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Ocellated frogfish
2007-02-21 16:04:14

The Ocellated frogfish, Antennarius ocellatus, is a frogfish of the family Antennariidae, found in the western Atlantic including the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, to depths of 492.13 ft (150 m). Its length is up to 14.96 in (38 cm). The Ocellated frogfish has three prominent black spots on each side, each surrounded by lighter ring. It inhabits rocky and...

Hamlet
2008-06-16 14:32:21

The Hamlet (Hypoplectrus), 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. Hamlets are simultaneous hermaphrodites (or synchronous hermaphrodites): They have both male and female sexual organs at the same time as an adult. They seem quite at ease mating in front of divers, allowing observations...

Lined Sole Achirus lineatus
2009-02-16 20:26:55

The Lined Sole (Achirus lineatus) is a species of saltwater fish that is found in the Western Atlantic, and northern Gulf of Mexico south to northern Argentina. It occurs mainly in brackish or hyper-saline lagoons, or on sandy-muddy bottoms of estuaries as well as the littoral zone. It is sometimes confused with the Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus). The lined sole is defined by its...