• Issue: December 1963
  • Designer: M. & G. Shamir
  • Plate no.: 100 - 103
  • Method of printing: Photolithography

Undulate triggerfish (balistapus undulatus)

The undulate triggerfish is a shallow-water marine fish, one of 30 species to be found in tropical waters. The name "triggerfish" comes from a triggering mechanism in two of its three dorsal fin spines. It has a varied diet of algae, snails, coral and other fish, and grows to about 12 inches (30 cm) in length.

Long-Horned Lion-Fish (Pterois Radiata)

The long-horned lion-fish has a perch-like body with enlarged pectoral fins an long dorsal fin spines which are venomous. If threatened the fish may attack with the dorsal spines. It eats other fish and grows to about 12 inches (30 cm) in length.

Crescent-Tailed Bigeye (Priacanthus Hamrur)

The crescent-tailed bigeye, normally a bright and vivid red, could change in a few seconds to a more faded shade or even a silvery gray. They feed mostly on plankton like the larva of shellfish and fishes.

Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus Imperator)

Emperor angelfish are deep-bodied, compressed fish which grow up to 14 inches (35 cm) long. They are carnivorous and live in the reefs of the Red Sea.

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Red Sea Fishes (II)