DECORATED WARBONNET (Chirolophis decoratu)
Despite its coloration, the lavish decorations, large eyes and thick lips make the decorated warbonnet look more like some type of cartoon character than a fish. Behind the frilly head is a compressed eel-like body that can be up to 17 inches long. They are very secretive and rarely venture out from their homes inside small rocky crevices, which they often share with small shrimp (their primary source of food).
Todd Mintz, photographer