Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sea horse of Malta

Malta Post has issued the stamp set features specific species, Sea Horses on four stamp with two denomination value, 6c and 16c.  These stamps issued as a collaboration with WWF organization.The stamps have depicted Hyppocampus hyppocampus and Hyppocampus guttulatus. Both species have distributed in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic sea.

These species has relatively small body and has distinctive body shape, in that its body resembles the head of horse with the tail of a chameleon.

Second posting of queen trigger fish.

These stamps series of Barbados clearly depicted the Queen Triggerfish as known " Old Wife " fish. How a vivid coloured fish and beautiful, but this species categorized as protected animal.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Queen Triggerfish from Barbados

Barbados Post collaborated with WWF issued the stamp set about Trigger fish which known in Barbados as Old Wife, one of the preferred reef fish species.

Trigger fish mainly found in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, commonly found in a near-shore habitats like coral refs, coral rubble and sea grass beds in depth around 275 m. This fish specifically have large coloured body and powerful, with the eyes set high on the forehead. It is an excited coloured fish with a yellow head, body colour varies from purple, blue to green and can pale or darken to match its surroundings. The dorsal and anal fins are tinted in blue.They feed mainly animals living on the seafloor (worms, crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters, and sea urchins).
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