TGIF – A cavalcade of Christmas critters

Here’s some seasonal fishes, pulled from that most excellent of resources for all things fishy: Fishbase

There isn’t a Santa Claus fish that I could find, but there is Raia Santa, Atlantoraja cyclophora

If there were a Santa fish I’m pretty sure that his sleigh would be pulled by Reindeer Wrasse, Novaculichthys taeniourus:

Santa has elves of course.  The Elf, as it’s called in South Africa, is familiar to Americans as bluefish and Australians as tailor, Pomatomus saltatrix:

There’s another Elf, which is a type of German herring, Alosa agone:

Christmas dinner could definitely be Turkey fish, Dendorchirus zebra:

And we could all decorate the Treefish, Sebastes serriceps:

While we enjoy the Snowflake moray, Echidna nebulosa:

Thats the great thing about a class of 28,000 species, there’s one for every occasion!  Merry Christmas folks, Happy Hanukkah, or if you’re an atheist like me, happy “just spending quality time with your family” Cheers!

6 Replies to “TGIF – A cavalcade of Christmas critters”

  1. That’s funny, I was trying to think of Christmas critters too! But based on their shape and color, not necessarily their name. I came up with the red sea urchin as an animal with great holiday flair.

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