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Our A-Z contains a list of all fish/sea creatures that are stored on the site. All listings are by common names and not scientific names.

Abudjubbe Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Small-mouthed Wrasses, Abudjubbe’s Splendor Wrasse and Tripletail Wrasse. Found singly over sandy areas of coral rich protected reefs, amongst algae covered corals. They feed on.. more

Achilles Tang - Surgeonfishes

Also known as Doctorfishes, Lancetfishes, Thorntails, Thorntail Fish, Achilles Surgeonfish, Red-spot Surgeonfish, Orange-spot Surgeonfish and Red-tailed Surgeon. Found singly or in groups over sand bottoms close to surge.. more

Acorn Worms - Marine Worms

Also known as Sand Worms, Burrowing Worms and Worm Casts. Found buried under the sand with their castings on top. They live in shallow waters in a U shaped.. more

Acute-jawed Mullet - Mullets

Also known as Shovel-headed Mullet, Sharpnose Mullet, Brown Mullet and False Mullet. Found in schools in sheltered bays and lagoons on sandy shorelines and reef flats. They feed on.. more

Aesop Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Commensal Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Partner Shrimp and Aesop Cleaner Shrimp. Found on bubble coral, mushroom coral and certain types of.. more

African Butterfly Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Thomas's Cichlid and Dwarf Jewelfish. Found in schools in rivers. They can vary in colour and pattern. Length - 5cm Depth - ? Widespread African coastal rivers. A freshwater.. more

African Pompano - Jacks

Also known as Gamefish, Pennantfish, Threadfin Pompano, Threadfin Trevally, Diamond Trevally, Thread-Fin Jackfish, Silver Mirrorfish, Threadfish and Hairfish. Found singly often on clear outer reefs and along deep.. more

African Pompano (juvenile) - Jacks

Also known as Gamefish, Pennantfish, Threadfin Pompano, Threadfin Trevally, Diamond Trevally, Thread-Fin Jackfish, Silver Mirrorfish, Threadfish and Hairfish. Found singly often on clear outer reefs and along deep.. more

African Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand Wrasses, African Coris and African Clown Wrasse. Found in lagoons inner and outer reefs over sand and rubble areas, often in small loose.. more

African Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Sand Wrasses, African Coris and African Clown Wrasse. Found in lagoons inner and outer reefs over sand and rubble areas, often in small.. more

Alaskan King Crab - Crabs

Also known as Crustaceans, King Crab, Alaska Red King Crab and Red King Crab. Found on rocky bottoms and coral reefs. They feed on anything they can find! Length -.. more

Almaco Jack - Jacks

Also known as Trevallies, Amberfishes, Amberjack, Highfin Amberjack, Longfin Yellowtail, Pacific Yellowtail, Longfin Kingfish and Yellow Kingfish. Found in small schools when it visits reefs or deep lagoons,.. more

Alyta Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Warty Sea Slugs and Alyta Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on.. more

Ambanoro Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Shrimp Gobies, Ambanoro Prawn Goby, Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Twin-spotted Shrimpgoby and Spotted Shrimpgoby. Found singly or pairs on sand and mud bottoms of lagoons and seaward.. more

Amber Penshell - Bivalves

Also known as Molluscs, Oysters, Pen Shell and Caribbean Amber Penshell. Found on coral and rocky reefs buried in sand, mud or recesses in the reef with just.. more

Ambon Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Pullers and Ambon Puller. Found singly or in loose groups in lagoons and outer reef slopes. They feed on zooplankton. Length - 7.5cm Depth - 5-65m Widespread West Pacific Damselfish.. more

Ambon Cleaner Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Ambon Shrimp, White-banded Cleaner Shrimp, Indo-Pacific White Banded Cleaner Shrimp, Hump-back Cleaner Shrimp, Humped-back Cleaner Shrimp, Red Skunk Cleaner.. more

Ambon Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Ambon Damselfish. Found singly or in small groups, usually in sandy areas of lagoons and protected reefs. They feed on zooplankton. Length - 10cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread East.. more

Ambon Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Ambon Damselfish, Ambon Demoiselle and Pallid Damselfish. Found singly or in small groups, usually in sandy areas of lagoons and protected reefs. They feed on zooplankton. Length.. more

Ambon Damsel (juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Ambon Damselfish. Found singly or in small groups, usually in sandy areas of lagoons and protected reefs. They feed on zooplankton. Length - 10cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread East.. more

Ambon Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes

Also known as Ambon Stingfish, Ambon Firefish, Ambon Goblinfish, Ambon Rockfish and Hairy Scorpionfish. These shaggy scorpionfish with large growths above eyes, are often found in pairs on.. more

Anchor Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Hammer Euphyllia, Anchor Bubble Coral, Torch Coral, Ridge Coral, Hammerhead Coral and Hammer Coral. Found on coral and rocky reefs from shallow to deep, forming.. more

Andover Lionfish - Lionfishes

Also known as Scorpionfishes. Found singly or in small groups on inshore reefs in murky waters. They feed on small fish and crustaceans. Spines with a frilly top, .. more

Anemone Hermit Crab - Hermit Crabs

Also known as Crustaceans, Anomura Crabs, Hermit Crabs, Sea Anemone Hermit Crab, Anemone-Carrying Hermit Crab and Anemone Carrier. Found nocturnally on coral and rocky reefs with sand and.. more

