The mandarinfish or mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus), is a small, brightly colored member of the dragonet family, which is native to the Pacific, ranging approximately from the Ryukyu Islands south to Australia.
The Mandarin Fish is the most beautiful member of the genus Synchiropus. It is also one of the most breath-taking marine fish ever to be found in our oceans. It looks more like an intricate painting that it does a fish, its entire body is made up of wavy alternating lines of orange, blue and green.
While they are commonly known as the Mandarin Goby and the Mandarin Fish, their true name is the Mandarin Dragonet. It is similar to the Scooter Blenny (Synchiropus Occelatus) in this respect.