submitted by Museum Administration on 11.10.2003
Seahorse, Hippocampus ramulosus
Although this odd-looking fish is relatively rare in the Mediterranean, it can be found occasionally among the eel-grasses and weeds in the shallow waters around Kythera. These were found at Avlemonas.
Dried seahorses, 6 – 8 cm. Gift of Evdokia Marentis. Photograph © James Prineas, 2003
This large Sea Bream was purchased frozen from the Leontsinis Supermarket in Karvounades in 2003. It made a delicious meal.
Sea bream skull, 9 cm. Photograph ©James Prineas, 2003
Garfish, Belone belone
With a long snout full of needle-sharp teeth, the gar is easy to recognize. It is frequently found in the shallow waters around Kythera during the summer. The gar is also known as “greenbone” because of its color when cooked.
Garfish skull, 23 cm. Gift of Tom Schreuder, Sem Schreuder and Inge de Leeuw, 2001. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003
The gurnards have pectoral fins that fan out like wings, for which reason they are mistakenly called ‘flying fish’. In fact they are bottom feeders, and lie on the sea floor, using their wing-like fins to stir up weeds and sand to rout out their prey.
Skull of gurnard, 5.5 cm. Gift of Zoe Paul, 2001. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003
Red Scorpionfish, Scorpaena scrofa
This ugly, big-headed fish has poisonous spines on its gill covers and dorsal fin. Common around Kythera.
Skull of scorpionfish, 6 cm. Gift of John A. Tzannes, 1992. Photograph ©Peter B. Tzannes, 2003
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