National Geographic : 1965 Dec
Compulsive cleaner, Labroidesdimidiatustidies up anything that comes within its domain, even the author's flippered feet. Pacific wrasses of this and related species set up cleaning stations in well-defined areas in and around reefs and sunken wrecks. Other fishes in the reefs and from the open sea seek out the wrasses for their valued help. Risking mortal venom of a scorpionfish's spines, Labroides bicolor nibbles unconcernedly at one of 868 the camouflaged monster's gill covers.