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 Jardin de las Gorgonias (max. depth 16 m):

Class: Actinopterygii
Bridled goby (Coryphopterus glaucofraenum)
Bridled goby
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum
Class: Actinopterygii
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus)
Aulostomus maculatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)
Yellowhead jawfish
Opistognathus aurifrons
Class: Actinopterygii
Margate (Haemulon album)
Haemulon album
Class: Actinopterygii
Bluestriped grunt (Haemulon sciurus)
Bluestriped grunt
Haemulon sciurus
Class: Actinopterygii
Red hind (Epinephelus guttatus)
Red hind
Epinephelus guttatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Spotlight goby (Elacatinus louisae)
Spotlight goby
Elacatinus louisae
Class: Actinopterygii
Goliath grouper (Epinephelus itajara)
Goliath grouper
Epinephelus itajara
Class: Actinopterygii
Cleaning goby (Elacatinus genie)
Cleaning goby
Elacatinus genie
Class: Actinopterygii
Rock beauty (Holacanthus tricolor)
Rock beauty
Holacanthus tricolor
Class: Actinopterygii
Spanish hogfish (Bodianus rufus)
Spanish hogfish
Bodianus rufus
Class: Actinopterygii
Spotted drum (Equetus punctatus)
Spotted drum
Equetus punctatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Saddled blenny (Malacoctenus triangulatus)
Saddled blenny
Malacoctenus triangulatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)
Queen angelfish
Holacanthus ciliaris
Class: Actinopterygii
Fairy basslet (Gramma loreto)
Fairy basslet
Gramma loreto
Class: Actinopterygii
Tiger grouper (Mycteroperca tigris)
Tiger grouper
Mycteroperca tigris
Class: Actinopterygii
Squirrelfish (Holocentrus adscensionis)
Holocentrus adscensionis
Class: Anthozoa
Smooth flower coral (Eusmilia fastigiata)
Smooth flower coral
Eusmilia fastigiata
Class: Anthozoa
Symmetrical brain coral (Diploria strigosa)
Symmetrical brain coral
Diploria strigosa
Class: Anthozoa
Knobby sea rod (Eunicea)
Knobby sea rod
Class: Anthozoa
Swollen-knob candelabrum (Eunicea mammosa)
Swollen-knob candelabrum
Eunicea mammosa
Class: Demospongiae
Pink vase sponge (Niphates digitalis)
Pink vase sponge
Niphates digitalis
Class: Demospongiae
Azure vase sponge (Callyspongia plicifera)
Azure vase sponge
Callyspongia plicifera
Class: Malacostraca
Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus)
Caribbean spiny lobster
Panulirus argus
Class: Malacostraca
Pederson cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes pedersoni)
Pederson cleaner shrimp
Periclimenes pedersoni
Class: Malacostraca
Isopod (Anilocra)