Maria Montessori

Montessori Magnet School LMC 

"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks

about education."

 --Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education

LMC Home
 
STUDENT REFERENCE PAGES
 
FIELD GUIDE
Table of Contents
Introduction
Index
Sponges
Corals, Sea Anemones
Sea Jellies
Sea Urchins, Sea Cucumbers, Brittle Stars, Sea Stars, Sand Dollars
Sea Worms
Lobsters, Crabs, Shrimps, Barnacles
Mollusks Sea Snails, Oysters, Clams, Nudibranches, Octopuses
Tunicates
Fish: Perchlike Fish I
Fish: Perchlike Fish II
Fish: Other Ray-Finned Fish
Fish: Sharks, Rays, Skates
Sea Reptiles
Sea Mammals
 
Coloring Pages
Clownfish & Sea Anemone Coloring Page
Hawksbill Turtle Coloring Page
Sponge Coloring Page
French Angelfish Coloring Page
Southern Sting Ray Coloring Page
 
Newsletters
Websites
Bibliographies
Montessori @ RPS
 
QueSPER ONLINE
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTESSORI CORAL REEF FIELD GUIDE

CHORDATA (PHYLUM)

Vertebrates (SUBPHYLUM)

BONY (RAY-FINNED) FISHES (CLASS)

PAGE II

Bony (Ray-finned) Fish (CLASS)

Fish Chart

Perchlike Fish (ORDER)

Habitat: Indo-Pacific; reef-associated; tropical marine waters.

Size: Maximum 76.0 cm.

Food: Smaller fish and crustaceans

Interesting Fact: It changes colors.

Antonio and Hannah - Fishbase

Whitespotted Grouper

FAMILY: Grouper and Bassfish 

Other Sites: Whitespotted Grouper

Habitat:  reef-associated; tropical marine waters.

Size: to 100.0 cm

Food: crustaceans, small fish

Interesting Fact: Harmless; curious; smart

Blackspotted Grouper

FAMILY: Grouper and Bassfish

Other Sites: Blackspotted Grouper

Habitat:  Reef associated; marine, 1-300 meters, subtropical,

Size: to 7 feet; weight to 570 pounds

Food: fish, crabs, cepholopods

Interesting Fact: Groupers are an important food fish. They change from male to female in midlife.

Grouper

FAMILY: Grouper and Bassfish 

Other Sites: Grouper

A large family of fish

Habitat: reef-associated; marine grass beds. Western Atlantic: Greater Antilles to Brazil.

Size: 40.0 cm (15 inches)

Food: Plankton

Interesting Fact: Make a grunting sound when pulled out of water. 

Bryan

Black Grunt

FAMILY: Haemulidae (Grunts)

Other Sites:

Habitat:  Indo-Pacific: Inhabits reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m depth

Size: up to 30.0 cm long

Food: Algae

Interesting Fact: It secretes a mucus cocoon

 

Common Parrotfish

FAMILY: Scaridae (Parrotfishes)

Other Sites:

Habitat: Caribbean Sea from Cuba southward to northeastern Brazil; depth range 26 - 340 m; rocky areas.

Size: Max: 100 cm long

Weight: Max: 10,000 g.

Food: fishes, shrimps, crabs, cephalopods and plankton

Interesting Fact: Oldest recorded is 18 years.

 Caribbean Red Snapper

FAMILY: Lutjanidae (Snappers)

Other Sites:

Habitat: tropical waters of the Indian Ocean. Inhabits shallow, clear coastal and island coral reefs. marine ; depth range 0 - 25 m

Size: 54.0 cm

Food: on small, sparsely scattered algae and small growths in crevices

Interesting Fact: a favorite saltwater aquarium fish.

Powder Blue Tang

FAMILY: Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes

Other Sites: Powder Blue Tang

Powder Blue Tang

Habitat: Indo-Pacific; Throughout Micronesia.; seaweed reefs; depth of 2-40 meters

Size: 31.0 cm

Food: zooplankton

Interesting Fact: Found near Antler Coral and when frightened hides tightly among its branches.

 Palette Surgeonfish. Also called Blue Tang Other names: Morpho Surgeonfish

FAMILY: Surgeonfishes, tangs, unicornfishes

Other Sites: Palette Surgeonfish

Updated 08/22/09    /    The QueSPER website is maintained by Carol J. Fox;   Teacher-Librarian   /   Visitor NumberHit Counter since 03/23/07  /    1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009   All rights reserved   /    Email: caroljfox@sbcglobal.net     /   Use and Connection Policies     Home