Thursday, April 11, 2013

Painted Comber


The fish of the day is the Painted Comber. This is the third fish I’ve painted for my new piece, “We All Swim Together.” He is a species of sea bass; beautiful fish with shades of pale blue and pale yellow, and darker areas of gold and brown, and distinctive black streaks on his body and up into the fins.



Painted Comber
Latin Name:
Serranus scriba
Habitat:
Eastern Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea
Depth:
300-450 feet
12-14" and 1-1.3 pounds