Sunday, September 19, 2010

Decorated Warbonnet ~ (Chirolophis decoratus)

Skittish by nature, Decorated Warbonnets are an eel-like fish named after the prominent cirri crowning their skull, which resembles the feathers of a Plains Indian chief's warbonnet.  Measuring about one foot in length, many believe these bizarre-looking fish from the Pacific Northwest rival any to be found at many of the World's tropical diving hot spots.