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Leapin Liopropoma ! Captive Bred Even!

I love this for two reasons – 1) Teasing out details of another fish’s larval and juvenile development phases, even if in captivity, is a great addition to our body of knowledge. 2) Captive bred Candy Bass for the aquarium industry! Anytime another fish is added to the ranks of captive bred for the aquarium […][...]

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Sergeant Major (Abudefduf saxatilis)

Just returned from a wonderful week as teaching assistant for a coral reef ecology course that has a field component in Belize on the Meso-American reef. While I love the reefs and seagrass beds, one of my favorite spots to visit in Belize is Twin Cayes- an amazing mangrove caye. Drifting down the channel that […][...]

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Larval Trunkfish

While most of the larvae out there are from crustaceans and insects, larvae come from a wide variety of taxonometric groups including several groups of Chordates. Today's animal is one of my favorite larvae of all from Belize - the Spotted Trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis (Linnaeus, 1758)). My idea of a perfect day out would be to dive on the reef at Carrie Bow Cay in the early morning and then spend the rest of the day snorkeling in the mangroves nearby, looking for and at the larval forms of fish and the invertebrates. So, on to the trunkfish... [...]

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