Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse

Coris julis (Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse)

Coris julis the Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse is a small colourful species of wrasse native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea This species is present along most of the Mediterranean coastline including around most of the main Mediterranean islands In the eastern Mediterranean basin however this species is rare…

Comber

Serranus cabrilla (Comber)

Serranus cabrilla the Comber is a subtropical marine fish found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea The genus Serranus belongs to the family Serranidae the family of groupers and sea basses order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia Serranus is one of five genera known commonly as…

Cuckoo Wrasse

Labrus mixtus (Cuckoo Wrasse)

Labrus mixtus the Cuckoo Wrasse is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the coastal waters of the Mediterranean Sea The genus Labrus belongs to the subfamily Labrinae family Labridae suborder Labroidei order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia Wrasses the family Labridae are the most abundant and conspicuous…

Peacock Wrasse

Symphodus tinca (Peacock Wrasse)

Symphodus tinca the Peacock Wrasse is a species of wrasse native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and along the coastal waters of the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea The genus Symphodus belongs to the family Labridae suborder Labroidei order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia Wrasses the family Labridae are the most…

Elysia timida (Green Elysia)

Elysia timida (Green Elysia)

Elysia timida the Green Elysia is a species of sacoglossan sea slug a marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk endemic to the Mediterranean Sea although it is also found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and in the Caribbean Sea It is also known by another two synonyms Elysia viridis and Notarchus timidus The genus Elysia belongs to…

Wide-Eyed Flounder

Bothus podas (Wide-Eyed Flounder)

Bothus podas the Wide Eyed Flounder is a type of flatfish and is native to the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean The name Flounder is used for several only distantly related species though all are in the suborder Pleuronectoidei families Achiropsettidae Bothidae Pleuronectidae Paralichthyidae and Samaridae The genus Bothus belongs to the family…

Astropecten aranciacus (Red Comb Starfish)

Astropecten aranciacus (Red Comb Starfish)

Astropecten aranciacus the Red Comb Starfish is a type of sea star and is native to the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean The genus Astropecten belongs to the family Astropectinidae order Paxillosida class Asteroidea subphylum Eleutherozoa phylum Echinodermata and kingdom Animalia Astropecten aranciacus lives very near the coast and at low tide it…

Tethys fimbria

Tethys fimbria

Tethys fimbria is a species of predatory sea slug a nudibranch a marine gastropod mollusk which occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean ICZN opinion 200 ruled that Tethys fimbria is a valid name and Tethys leporina Linnaeus 1758 is a synonym Tethys fimbria is the only species in the genus Tethys…

Purple Sea Urchin

Paracentrotus lividus (Purple Sea Urchin)

Paracentrotus lividus the Purple Sea Urchin is a type of sea urchin which occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean It is most common in the western Mediterranean where the water temperature in winter varies between 10 and 15 C The genus Paracentrotus belongs to the family Parechinidae order Camarodonta superorder Echinacea…

Hatpin Urchin

Centrostephanus longispinus (Hatpin Urchin)

Centrostephanus longispinus the Hatpin Urchin a k a Long Spined Sea Urchin is a species of sea urchin which occurs mainly in the Mediterranean Sea but also on the continental shelf on either side of the Atlantic Ocean The name originates from the Greek words centro meaning needle stephan meaning crown and longispinus meaning long…

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