888 thumb Marine Life of the Mediterranean

Most common species found in the Med by scuba divers.

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Common stingray 1
Dasyatis pastinaca
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Lesser Spotted Dogfish 2
Scyliorhinus canicula
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Marbled Electric Ray 3
Torpedo marmorata
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Ocean Sunfish 4
Mola mola
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Grey Triggerfish 3
Balistes capriscus
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Striped Red Mullet 5
Mullus surmuletus
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Mediterranean Amberjack 6
Seriola carpenteri
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Greater Amberjack 7
Seriola dumerili
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Yellowmouth Barracuda 8
Sphyraena viridensis
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Golden Goby 9
Gobius auratus
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Bucchich's goby 10
Gobius bucchichi
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Red-mouthed Goby 11
Gobius cruentatus
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Slender Goby 10
Gobius geniporus
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Leopard-spotted Goby 12
Thorogobius ephippiatus
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Dogtooth Grouper 13
Epinephelus caninus
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Gold Blotch Grouper 14
Epinephelus costae
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Dusky Grouper 3
Epinephelus marginatus
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Comber 15
Serranus cabrilla
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Painted Comber 16
Serranus scriba
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Brown Chromis 18
Chromis multilinea
Brown Meagre
Sciaena umbra
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Annular Seabream 19
Diplodus annularis
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Zebra Seabream 20
Diplodus cervinus
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Sharpsnout Seabream 21
Diplodus puntazzo
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White Bream 22
Diplodus sargus
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Common Two-banded Seabream 3
Diplodus vulgaris
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Bogue 19
Boops boops
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Common Dentex 8
Dentex dentex
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Striped Seabream 10
Lithognathus mormyrus
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Saddled Seabream 10
Oblada melanura
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Common Seabream 17
Pagrus pagrus
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Salema 2
Sarpa salpa
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Gilthead Seabream 10
Sparus aurata
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Black Seabream 23
Spondyliosoma cantharus
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African Striped Grunt 3
Parapristipoma octolineatum
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French Grunt 24
Haemulon flavolineatum
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Bluestriped Grunt 24
Haemulon sciurus
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Ornate Wrasse 25
Thalassoma pavo
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Rainbow Wrasse 26
Coris julis
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Brown wrasse 8
Labrus merula
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Cuckoo Wrasse 12
Labrus mixtus
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Green Wrasse 27
Labrus viridis
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Doderlein's Wrasse 17
Symphodus doderleini
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Axillary Wrasse 28
Symphodus mediterraneus
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Blacktailed Wrasse 29
Symphodus melanocercus
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Ocellated Wrasse 17
Symphodus ocellatus
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Pointed-snout Wrasse 17
Symphodus rostratus
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Pearly Razorfish 31
Xyrichtys novacula
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Tompot Blenny 30
Parablennius gattorugine
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Longstriped blenny 19
Parablennius rouxi
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Rusty blenny 10
Parablennius sanguinolentus
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Tentacled Blenny 19
Parablennius tentacularis
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Zvonimir's Blenny 19
Parablennius zvonimiri
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Montagu's Blenny 10
Coryphoblennius galerita
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European Parrotfish 31
Sparisoma cretense
Small
European Seabass 23
Dicentrarchus labrax
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Atlantic Wreckfish 32
Polyprion americanus
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Flathead Mullet 33
Mugil cephalus
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Black-faced blenny 31
Tripterygion delaisi
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Small Triplefin Blenny 34
Tripterygion melanurum
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Red-black triplefin 35
Tripterygion tripteronotum
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Blotched Picarel 17
Spicara maena
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Picarel 17
Spicara smaris
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Spotted Weever 19
Trachinus araneus
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Greater Weever 23
Trachinus draco
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Atlantic Stargazer 29
Uranoscopus scaber
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Madeira Scorpionfish 36
Scorpaena maderensis
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Small Red Scorpionfish 37
Scorpaena notata
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Black Scorpionfish 37
Scorpaena porcus
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Streaked Gurnard 38
Trigloporus lastoviza
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Flying Gurnard 39
Dactylopterus volitans
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Mediterranean moray 40
Muraena helena
Small
Conger Eel 40
Conger conger
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Eckström's Topknot 41
Zeugopterus regius
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Wide-eyed Flounder 42
Bothus podas
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Atlantic Lizardfish 43
Synodus saurus
Small
Long-spined Anglerfish 44
Lophius piscatorius
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Forkbeard 40
Phycis phycis
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John Dory 33
Zeus faber
Small
Southern Sand Smelt 10
Atherina hepsetus
Small
Red Sea Squirt 26
Halocynthia papillosa
Small
Light-bulb Sea Squirt 45
Clavelina lepadiformis
Small
Mediterranean Violet Aeolid 20
Flabellina affinis
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Flabellina Nudibranch 8
Flabellina ischitana
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Lady Godiva 37
Dondice banyulensis
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Feathered Sea Slug 46
Cratena peregrina
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Giant Doris 47
Hypselodoris picta
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Leopard Sea Slug 48
Peltodoris atromaculata
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Depilatory Sea Hare 20
Aplysia depilans
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Mediterranean Limpet 49
Patella caerulea
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Banded Dye-murex 50
Hexaplex trunculus
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Florida Rocksnail 51
Stramonita haemastoma
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Green Ormer 26
Haliotis tuberculata
Small
Chestnut Turban 52
Bolma rugosa
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Scotch Bonnet 53
Phalium granulatum
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Lurid Cowry 19
Luria lurida

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