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Aquatic wildlife Jamaica
By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Aquatic wildlife

Jamaica boasts an amazing aquatic fauna with over 700 fish species living in the turquoise waters. Among them, you will find coral fish, such as parrot fish, and in deeper waters, manta skate, tarpons, barracudas, and even sharks. Turtles reproduce on the shores as well as manatees, marine mammals which are unfortunately threatened with extinction.

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Aquatic wildlife

Aquatic wildlife , Jamaica
A school of barracudas

This carnivorous fish can grow up to 2 metres long and is most often found near reefs.

© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
Aquatic wildlife , Jamaica
A swimming stingray

The stingray uses its wing-shaped fin to swim and generally lives on the ocean floor.

© © Amanda Cotton / age fotostock
Aquatic wildlife , Jamaica
Sea turtles

These turtles exist in almost all of the world's oceans and can grow up to 2 metres long.

© Fotosearch / Age Fotostock
Aquatic wildlife , Jamaica
A manatee

An adult manatee weighs around 1 ton, can grow up to 5 metres long, and can live up to 60 years.

© © Top Photo Group / age fotostock
Aquatic wildlife , Jamaica
Parrotfish

Parrotfish are known for their vibrant colours and are easily found near coral reefs.

© © Stephan Kerkhofs / age fotostock
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