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Title: Blue striped grunt
Photographer: Marta & Mark Rubio - Bockstael
Taken on: 2017-09-11 10:48:00
Uploaded on: 2018-02-25 15:45:59
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License: © All rights reserved
Marine Animal: Haemulon sciurus, (Shaw, 1803)
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Photo description: Its common name comes from its blue stripes and from its habit of grunting by grinding its pharyngeal teeth. The swim bladder, acting as a resonator, amplifies this sound. The head and the body is yellow with many narrow, horizontal blue stripes. The stripe under the eye has a characteristic arch. There is one yellow dorsal fin with 12 dorsal spines and 16-17 dorsal soft rays. The anal fin is dusky yellow. It has three anal spines and nine anal soft rays. The soft dorsal and caudal fins are blackish. The scales above the lateral line are enlarged, while the scales below are oblique. I have often seen them hiding under coral crevices, with other fishes. Olympus XZ-1
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