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During the year 2012 have been displayed 350 species and 2700 specimens

   

Abra nuestra Galería de Imágenes sobre paisajes marinos

 

The exhibition samples enclosed in six 11 000 gallons fishbowls, allow to admire the main typical marine landscapes of the Cuban archipelago according to a scale model that represents them just as they appear originally at different sea depths starting from the coastline onwards. The landscapes also represent their natural environment including fish, corals and other marine invertebrates, all of them “alive”.

  • SEIBADALES
  • CORAL REEFS
  • SEA BED RIDGES
  • SAND BANK EDGES
  • RAMAJALES
  • SLOPES

Among other many species following ones are emphasized in this area:

  • Horse-eye jack Caranx latus
  • Mutton snapper Lutjanus analis
  • Schoolmaster snapper Lutjanus apodus

 

In a complex of 24 fishbowls each with 350 gallons capacity are exposed “alive” small young fish and marine invertebrates surrounded by their natural habitat according to the following composition:

GROUP %
Fish 60
Invertebrates 30
Plants and Algae 8
Other vertebrates 2

 

An exhibition area of commercial fish species consisting in 5 fishbowls of 10,000 gallons allows a best understanding of the concept “sustainable development”. The exhibited commercial species are mainly snappers Family Lutjanidae, Horse-eye jack Family Haemulidae, groupers Family Serranidae, etc. This exhibition is complemented with some crustacean species.

Guatívere Epinephelus fulvus

Mutton snapper Lutjanus analis

Spiny Lobster Panulirus argus

Bluestriped grunt Haemulon sciurus

Hog fish Lachnolaimus maximus

Crab Menippe mercenaria

Updated November 3, 2012

 
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