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Damselfish

Damselfish

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Datum izida:9/26/2013 10:00:00 PM
Oblikovanje:Matjaž Učakar
Motiv:Damselfish
Tisk:Cartor Security Printing S. A., Francija
Izvedba:4-colour offset in sheets of 25 stamps + thermography with sea salt
Papir:102 gms gummed
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Zobčanje:Harrow 13 : 13 1/4
Ilustracija:Matjaž Učakar
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Damselfish

<p>The damselfish is an oval, laterally compressed fish. It has a </p><p>small mouth and large eyes. It grows to a maximum length of </p><p>12 cm. It has a single dorsal fin and a forked (swallowtail) </p><p>caudal fin. The colour in adult specimens can be dark brown</p><p>(chestnut) or black with a blue-purple tinge. Juveniles are </p><p>typically brilliant blue in colour.</p><p><br>The damselfish is a common species in the sea off the<br>coast of Slovenia and is found in abundance throughout the<br>Mediterranean. It lives in large groups and prefers rocky<br>bottoms and shallow depths. It can also be found in seagrass<br>meadows. In summer, which is the mating season, male<br>fish prepare nests on hard or rocky bottoms and perform a<br>courtship dance to persuade the females to deposit their eggs.<br>The male then guards the nest and uses his fins to fan fresh<br>water over the eggs.</p><p><br>The damselfish feeds on small crustaceans that live in the<br>water column. The damselfish has no economic value other<br>than its aesthetic value to aquarists. This species can also be<br>successfully bred in an aquarium.</p><p>&#160;</p><p>Authors&#58; Vanja Bončina and Valter Žiža</p>