Garibaldi

Garibaldi

Where in the world?

Rocky bottom habitats in the subtropical northeastern Pacific Ocean.

 

Animal Facts:

The largest member of the group known as damselfish, Garibaldis can reach 15 inches long.

These bottom-dwelling fish prefer to live in kelp forests where there is food and protection. During breeding season, males create a nest and guard it vigorously until the eggs hatch.

Garibaldis eat invertebrates such as sponges, tubeworms, sea slugs and other animals attached to the rocky seafloor.

Did you know?

Discovered in 1854, these fish are named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a 19th century Italian military leader whose followers wore bright red shirts.

 

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Posted on

July 31, 2019

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