Thursday, 10 December 2015

Ornate wrasse (Thalassoma pavo) Linnaeus, 1758 - Cyprus

The ornate wrasseThalassoma pavo, is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Portugal to Gabon and the oceanic islands and into the Mediterranean Sea. This species inhabits areas of rocks and eelgrass in coastal waters at depths from 1 to 150 m (3.3 to 492.1 ft), though rarely below 50 m (160 ft). It can reach 25 cm (9.8 in) in length, though most do not exceed 20 cm (7.9 in). This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries, is also popular as a game fish, and can be found in the aquarium trade.From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Underwater photo Larnaca July 2014  by Costas Constantinou

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