Philippine Marine Biodiversity stamps

The Philippine Postal Corporation has come up with a new batch of Philippine Marine Biodiversity stamps. It is classified as a "Definitive" kind of issue and features:

Yellowstripe Snapper (Lutjanus kasmira); it is a common species of marine fish of the snapper family Lutjanidae. It is one of the most widespread of the snappers. The species is so named due to its distinctive colouration, which consists of a bright yellow body overlain by narrow horizontal electric blue stripes.

Two banded Anemone Fish (Amphiprion clarkia); it is a widely distributed clownfish found in tropical waters, in lagoons and on outer reef slopes, this is a spectacularly colourful fish, with vivid black, white and yellow stripes. There are normally two white bands, one behind the eye and one above the anus. The tail fin may be white or yellow, but is always lighter than rest of the body.

Lipstick Tang (Naso liturarus); it lives in the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. It grows to a size of 46 cm in length and sold as aquarium trade.

Yellow-backed Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon melanopus); Damselfish live in anemones like clownfish. Most Damselfish are aggressive and difficult to catch once you put them in an aquarium. Damselfish change gender as they grow larger and older. 1 or sometimes 2 males live with a female and guard over the eggs. Females are the largest fish and dominant over the males and juveniles. They will not allow other females into an area they have claimed as their territory without a fight.

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