During the first week of July 2016, Javier Vera-Duarte and Yanana Figueroa, marine biologists from the Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile, took biological samples of intertidal fishes from tidepools at Hanga Roa and Vaihu, Rapa Nui, Easter Island. The main goal of these collections is to analyse the shape and diet changes occurring during the life cycle of the extremophil gobiid Kelloggella disalvoi, called paroko in Rapa language.
Aggregation of Rapanui Butterflyfish Chaetodon litus
Juveniles de Kuhlia nutabunda / Kuhlia nutabunda Rapa Nui flagtail juveniles
Buttlerflyfish Chaetodon litus and yellowfin goatfish Mulloidichthys vanicolensis
Rapanui wrasse Coris debueni (probably male)
Rapanui wrasse Coris debueni (probably female)
Pozas intermareales de Hanga Roa / Intertidal pools in Hanga Roa