Scarlet-breasted Maori wrasse
Underwater Photography



PLEASE NOTE: The location of the dive sites is in most cases estimated and only approximate.

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Maria La Gorda (area), Cuba

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Species found in El Cabezo de Marcelo (max. depth 23 m):

Class: Actinopterygii
Scrawled filefish (Aluterus scriptus)
Scrawled filefish
Aluterus scriptus
Class: Actinopterygii
Queen parrotfish (Scarus vetula)
Queen parrotfish
Scarus vetula
Class: Actinopterygii
Redband parrotfish (Sparisoma aurofrenatum)
Redband parrotfish
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
Class: Actinopterygii
Barred cardinalfish (Apogon binotatus)
Barred cardinalfish
Apogon binotatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Spotted drum (Equetus punctatus)
Spotted drum
Equetus punctatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellow goatfish (Mulloidichthys martinicus)
Yellow goatfish
Mulloidichthys martinicus
Class: Actinopterygii
Dusky cardinalfish (Phaeoptyx pigmentaria)
Dusky cardinalfish
Phaeoptyx pigmentaria
Class: Actinopterygii
Spotted moray (Gymnothorax moringa)
Spotted moray
Gymnothorax moringa
Class: Actinopterygii
Green moray (Gymnothorax funebris)
Green moray
Gymnothorax funebris
Class: Actinopterygii
Smooth trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)
Smooth trunkfish
Lactophrys triqueter
Class: Actinopterygii
Stoplight parrotfish (Sparisoma viride)
Stoplight parrotfish
Sparisoma viride
Class: Actinopterygii
Blue tang (Acanthurus coeruleus)
Blue tang
Acanthurus coeruleus
Class: Anthozoa
Whitestar sheet coral (Agaricia lamarcki)
Whitestar sheet coral
Agaricia lamarcki
Class: Cephalopoda
Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Caribbean reef squid
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
Class: Cephalopoda
Caribbean reef octopus (Octopus briareus)
Caribbean reef octopus
Octopus briareus
Class: Demospongiae
Brown encrusting octopus sponge (Ectyoplasia ferox)
Brown encrusting octopus sponge
Ectyoplasia ferox
Class: Gastropoda
Lettuce sea slug (Elysia crispata)
Lettuce sea slug
Elysia crispata
Class: Gastropoda
Flamingo tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum)
Flamingo tongue
Cyphoma gibbosum
Class: Malacostraca
Yellowline arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis)
Yellowline arrow crab
Stenorhynchus seticornis
Class: Malacostraca
Velvet shrimp (Metapenaeopsis goodei)
Velvet shrimp
Metapenaeopsis goodei
Class: Malacostraca
Red reef hermit (Paguristes cadenati)
Red reef hermit
Paguristes cadenati
Class: Malacostraca
Channel clinging crab (Mithrax spinosissimus)
Channel clinging crab
Mithrax spinosissimus
Class: Malacostraca
Red-stripe hermit (Phimochirus holthuisi)
Red-stripe hermit
Phimochirus holthuisi
Class: Malacostraca
Speck-claw decorator crab (Microphrys bicornutus)
Speck-claw decorator crab
Microphrys bicornutus
Class: Ophiuroidea
Giant basket star (Astrophyton muricatum)
Giant basket star
Astrophyton muricatum