Another fish that is much more than a dish (see Snapper Fish, More Than a Dish). They are so friendly. I remember one making my wife Ivana cuddle it … it squashed itself between her forearm and the bottom. We could not resist laughter to the point water filled our masks. Another one tried to suck my neoprene-covered finger when I made an attempt to touch it. I got so scared I almost let my camera go. I’ve never caught one while fishing … I am glad I haven’t.
Keywords: blue cod Parapercis colias “blue cod” “Parapercis colias” Pinguipedidae sand perch “sand perch” rawaru pakirikiri underwater fish undersea temperate water sea close-up “close up”