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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