Scarlet-breasted Maori wrasse
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Bahia de Cochinos (area), Cuba

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Species found in El Tanque (max. depth 26 m):

Class: Actinopterygii
Schoolmaster (Lutjanus apodus)
Lutjanus apodus
Class: Actinopterygii
Sand diver (Synodus intermedius)
Sand diver
Synodus intermedius
Class: Actinopterygii
Stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Stoplight parrotfish
Sparisoma viride
Class: Actinopterygii
Houndfish (Tylosurus crocodilus)
Tylosurus crocodilus
Class: Actinopterygii
Creole wrasse (Clepticus parrae)
Creole wrasse
Clepticus parrae
Class: Actinopterygii
Bluehead (Thalassoma bifasciatum)
Thalassoma bifasciatum
Class: Actinopterygii
Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Blue tang
Acanthurus coeruleus
Class: Actinopterygii
Bandtail puffer (Sphoeroides spengleri)
Bandtail puffer
Sphoeroides spengleri
Class: Actinopterygii
Threespot damselfish (Stegastes planifrons)
Threespot damselfish
Stegastes planifrons
Class: Actinopterygii
Garden eel (Heteroconger longissimus)
Garden eel
Heteroconger longissimus
Class: Actinopterygii
Barred hamlet (Hypoplectrus puella)
Barred hamlet
Hypoplectrus puella
Class: Actinopterygii
Sharpnose puffer (Canthigaster rostrata)
Sharpnose puffer
Canthigaster rostrata
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellowhead wrasse (Halichoeres garnoti)
Yellowhead wrasse
Halichoeres garnoti
Class: Actinopterygii
Blue chromis (Chromis cyanea)
Blue chromis
Chromis cyanea
Class: Actinopterygii
Blackcap basslet (Gramma melacara)
Blackcap basslet
Gramma melacara
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellowfin mojarra (Gerres cinereus)
Yellowfin mojarra
Gerres cinereus
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)
Yellowhead jawfish
Opistognathus aurifrons
Class: Actinopterygii
Masked goby (Coryphopterus personatus)
Masked goby
Coryphopterus personatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus)
Bluestriped grunt
Haemulon sciurus
Class: Actinopterygii
Indigo hamlet (Hypoplectrus indigo)
Indigo hamlet
Hypoplectrus indigo
Class: Actinopterygii
Great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
Great barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda
Class: Anthozoa
Corky sea finger (Briareum asbestinum)
Corky sea finger
Briareum asbestinum
Class: Anthozoa
Grooved brain coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis)
Grooved brain coral
Diploria labyrinthiformis
Class: Anthozoa
Zoanthid (Zoanthidea)
Class: Anthozoa
Knobby sea rod (Eunicea)
Knobby sea rod
Class: Demospongiae
Yellow tube sponge (Aplysina fistularis)
Yellow tube sponge
Aplysina fistularis
Class: Demospongiae
Orange icing sponge (Mycale laevis)
Orange icing sponge
Mycale laevis
Class: Demospongiae
Azure vase sponge (Callyspongia plicifera)
Azure vase sponge
Callyspongia plicifera
Class: Demospongiae
Scattered pore rope sponge (Aplysina fulva)
Scattered pore rope sponge
Aplysina fulva
Class: Demospongiae
Stove-pipe sponge (Aplysina archeri)
Stove-pipe sponge
Aplysina archeri
Class: Demospongiae
Pitted sponge (Verongula rigida)
Pitted sponge
Verongula rigida
Class: Florideophyceae
Tubular thicket algae (Galaxaura)
Tubular thicket algae
Class: Gastropoda
Flamingo tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum)
Flamingo tongue
Cyphoma gibbosum
Class: Malacostraca
Banded coral shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
Banded coral shrimp
Stenopus hispidus
Class: Malacostraca
Yellowline arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis)
Yellowline arrow crab
Stenorhynchus seticornis