Species

Fish

Redbreasted wrasse

The red-breasted wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus) is a species of wrasse native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal so...

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Floral wrasse

The floral wrasse (Cheilinus chlorourus) is a species of wrasse native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean from the coast of Africa to the Tuamotus and Marquesas.Short descript...

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Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

The bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus) is one of several species of cleaner wrasses found on coral reefs in Maldives.Like other cleaner wrasses, it eats parasites and d...

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Bicolor cleaner wrasse

Bicolor cleaner wrasse(Labroides bicolor) is a species of wrasse endemic to the Indo-Pacific, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dors...

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Dwarf hawkfish

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 6. This species possess numerous short filaments at the tip of each dorsal spine. Thicke...

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Two-lined monocle bream

The two-lined monocle bream (Scolopsis bilineata) is a species of threadfin bream native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.Short d...

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Brown-and-white butterflyfish

The Brown-and-white butterflyfish or black pyramid butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys zoster) is a small-sized fish that can reach a maximum length of 18 cm. Its body is compressed laterally w...

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Redtail butterflyfish

The Redtail butterflyfish orRed-tailed butterflyfish (Chaetodon collare), is a species of butterflyfish (family Chaetodontidae).Distinctive Characters - It can grow to 18&nbsp...

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Peppered butterflyfish

Distinctive Characters - Dorsal fin with 13 spines and 21-23 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 16-18 rays. Pectoral fin with 14 rays. Body depth 1.5-1.6 in standard length.Colour - Background ...

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Dash-and-dot goatfish

The dash-and-dot goatfish has the twin chin barbels typical of goatfishes.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 1; Anal soft rays: 7. Diagno...

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Goldenstriped soapfish

Goldenstriped soapfish (Grammistes sexlineatus) is a middle sized fish, which can grow to a maximum length of 30 cm.Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13...

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Blacksaddled Coral Grouper

Like other groupers, this rather wary, coral reef-dwelling fish is a large, robust species. It may be one of two colour forms: the pale black-saddled form is whitish or pale yellowish, with five da...

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Hump-headed Wrasse

The humphead wrasse is an enormous coral reef fishgrowing over six feet longwith a prominent bulge on its forehead.Distinctive Features:One of the largest reef fishes in...

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Harlequin Sweetlips

The harlequin sweetlips, is a species of grunt native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. It is a denizen of coral reefs found at depths of from 1 to 30 m. It can reach 72 cm. ...

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Humpnose big-eye bream

Monotaxis grandoculis, the Humpnose big-eye bream, is a species of emperor native to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaiian Islands. Small juveniles are whitish silver on the lower ...