The Devil’s In Town

In many years of diving Edithburgh Jetty is my first every encounter with a Western Blue Devil, Paraplesiops meleagris.

One of the most visually striking in both form and colour of all the southern Australian reef fishes, the Western Blue Devil normally is found lurking in caves and under ledges of deeper offshore reefs.

This beautiful but grumpy looking creature was indeed found in a small cave near the jetty so in habitat it was keeping form but as I said, my first Blue Devil in Edithburgh.

Photo: Robert Rath, ‘The Devil’s In Town’, 1/100s f/8 ISO320 15mm

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