Starry Weever

Starry Weever (Trachinus radiatus)

Trachinus radiatus the Starry Weever a k a Streaked Weever is a subtropical marine fish belonging to the genus of weevers which consists of seven extant species Six of the genus representatives inhabit the waters of the Eastern Atlantic Ocean three of which also occurring in the Mediterranean Sea and the thus the Maltese Islands…

Common Remora

Common Remora (Remora remora)

Remora remora the Common Remora a k a Suckerfish Shark Sucker and Common Sucker is a pelagic marine fish belonging to the family Echeneidae that of ray finned fish This remora is commonly found in warm marine waters and have also been seen in the western Mediterranean Sea In ancient times the remora was believed…

EUDI 2020

EUDI 2020

We would like to remind our Italian friends that Atlantis Gozo will be again at the EUDI 2020 Eudi Show in Bologna Italy at the BolognaFiere from the 28 February to the 01 March 2020 Our stand number is F64 Hope to see you there

Broadnosed Pipefish

Broadnosed Pipefish (Syngnathus typhle)

Syngnathus typhle the Broadnosed Pipefish is a marine fish in the family Syngnathidae the same as seahorses It is native to the Eastern Atlantic Baltic Sea Black Sea Sea of Azov and the Mediterranean Sea It is common in the coastal shallow waters usually on reefs with seagrass This species is notable for its broad…

Boot Dusseldorf 2020

Hall 13 A93 Once again we will participate with our stand at Boot Dusseldorf 2020 starting on 18 January till 26 January You are all welcome to visit us in Hall 13 Stand A93

Bluespotted Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii)

Fistularia commersonii the Bluespotted Cornetfish also known as Smooth Cornetfish or Smooth Flutemouth is a marine fish which belongs to the family Fistulariidae This very long and slender reef dweller belongs to the same order as the pipefishes and seahorses The specific name honours the French botanist Philibert Commerson 1727 1773 The genus Fistularia belongs…

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2020

Merry Christmas A Happy New Year 2020 Wishing you all the best Happy Holidays from the Atlantis Gozo Team The photo of this Tethys fimbria was taken by Brian Azzopardi at Il Kantra Ta Cenc on Gozo s south coast

Smittina cervicornis (Staghorn Rose Coral)

Smittina cervicornis known as Staghorn Rose Coral is one of the oldest known species of Bryozoan This narrow branched adeoniform ascophoran is distributed in the Atlantic Ocean from Brittany to the south east African region and throughout the Mediterranean Sea The genus Smittina belongs to the family Smittinidae superfamily Smittinoidea suborder Ascophora order Cheilostomata class…

Thuridilla hopei (Hope’s Elysia)

Thuridilla hopei the Hope s Elysia is a species of sacoglossan sea slug a shell less marine opisthobranch gastropod mollusk endemic to the Mediterranean Sea Although it usually only occurs in the Mediterranean it has also been spotted in the Red Sea In fact this would not be the first species that crossed the border…

Pinna rudis (Rough Pen Shell)

Pinna rudis the Rough Pen Shell a k a Spiny Fan Mussel or the Maltese common name Nakkra tax Xewk is a species of Mediterranean clam a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Pinnidae the pen shells The Rough Pen Shell is found in the seas around Malta in the Mediterranean Sea and connecting parts…