The Fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) is a jewel from the Pacific Ocean’s coral reefs. It occurs around islands of the western Pacific Ocean and is easily recognisable with its black back and two white spots on each flanks. It is threatened by the effects of climate change.

The Fourspot butterflyfish (Chaetodon quadrimaculatus) is a jewel from the Pacific Ocean’s coral reefs. It occurs around islands of the western Pacific Ocean and is easily recognisable with its black back and two white spots on each flanks. It is… Continue Reading

White sturgeons (Acipenser transmontanus) are smaller than many other sturgeons but have been overexploited by the caviar industry. Luckily, they are still numerous in the wild and now farmed for caviar which allows to better protect wild ones despite of pollution and hydroelectric schemes.

White sturgeons (Acipenser transmontanus) are smaller than many other sturgeons but have been overexploited by the caviar industry. Luckily, they are still numerous in the wild and now farmed for caviar which allows to better protect wild ones despite of… Continue Reading

The white grunt (Haemulon plumierii) is a very common and well known fish from the western central Atlantic Ocean. It seems not to be targeted by large scale fisheries. However, subadults and adults are regularly caught to be displayed in aquariums.

The white grunt (Haemulon plumierii) is a very common and well known fish from the western central Atlantic Ocean. It seems not to be targeted by large scale fisheries. However, subadults and adults are regularly caught to be displayed in… Continue Reading