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  • 16 # Date: 2008-10-14 - 10:35
  • # Max Depth: 30m Duration: 40mins
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Amazing! Gordon reef is a beautiful reef in the strait for Tiran

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  • Temp: Surf 30°C Bottom 24°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Reef
  • Visibility: Excellent Water: Salt
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  • Weights: 6 kg
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  • 1. Air
  • 0L Steel     230 → 100 bar
  • Average depth: 20m
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Species Identified

Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) (Red lionfish)
Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) (Devil firefish) Lives in coastal waters in muddy habitats . Fin spines highly venomous, may cause human death .
Epinephelus marginatus (Lowe, 1834) (Duskey grouper) The dusky grouper is a protogynous hermaphrodite, meaning that it matures as a female but later develops into a male as it grows larger and older . Sexual maturity is attained fairly late, when females are around five year...
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Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale, 1906) (Meteor perch) Found in caves and crevices in lagoon and seaward reefs . Benthic .
Epinephelus aeneus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1817) (Grouper) Adults are found on rocky or mud-sand bottom; juveniles have been taken in coastal lagoons and estuaries. In the west African waters, diet comprise of fishes (58%), stomatopods (21%), crabs (10%), and cephalopods (10%). ...
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Variola louti (Forsskål, 1775) (lunartailed rockcod) Usually seen in clear-water areas at depths below 15 m, and prefers islands and offshore reefs rather than continental shores. Feeds mainly on fishes, and on crabs, shrimps and stomatopods. It is highly appreciated for t...
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Epinephelus fasciatus (Forsskål, 1775) (Blacktip grouper) Common in outer reef slopes at depths below 15 m, also occurs in protected bays and lagoons as shallow as 4 m. May also be found down to a depth of 160 m. At Madagascar it feeds night and day on brachyuran crabs, fishes,...
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Cephalopholis argus Bloch and Schneider, 1801 (Grouper) A generally common species found in a variety of coral habitats from tide pools to depths of at least 40 m; prefers the 1 to 10 m reef zone. Juvenile prefers shallow, protected coral thickets . Benthic and benthopelagi...
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Pomacanthus imperator (Bloch, 1787) (Angel fish) Juveniles are encountered under ledges, or in holes of outer lagoon patch reefs or semi-protected areas of exposed channels and outer reef flats. Subadults move to reef front holes and surge channels. Large adults inhabi...
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Apolemichthys xanthotis (Fraser-Brunner, 1950) (Yellow-ear angelfish) Inhabits coral-rich areas . Often in pairs or small groups . Probably feeds on algae, sponges, and benthic invertebrates . Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710.
Apolemichthys xanthurus (Bennett, 1833) (Yellowtail angelfish) Inhabits coral-rich areas . Found singly or in pairs.
Pomacanthus asfur (Forsskål, 1775) (Arabian angelfish) Common around semi-protected inshore reefs with rich soft and hard coral growth, occasional patches of silt bottom. Very aggressive toward its own species, unless paired. Feeds mainly on sponges and tunicates . Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710.
Heniochus diphreutes Jordan, 1903 (False moorish idol) Occur primarily along outer reef slopes, in current channels. Juveniles in aggregations around isolated patch reefs, adults in large schools well above the bottom . In Indonesia, adults most common in depth 40-50 m, repo...
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Chaetodon lineolatus Cuvier, 1831 (Line butterflyfish) Occur in lagoon and seaward reefs, usually in pairs in coral rich areas . Benthopelagic . Feed mainly on coral polyps and anemones, but also on small invertebrates and algae . Largest species in the genus . Oviparous . Form pairs during breeding .
Heniochus intermedius Steindachner, 1893 (Red Sea bannerfish) Found on coral slopes Juveniles in large groups at base of reef, sometimes with H. diphreutes; adults usually solitary or paired, occasionally in groups . Feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates . Oviparous , monogamous . Form pairs during breeding .
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775 (Common parrotfish) Inhabit reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m depth . Found over corals . Benthopelagic . Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools . Graze on benthic algae . Secrete a mucus cocoon .

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