Coney, Cephalopholis fulva

by | Nov 26, 2015 | Fish, Reef, Science | 0 comments

Hello from overcast Curacao. I went with Aimee and the three dogs before work this morning to plant baby yuccas; when the giant century plant in our front yard died, it left behind close to 500 babies which we have been taking out to the desert every single day and planting, in hopes of keeping the circle of life alive.

I have a completely unafraid brown Coney for you all today that I shot while on my last trip to our small remote island of Klein Curacao. These are considered sea bass with their heavy bodies and large lips, and are very common in many areas around Curacao.  These fish can grow up to 10 inches in length and are found in a bunch of colors, including bright yellow with electric blue spots. Conies are easy to distinguish from other fish because of the two very visible black dots on the lower lip – that pretty much gives them away.



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