Scientific name: Plectorhinchus vittatus
Size: Up to 5.9 inches
Color: Brown, yellow, cream
Distinguishing feature: Brown body dotted with white spots, themselves surrounded by orange-yellow
Where did we see it: French polynesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat
For Oriental diagram, the fur of juveniles is very different from adults. It looks like a livery of nudibranchs or flat-worm, which deliver toxic substances. This could have a preventive purpose against predators.
This juvenile prefers sheltered areas, he also likes to hide in the hollows of corals or branched corals.
He is quite shy as a child, but will always stay near his hiding place and not go far away.
We can hear the bull shark is very dangerous because of attacks near La Réunion island.
However, tens of them are living at 600 feet from the famous beach of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico. And there are no attacks.
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.
The kakihona sushi (sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves) are really the best!
To eat them, you have to go to Nara!