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 Valle de Coral Negro (max. depth 33 m):

Class: Actinopterygii
Blue chromis (Chromis cyanea)
Blue chromis
Chromis cyanea
Class: Actinopterygii
Butter hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)
Butter hamlet
Hypoplectrus unicolor
Class: Actinopterygii
Bridled goby (Coryphopterus glaucofraenum)
Bridled goby
Coryphopterus glaucofraenum
Class: Actinopterygii
Harlequin bass (Serranus tigrinus)
Harlequin bass
Serranus tigrinus
Class: Actinopterygii
Blackcap basslet (Gramma melacara)
Blackcap basslet
Gramma melacara
Class: Actinopterygii
Broadstripe goby (Elacatinus prochilos)
Broadstripe goby
Elacatinus prochilos
Class: Actinopterygii
Sunshinefish (Chromis insolata)
Chromis insolata
Class: Actinopterygii
Graysby (Cephalopholis cruentata)
Cephalopholis cruentata
Class: Actinopterygii
Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
Common lionfish
Pterois volitans
Class: Actinopterygii
Fairy basslet (Gramma loreto)
Fairy basslet
Gramma loreto
Class: Anthozoa
Star coral (Madracis pharensis)
Star coral
Madracis pharensis
Class: Anthozoa
Swollen-knob candelabrum (Eunicea mammosa)
Swollen-knob candelabrum
Eunicea mammosa
Class: Anthozoa
Deepwater sea fan (Iciligorgia schrammi)
Deepwater sea fan
Iciligorgia schrammi
Class: Anthozoa
Giant anemone (Condylactis gigantea)
Giant anemone
Condylactis gigantea
Class: Anthozoa
Knobby sea rod (Eunicea)
Knobby sea rod
Class: Anthozoa
Maze coral (Meandrina meandrites)
Maze coral
Meandrina meandrites
Class: Anthozoa
Boulder brain coral (Colpophyllia natans)
Boulder brain coral
Colpophyllia natans
Class: Anthozoa
Elliptical star coral (Dichocoenia stokesi)
Elliptical star coral
Dichocoenia stokesi
Class: Demospongiae
Pink vase sponge (Niphates digitalis)
Pink vase sponge
Niphates digitalis
Class: Demospongiae
Touch-me-not sponge (Neofibularia nolitangere)
Touch-me-not sponge
Neofibularia nolitangere
Class: Gastropoda
Flamingo tongue (Cyphoma gibbosum)
Flamingo tongue
Cyphoma gibbosum
Class: Hydrozoa
Branching fire coral (Millepora alcicornis)
Branching fire coral
Millepora alcicornis
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: Polychaeta
Christmas tree worm (spirobranchus giganteus)
Christmas tree worm
spirobranchus giganteus