The Rock beauty, Holacanthus tricolor, is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in the western Atlantic from Georgia, United States, Bermuda, and the northern Gulf of Mexico to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at depths of between 3 and 92 m. Its length is up to 35 cm.
The rock beauty is inhabits rock jetties, rocky reefs and rich coral areas. Juveniles are often associated with fire corals. It feeds on tunicates, sponges, zoantharians and algae.
Coloration of the front of the body is yellow; the remaining parts of body, dorsal fin, and the front of anal fin are black. The caudal fin is entirely yellow. The front margin of the anal fin and edge of the gill cover are orange; bright blue on the upper and lower part of the iris. The young of about an inch in length are entirely yellow except for a blue-edged black spot on the upper side of the body posterior to the midpoint; with growth, the black spot soon expands to become the large black area covering most of the body and dorsal and anal fins. (text: Wikipedia)
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Wikipedia has no article on French grunt.
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Wikipedia has no article on Bluestriped grunt.
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Wikipedia has no article on Smooth Trunkfish.
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Wikipedia has no article on Yellowtail damselfish, Microspathodon chrysurus.
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The Sergeant Major or píntano (Abudefduf saxatilis, family Pomacentridae) is a large, colourful damselfish. It earns its name from its brightly striped sides, which are reminiscent of the insignia of a military Sergeant Major. It grows to a length of about 15cm (6 inches).
The fish feed upon the larvae of invertebrates, zooplankton, smaller fish, crustaceans and various species of algae. They are preyed upon by some members of the Labridae and Serranidae families. They lay their eggs in patches on a firm substrate and guard them vigorously until they hatch.
Sergeant majors are found throughout the tropical reaches of the Atlantic, including off the south coast of the United States, Central America, eastern South America and western Africa. They are often found on coral reefs at depths of between 1 and 12 meters. (text source: wikipedia)
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A hamlet is a fish of the genus Hypoplectrus. It is a grouping fish that is found mainly in coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, particularly around Florida and the Bahamas.
Wikipedia has no article on Indigo Hamlet.
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