Fish photos

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Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis
Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish.
Species: Pacific double-saddle butterflyfish, Chaetodon ulietensis
Image ID: 11817  
Royal gramma basslet, Gramma loreto
Royal gramma basslet.
Species: Royal gramma basslet, Gramma loreto
Image ID: 11829  
Sapphire devil (blue damselfish), female/juvenile coloration, Chrysiptera cyanea
Sapphire devil (blue damselfish), female/juvenile coloration.
Species: Sapphire devil, Chrysiptera cyanea
Image ID: 11834  
Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Harlequin tuskfish.
Species: Harlequin tuskfish, Choerodon fasciatus
Image ID: 12885  
King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Image ID: 12889  
King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
King angelfish.
Species: King angelfish, Holacanthus passer
Image ID: 12891  
Juvenile Clarion angelfish, Holacanthus clarionensis
Juvenile Clarion angelfish.
Species: Clarion angelfish, Holacanthus clarionensis
Image ID: 12901  
Freckled porcupinefish, Diodon holocanthus
Freckled porcupinefish.
Species: Freckled porcupinefish, Diodon holocanthus
Image ID: 12909  
Honeycomb moray eel (tesselate moray), Gymnothorax favagineus
Honeycomb moray eel (tesselate moray).
Species: Honeycomb moray eel, Gymnothorax favagineus
Image ID: 12920  
Blackstripe surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigricaudas
Blackstripe surgeonfish.
Species: Blackstripe surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigricaudas
Image ID: 12963  
Percula clownfish anemonefish, Amphiprion percula
Percula clownfish anemonefish.
Species: Percula clownfish, Amphiprion percula
Image ID: 13673  
Red Irish Lord.  The red irish lord lurks in shallow habitats where it feeds on crabs, shrimp, barnacles, mussels and small fishes, Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Red Irish Lord. The red irish lord lurks in shallow habitats where it feeds on crabs, shrimp, barnacles, mussels and small fishes.
Species: Red irish lord, Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus
Image ID: 13689  
Crevice rockfish.  Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs.  These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near.  This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on, Gibbonsia montereyensis, Monterey, California
Crevice rockfish. Seldom seen, kelpfish hover among the seaweeds in wave swept tidepools and reefs. These secretive fish rapidly change color to match watever background they are near. This kelpfish has assumed the coloration of the blade of kelp it is resting on.
Species: Crevice rockfish, Gibbonsia montereyensis
Location: Monterey, California
Image ID: 13711  
French grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum
French grunt.
Species: French grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum
Image ID: 13985  
Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs.  The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male.  Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth.  The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood, Hippocampus abdominalis
Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs. The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male. Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth. The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood.
Species: Pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
Image ID: 14472  
Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs.  The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male.  Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth.  The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood, Hippocampus abdominalis
Pot-bellied seahorse, male, carrying eggs. The developing embryos are nourished by individual yolk sacs, and oxygen is supplied through a placenta-like attachment to the male. Two to six weeks after fertilization, the male gives birth. The babies must then fend for themselves, and few survive to adulthood.
Species: Pot-bellied seahorse, Hippocampus abdominalis
Image ID: 14558  
Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus
Spotted gar.
Species: Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus
Image ID: 14710  
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it, Citharichthys
A small (2 inch) sanddab is well-camouflaged amidst the grains of sand that surround it.
Species: Sanddabs, Citharichthys
Image ID: 14936  
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater.  The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep.  Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher, San Clemente Island
California golden gorgonian and small juvenile sheephead fishes on rocky reef, below kelp forest, underwater. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Semicossyphus pulcher
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 23421  
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island
Garibaldi fish on kelp forest reef, underwater.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 25409  
Ocean sunfish, open ocean, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish, open ocean.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 26048  
Ocean sunfish, open ocean, photographer, freediving, Mola mola, San Diego, California
Ocean sunfish, open ocean, photographer, freediving.
Species: Ocean sunfish, Mola mola
Location: San Diego, California
Image ID: 26049  
Schooling fish, circling jacks, Las Animas, Sea of Cortez, Baja California, Caranx sexfasciatus
Schooling fish, circling jacks, Las Animas, Sea of Cortez, Baja California.
Species: Bigeye jack, Caranx sexfasciatus
Image ID: 00249  
Jack mackerel schooling amid kelp forest, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus, San Clemente Island
Jack mackerel schooling amid kelp forest.
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 00256  
Jack mackerel schooling, Trachurus symmetricus, San Clemente Island
Jack mackerel schooling.
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Trachurus symmetricus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 00293  
Jack mackerel and kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus, San Clemente Island
Jack mackerel and kelp.
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 00380  
Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, San Clemente Island
Garibaldi.
Species: Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 00635  
Jack mackerel schooling in kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus, San Clemente Island
Jack mackerel schooling in kelp.
Species: Pacific jack mackerel, Macrocystis pyrifera, Trachurus symmetricus
Location: San Clemente Island, California
Image ID: 01019  
Blacksmith, Chromis punctipinnis, Catalina Island
Blacksmith.
Species: Blacksmith, Chromis punctipinnis
Location: Catalina Island, California
Image ID: 01026