Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Black-Striped Salema

The black-striped salema is endemic to the waters around the Galapagos Islands. 
It has a conical shaped head, a protruding lower jaw, large eyes, horizontal lines along the flanks, a dark silvery-gray back, often with yellow-green, yellow-blue or blue-green tints, shading to paler silver on the flanks and silvery white on the underparts. It can get to be as long as 12 inches. 

1 comment:

  1. While not really camouflaged, they are harder to pick out than some others. Good thing they travel with all their relatives.