Species

Fish

Clown triggerfish

The clown triggerfish is a small sized fish which grows up to 50 cm. Its body has a stocky appearance, oval shape and compressed laterally. The head is large and represents approximately one third ...

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Halfmoon triggerfish

Dark brownish with one pale streak from eye to lower pectoral base and another short one above gill opening. Lower part of head and abdomen dark blue or purplish. Caudal fin brownish yellow, broadl...

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Yellow boxfish

The yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) is a species of boxfish. It can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. It reaches a maxi...

Fish

Variegated Lizardfish

The variegated lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) is a lizardfish of the family Synodontidae found in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, at depths from 4 to 90 m. It can reach a maximum length of ...

Fish

Balistes flavimarginatus

Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus is one of two large triggerfishes commonly seen by divers in the Maldives. The other is B. viridescens. P. flavimarginatus nests in deep lagoon areas. Fortunately thi...

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Pinkbar goby

First dorsal fin with 6 spines. Second dorsal fin with 1 spine and 13 rays. Anal fin with 1 spine and 14 rays. Pectoral fin with 18-19 rays. Breast and pectoral fin base scaled. Pelvic fin connecte...

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Linear blenny

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 19 - 20. Anterior nostril with a long cirrus on posterior margin only. A longitudinal dark stripe on body...

Ornate Ghost Pipefish

Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) possesses the elongate snout and laterally compressed body that are typical of all syngnathoid fishes. More specific to the solenostomids is a dermal ...

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Halimeda Ghost Pipefish

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus halimeda) can reach a length of 6.5 cm (2.6 in), and is the smallest of the ghost pipefishes. Its body is most often green, but can be red or any othe...

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Scribbled Leatherjacket Filefish

Aluterus scriptus is a medium size fish which can grow up to 110 cm (3.6 ft) in length. The body shape looks like an elongated oval, strongly compressed. Its background body coloration is olive-bro...