Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Reticulated leatherjacket - Stephanolepis diaspros Fraser-Brunner, 1940 - Γουρουνόψαρο - Cyprus

A lessepsian migrant
Migrant from the red sea.

Stephanolepis is a genus of bony fish in the family Monacanthidae, the filefishes. Members of this genus are unusual-shaped fish and have a very rough skin which gives them their common name. They are laterally flattened and deep bodied with long dorsal and anal fins and a fan-shaped tail. They have a mouth at the tip of the projecting snout and a long spine on the top of the head.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Underwater photos  21/05/2016 7m deep at Limassol City center by Kostas Aristeidou

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