- Purple nudibranch (Flabellina affinis)
Several of these are to be found on the wreck at Plimiri in the south of Rhodes (Greece). They feed on the hydroid family Eudendrium.
- Mat coral (Cladocora caespitosa)
One of few Mediterranean corals that is not solitary. It can form large mats with colonies sometimes being over four metres in diameter.
- Parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense), juveniles
- Small red scorpionfish (Scorpaena notata)
- Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris)
Concealing itself well on the ceiling of a cave!
Tiny hydroids on the wreck at Plimiri. Possibly Aglophenia spp..
- Bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii)
This cornetfish is another immigrant from the Red Sea via the Suez Canal. Immigrant species such as this are called Lessepsian species after Ferdinand de Lesseps who set-up the company that built the Suez canal. First spotted in the Levant Sea in 2000, it took only 7 years to reach the coast of France.
- White seabream (Diplodus sargus)
- Orange-red encrusting sponge (Crambe crambe)
As the name suggests, a bright red to orange coloured encrusting sponge. It prefers sunlit areas and sometimes encrusts the shells of molluscs, hence one of the other common names for this sponge - the Oyster sponge.
- Spiny file shell (Lima lima)?
- Kidney sponge (Chondrosia reniformis)
Commonly seen in the caves around Rhodes. Is always quite fleshy and kidney shaped, though varies in colour (see next photo for white example).
- Parrotfish (Sparisoma cretense), male
Males are dull bluish-grey; compare to brightly coloured female (next photo); both have clearly outlined scales. Males maintain a harem of sometimes 10 - 20 females.
- Orange agelas (Agelas oroides)
Commonly found on the roofs of caves or overhanging areas. Grows in massive forms with large oscula (outlet holes through which water is expelled).
- Madracis (Madracis pharensis)
Also found in the Caribbean
- Fireworks anemone (Cerianthus membranaceus)