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Squids from Cyprus - Probably not indigenous to the Mediterranean

12 October 2012 - 06:01 AM

During a shallow dive in only 3m deep water I came across this flock of squids. Any idea about identification? Unfortunately the visibility was very poor as it can be seen on the image where the squids fled away. Actually there was a second flock even closer to the shore but the visibility there made it impossible to take good pictures.

Acanthuridae (Surgeonfish) from Cyprus to be identified

06 December 2011 - 10:45 AM

Hi all!

Near the village of Xylophagou/Cyprus/Eastern Mediterranean I found a few days ago at the end of the dive in 4m to 5m deep water an Acanthuridae (Surgeonfish) that looks for me very similar to the juvenile phase of Acanthurus coeruleus (Blue Atlantic Tang) but the distribution map does not really fit.
An other idea was
Ctenochaetus truncatus but again the distribution ... Posted Image
Any help in identification is appreciated.