Anthias anthias

Anthias anthias (Swallowtail Seaperch)

Anthias anthias the Swallowtail Seaperch is a colourful marine fish found in the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern Atlantic Ocean The genus Anthias belongs to the subfamily Anthiadinae family Serranidae the family of groupers and sea basses order Perciformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia The Swallowtail Seaperch lives at a depth ranging from…

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Myriapora truncata (False Coral)

Myriapora truncata the False Coral is a magnificent Bryozoan getting its common name from its resemblance to Red Coral Corallium rubrum It is native to the Mediterranean Sea The genus Myriapora belongs to the family Myriozoidae order Cheilostomata class Gymnolaemata phylum Bryozoa sub kingdom Eumetazoa and kingdom Animalia Although Myriapora truncata resembles the Red Coral…

Conger conger (European Conger)

Conger conger the European Conger a k a Conger Eel is a species of conger and is also the largest eel in the world It is native to the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea The genus Conger belongs to the family Congridae order Anguilliformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia European Congers…

Muraena helena (Mediterranean Moray)

Muraena helena the Mediterranean Moray a k a Roman Eel is a fish of the moray eel family It has an elongated snake like body and is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea The genus Muraena belongs to the family Muraenidae order Anguilliformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia The…

Cotylorhiza tuberculata (Fried Egg Jellyfish)

Cotylorhiza tuberculata is a species of jellyfish also known as the Fried Egg Jellyfish or Mediterranean Jelly It is commonly found in aggregations in the Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea and Adriatic Sea The scientific name Cotylorhiza is derived from the Greek words meaning cup and meaning root The genus Cotylorhiza belongs to the family Cepheidae…

Tripterigion tripteronotum (Red-Black Triplefin)

Tripterygion tripteronotum the Red Black Triplefin is a blennioid a small perciform marine fish in the family Tripterygiidae the threefin blennies It is endemic to the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea The family name derives from the Greek tripteros meaning with three wings The genus Tripterygion belongs to the family Tripterygiidae order Perciformes class…

Chromodoris luteorosea (Yellow-Spotted Doris)

The Yellow Spotted Doris is a species of colourful sea slug a dorid nudibranch a marine gastropod mollusc in the genus Chromodoris family Chromodorididae superfamily Doridoidea order Nudibranchia class Gastropoda phylum Mollusca and kingdom Animalia This species occurs in the Mediterranean Sea and on the Atlantic coast of Europe and Africa from the Bay of…

Mola mola

Mola mola (Sunfish)

The Sunfish Mola mola belongs to the family Molidae the order Tetraodontiformes class Actinopterygii phylum Chordata and kingdom Animalia Although in English this fish is known as a Sunfish in most other languages such as Italian German French Spanish Maltese etc the Mola mola is known as the Moon Fish It is the heaviest known…

Clavelina dellavallei (Light Bulb Tunicate)

Clavelina dellavallei the Light Bulb Tunicate is a colonial ascidian native to the eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea Colonies live on rocky bottoms attached to rocks sea fans or seaweeds at depths varying from one meter to 50 meters This tunicate belongs to the species dellavallei while the genus Clavelina falls under the…