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Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
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Bony (Ray-finned) Fish (CLASS)

Fish Chart

MONTESSORI CORAL REEF FIELD GUIDE INDEX

and INTRODUCTION

CHORDATA (PHYLUM)

Vertebrates (SUBPHYLUM)

BONY (RAY-FINNED) FISHES (CLASS)

Fishes I

Perchlike Fish (ORDER)

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

 

Habitat: reef associated, marine.   Depth 3-92 m. tropical, Western Atlantic. Inhabits rock jetties, rocky reefs and rich coral areas.

Size: 35 cm length

Food: tunicates, sponges, zoantharians and algae

Interesting Fact:

Christine: FishBase

Rock Beauty Angelfish

FAMILY: Angelfish

Other Sites: Rock Beauty Angelfish

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: Western Atlantic; reef-associated. 1-70 m. depth range. Found on coral reefs. subtropical. FB

Size: to 45 cm. FB 

Food: species feeds almost exclusively on sponges FB

Interesting Fact: Generally occurs alone or in pairs. FB

Camille

Queen Angelfish

FAMILY: Angelfishes

Other Sites: Queen Angelfish

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: Sub-tropical coral reef

Size: Maximum 45.0 cm

Food: sponges

Interesting Fact: Not Endangered

Malik K. - Fishbase

Queen Angelfish

FAMILY: Angelfish

Other Sites: Queen Angelfish

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: reef associated, depth 3-100 m., Western Atlantic

Size: 41.1 cm (10.5 inches)

Food: Feed on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates

Interesting Fact: Juveniles tend cleaning stations for other species of fish.

Symone: FishBase

French Angelfish

FAMILY: Angelfishes

Other Sites: French Angelfish French Angelfish Coloring Page

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: Pacific Ocean; reef-associated; 5-90 m depth range. Inhabits steep outer reef slopes, occasionally on lagoon reefs

Size: 10.0 cm in length

Food: Herbivorous

Interesting Fact: Forms harems of 2-4 individuals.

FishBase

Yellow Angelfish

FAMILY: Angelfishes

Other Sites: 

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: Eastern United States to Southern Brazil; Bermuda and the Caribbean

Size: Maximum 6 feet

Food: fish

Interesting Fact: A torpedo shaped fish. The barracuda changes color to blend in with its environment.

Matthew L. - Amazing Animals of the World

 Barracuda    (Sphyraena picudilla)

FAMILY: Barracuda

Other Sites: Barracuda: Fish with a Bad Rep

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: reef associated, marine. 1-15 m depth range. Inhabits shallow and calm lagoons. Indo-West Pacific

Size: 11 cm (4+ inches)

Food: plants

Interesting Fact:Associated with the anemones; secretes a mucus to protect itself from anemone poison.

FishBase

Clownfish

FAMILY: Damselfish

Other Sites:  Clownfish

Clownfish

Clownfish Coloring Page

 

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

Habitat: reef associated, marine,   1 - 55 m. depth range, tropical. Inhabits coral and rocky reefs. Indo-West Pacific

Size: 11.0 cm (4+ inches)

Food: algae, copepods, and other planktonic crustaceans.

Interesting Fact: Occurs in small to large aggregations

FishBase

Domino Damselfish

FAMILY: Damselfish

Other Sites: 
 

Picture - Montessori 5/2004

 

 

Habitat: reef associated, marine, 1 - 55 m. depth range, tropical. Inhabits coral and rocky reefs. Indo-West Pacific

Size: 11.0 cm (4+ inches)

Food: algae, copepods, and other planktonic crustaceans.

Interesting Fact: Occurs in small to large aggregations

FishBase

Sergeant Major

FAMILY: Damselfish

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