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Tag: camouflage

Mar 06 2017

Diving the Blue Hole (Dahab – Egypt) and this marvelous octopus specimen (Video)

Video credit: Patricia Martin Cabrera Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed during a dive at the Blue Hole, Dahab (Egypt).     One should look carefully to identify this beautiful specimen of common octopus (Octopus vulgaris) with its marvelous green color that makes the animal blends with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13885

Sep 08 2016

Scorpionfish in the Red Sea (Egypt) – Video

Video credit: Mohamed Hassan (Egypt) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel) This video was filmed in the Red Sea, Marsa Alam Source: www.fishconsult.org   Introduction: Scorpionfish are marine fish that belong to the family scorpaenidae that includes many of the world’s most venomous species. The family has several genus and more than 200 …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=13538

Mar 11 2015

Peaceful angelfish may fight sometimes – Video

This video has been filmed during December 2014 in the Sea World, San Diego, California, USA. Before going over the biological information, I was surprised to see how these peaceful fish –as their name tells- can fight. In fact, angelfish are generally peaceful especially when not mating but they under certain conditions such as overcrowding, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12464

Jan 09 2015

California two-spot Octopus, Octopus bimaculoides (Description, feeding, reproduction, camouflage) – Video

This video was filmed at the Sea World, San Diego, USA Source: www.fishconsult.org   Introduction: The California two-spot octopus (Octopus bimaculoides), also known as the “bimac” octopus, is an octopus species found off the coast of California (from central California to northern Baja California). The species is normally found in the shallow areas of about 20-m depth so they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=12232

Jun 25 2014

Pharaoh Cuttlefish, Sepia pharaonis (Distribution – biology – utilization – threats)

Photo credit: Sharmala Naidoo (South Africa)  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Website founder) Introduction: Cuttlefish are sea molluscs that belong to the order Sepiida and to the Cephalopoda class. The photo that shows a specimen of “Pharaoh Cuttlefish” was taken at Sahar landing site, the Sultanate of Oman. The pharaoh cuttlefish (Sepia pharaonis) is a large cuttlefish species that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=11062

Mar 17 2014

Spotted Scorpionfishes, Scorpaena plumieri (biology – camouflage – venom)

The photos were taken by Glenda Vélez Calabria at in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Scientific review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal General: The spotted scorpionfish, Scorpaena plumieri is also known as the pacific spotted scorpionfish, stone scorpionfish, stinging groupers, and spotted stone scorpionfish. The species is used as an aquarium fish and they are also …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=10557

Sep 20 2013

Green moray eels, Gymnothorax funebris (Biology, geographic range, and adaptation) – Video

Video credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)     Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal   This video was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: The “Green moray eels”, Gymnothorax funebris are also known as “green conger”, “green congo”, “green eel”, and “olive-green moray eel”. They belong to the family Muraenidae. Based on few documents on green …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=9269

Sep 04 2013

Common octopus, Octopus vulgaris (General information – biology – conservation)

Video credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)      Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal Source: www.fishconsult.org This video was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: The common octopus, Octopus vulgaris is found worldwide in tropical and semitropical waters and occur from the coastline to as deep as 200 m. The species …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=9100

Jun 10 2013

Green moray eels, Gymnothorax funebris (Biology, geographic range, and adaptation)

Photo credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)     Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal   This photo was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: The “Green moray eels”, Gymnothorax funebris are also known as “green conger”, “green congo”, “green eel”, and “olive-green moray eel”. They belong to the family Muraenidae. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=8040

Nov 10 2012

Reef stonefish, Synanceia verrucosa (camouflage, predators, Poisonous venom) – video

This video was taken during June 2012 at the Sea World, California (USA) Color and camouflage: The common color of stonefish is the mottled greenish to mostly dark brown color. They may have patches of yellow, orange or red color. This type of coloration enhances their ability to camouflage themselves among the rocks or many …

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Permanent link to this article: http://fishconsult.org/?p=7112

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