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Mangrove snapper schooling in the clear waters of Crystal River, with trees in the background, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangroves, Ensenada de la Dispensa, Isla Espiritu Santo, aerial photo Banded archerfish.  The banded archerfish is known for its ability to shoot down resting insects by spitting a jet of water. Large archerfishes can hit a target 2-3m away. Archerfishes have adaptations to the mouth which enable spitting. When a banded archerfish shoots a jet of water, it raises its tongue against the roof of the mouth forming a tube. The gill covers quickly close forcing water along the tube. This species mostly lives in mangrove and estuarine habitats throughout much of the Indo-Pacific, Toxotes jaculatrix Banded archerfish.  The banded archerfish is known for its ability to shoot down resting insects by spitting a jet of water. Large archerfishes can hit a target 2-3m away. Archerfishes have adaptations to the mouth which enable spitting. When a banded archerfish shoots a jet of water, it raises its tongue against the roof of the mouth forming a tube. The gill covers quickly close forcing water along the tube. This species mostly lives in mangrove and estuarine habitats throughout much of the Indo-Pacific, Toxotes jaculatrix Banded archerfish.  The banded archerfish is known for its ability to shoot down resting insects by spitting a jet of water. Large archerfishes can hit a target 2-3m away. Archerfishes have adaptations to the mouth which enable spitting. When a banded archerfish shoots a jet of water, it raises its tongue against the roof of the mouth forming a tube. The gill covers quickly close forcing water along the tube. This species mostly lives in mangrove and estuarine habitats throughout much of the Indo-Pacific, Toxotes jaculatrix Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove shoreline.  Mangroves have vertical branches, pheumatophores, that serve to filter out salt and provide fresh water to the leaves of the plant.  Many juvenile fishes and young marine animals reside in the root systems of the mangroves.  Punta Albemarle, Isabella Island Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida Mangrove snapper, Lutjanus griseus, Three Sisters Springs, Crystal River, Florida

Updated: May 16, 2021