Sea Life

The marine world around Tilos island is very rich. The visitors to the sea-bed will encounter numerous Sandsmelts (Atherinomorus lacunosus), 2 species of Squaretail rabbitfish (Siganus luridus and Siganus rivulatus), Reticulated leatherjackets (Stephanolepis diaspros), 3 species of Mullets (Sargocentron hastatus, Dussumieria acuta and Leiognathus lunzingeri) and the Fish hedgehog (Lagocephalus spadiceus). Tuna also is present (Thunnus alalunga, Thunnus thunnus) and Bonitos (Katsuwonus pelamis), which face overfishing problems. The presence of the rare Moonfish (Mola mola) is also important in Tilos waters.

In the wider marine area of Tilos, we meet a plethora of marine invertebrate organisms as: the noah's ark, the fan mussel and oyster (mollusk), the squid, the squid, the cuttlefish, the octopus and the conch (cephalopods), the ear of sea, the barnacle, the murex, the common northern whelk and the (gastropods), the prawn, the lobster, the American lobster, the crawfish and the fresh water crab (crustaceans), as well as marine sponges.

In the sea
Sea life

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