Underwater Photos

Black Durgon
Black Durgon
Black Durgon (Melichthys niger)
This extremely poor scan does not do justice to the incredible coloring of this fish. Although it appears jet black from a distance, it is a complex combination of greens. blues and some yellow. They are quite shy about letting divers approach them, so it is hard to get a really good picture. They are found at depths from 20 -100 feet.
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Revised: 24 March 1999