|Photgrapher||Jarred Ryan Nosworthy|
|Dive Site||(PE-AB)-Bellbuoy reef|
Jarred Ryan Nosworthy took these photos of this fish and ask me to identify it
I saw it once before on a photo Sharon Clark took a year or two ago and
I could not identify it then
So I decided to ask some help of my friend I know that know
This is no mistery fish
This is the common Spondyliosoma emarginatum (Steentjie)
but read further
At 20-25 cm this is a male streentjie in breeding colours!
Normally silver, during breeding time they start getting these dark
bars, and start protecting their nesting site, ferociously - it's
worth your while to see if yo can spot any, then observe - it's one of
the few very obvious mating behaviours in our waters, and fascinating!