Sunday, June 10, 2012

FISH OF THE DAY - I will try to post pictures of a species of Caribbean reef fish every day so you can see the kind of fish diversity I will be seeing.

Today will be the Sharknose Goby (Elacatinus evelynae), of which the aquaculture lab at CEI breeds. We breed them, I'm told, to clean parasites off of the small Cobia, but I have never seen or known of this behavior before. I've seen them mostly on brain and plate corals, where a pair will stake out a corner of coral as their own territory. They are really fast, and look like little jewels darting about on the surface of the coral. See more pictures at http://ie7.reefguide.org/carib/sharknosegoby.html


Picture is not mine, all rights to Florent's reef Guide

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