Species

Fish

Blue-faced angelfish

Dorsal fin with 13-14 spines and 16-18 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 16-18 rays. 46-52 lateral line scales.Colour: Face blue with dark spots. Broad yellow band between eyes (giving rise to alter...

Fish

Emperor angelfish

Dorsal fin with 13-14 spines and 18-21 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 18-21 rays.Pectoral fin rays 19-20. Body depth 1.6-1.8 in standard length. Soft dorsal fin develops a point with growth.Poste...

Fish

sixblotch hind

Dorsal fin with 9 spines and 14-16 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 9 rays. Pectoral fin with 16-18 rays. Body depth 2.5-3.0 in standard length. Maxilla reaches to or past vertical at rear edge of ...

Fish

whale shark

With its huge size and distinctive spotting, whale shark cannot be confused with any other species. Very wide, nearly terminal mouth with numberous minute teeth. Very broad head. It is dark above w...

Fish

Spotfin lionfish

Dorsal spines : 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long an...

Fish

White-spotted grouper

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 11; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 8. Characterized by brownish grey to charcoal color; head, bod...

Fish

Foursaddle grouper

Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14-16 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 17-19 rays. Body depth 3.1-3.6 in standard length. Dorsal head profile convex. Inter-orbital area flat...

Fish

Clark’s anemonefish

Dorsal fin with 10 or 11 spines and 14-17 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 12-15 rays. Pectoral rays 18-21. Body depth 1.7-2.0 in standard length. Colour is blackish with three white bars crossing ...

Fish

Bluestriped snapper

Dorsal fin with 10 spines and 14 or 15 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 15 or 16 rays. Body depth 2.4-2.8 in standard length. Body moderately deep. Dorsal profile of head ...

Fish

Camouflage grouper

Dorsal fin with 11 spines and 14-15 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 8 rays. Pectoral fin with 18-19 rays. Body depth 2.7-3.1 in standard length. Dorsal head profile smoothly convex. Inter- orbital...

Fish

Maldive anemonefish

Dorsal fin with 10-11 spines and 17-18 rays. Anal fin with 2 spines and 13-15 rays. Pectoral rays 18-19. Body depth 2.0-2.2 in standard length. Maxillary reaching to below front border of eye. Pect...

Plant

Alexander Laurel wood

A large- to medium-sized, slow-growing evergreen tree that grows 8 to 20 m in height but is capable of reaching 45 m in favourable environment. Crown is spreading with many large irregular branches...

Plant

Beach Cordia

An attractive medium sized, evergreen tree that is capable of growing up to 15 m. Canopy is broad and dense and may spread 8 to 10 m across, often as wide as the height of the tree. Bark is brown o...

Fish

Whitetip reef shark

Whitetip reef shark is a relatively small species, few whitetip reef sharks are longer than 1.6 m (5.2 ft). The maximum length this species attains is often given as 2.1 m (6.9 ft), though this was...