Angler Flatfish - Flounders

Also known as Flatfish, Lefteye Flounders and Bothid Flounder. Found singly in lagoons and coastal reefs on sand and mud bottoms. They feed on fish, invertebrates and worms. Length -.. more

Anna's Magnificent Slug - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs and Anna Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on hydroids, coral, sponges.. more

Annae Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Warty Sea Slugs, Anne's phyllidiopsis and Annae Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They.. more

Antler Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Cauliflower Coral, Brush Coral and Elkhorn Coral. Found on coral and rocky reefs. Can be solid and dome-shaped or branching, flattened and blade like,.. more

Antler Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Hexacorals, Pectinia Coral, Antler Lettuce Coral and Carnation Coral. Found in areas of surge zones of coral and rocky reefs in most environments. They feed on.. more

Anton Bruuni Cleaner Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner & Rock Shrimps, Bruun's Cleaner Shrimp, Bruun's Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Cleaning Partner Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Clear Cleaner Shrimp, Floating Shrimp,.. more

Apolegma Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Apolegma Sea Slug and Purple Nudibranch. Found on coral and rocky reefs over sand and rubble areas. Length - 4cm Depth - 2-30m Widespread Indo-Pacific Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs.. more

Apple Snail - Sea Snails

Also known as Tun Shells, Apple Tun, Pacific Grinning Tun and Grinning Tun. Found nocturnally in silty shallow water on sandy bottoms. They feed on sea cucumbers. Length - 10cm Depth.. more

Arabian Crust-sponge - Sponges

Also known as Siliceous Sponges, Marine Sponge and Arabian Sponge Coral. Found in well lit areas of coral and rocky reefs on dead or living corals. They feed on.. more

Arabian Monocle Bream - Coral Breams

Also known as Spinecheeks, Whiptails, Monocle Bream,Arabian Spinecheek, Paleband Monocle Bream, Paleband Spinecheek and Arabian Threadfin Bream. Found singly, pairs or in small groups on shallow clear.. more

Arc-eye Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Arc-eyed Hawkfish, Arch Eye Hawkfish, Arch-eyed Hawkfish, Ring-eye Hawkfish, Ring-eyed Hawkfish, Red-eye Hawkfish, Red-eyed Hawkfish, Spectacle Hawkfish, Monocle Hawkfish, Horseshoe Hawkfish and Whitelined Hawkfish. Found.. more

Arcfin Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Archfin Goby and Horse-shoe Shrimpgoby. Found in lagoons and sheltered reefs amongst sand and rubble. Living in burrows with alpheid shrimp. They feed on small invertebrates and.. more

Arched Box Crab - Crabs

Also known as Crustaceans, Box Crabs, Shame-faced Crabs, Arrow Box Crab, Giant Box Crab and Armed Box Crab. Found on coral and rocky reefs over sandy areas moving.. more

Argus Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-reef Wrasses and Peacock Wrasse. Found singly or in groups in shallow areas of shorelines over weed covered reefs and seagrass beds. They feed on Invertebrates. Length.. more

Argus Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-reef Wrasses and Peacock Wrasse. Found singly or in groups in shallow areas of shorelines over weed covered reefs and seagrass beds. They feed on Invertebrates. Length.. more

Aron's Blenny - Blennies

Also known as Reef Blennies and Rock Blennies. Found singly on clear coral rich lagoons and seaward reefs on rocks and rubble. They feed on algae from dead coral.. more

Arthritic Spider Shell - Sea Snails

Also known as Arthritic Spider Conch, Rugose Spider Conch and Spider Shell. Found in rubble areas and hard bottoms of dead coral reefs. Juveniles do not have the appendages.. more

Asian Paddle Crab - Crabs

Also known as Charybdis japonicus, Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Swimmer Crab, Portunid Crab, Asian crab, Blue Crab, Paddle Crab, Swimming Crab, Lady Crab, Japanese Stone Crab,.. more

Asparagus Algae - Algae

Also known as Red Algae, Seaweed, Asparagus Seaweed, Marine Seaweed, Iodine Weed and Macro Algae. Found on coral and rocky reefs in small bunches or in large.. more

Assasi Triggerfish - Triggerfishes

Also known as Assasi Trigger, Arabian Picasso Triggerfish, Red Sea Picasso Triggerfish, Picasso Triggerfish, Picassofish, Arabian Picassofish, Lagoon Triggerfish and Reef Triggerfish. Found singly or in small groups.. more

Atlantic Batfish - Batfishes

Also known as Anglerfishes and Walking Batfish. Found singly on mud and sandy bottoms sometimes near to reefs but usually found resting on the sand partially covered in.. more

Atlantic Glaucus - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Aeolus, Glaucus Atlanticus Sea Slug, Blue Glaucus, Blue Sea Slug, Blue Ocean Slug, The Blue Fleet, Blue Tide Animals, Blue Dragon, Blue Sea.. more

Atlantic Sea raven - Sea Ravens

Also known as Sailfin Sculphins, Bullhead, Puff-belly, Whip Sculphin and Scratch-belly. Found on rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on fish, crustaceans, mollusks and sea urchins. They.. more

Atlantic Wing-oyster - Bivalves

Also known as Molluscs, Wing Oysters, Winged Oyster, Giant wing Oyster, Black Winged Oyster, Winged Pearl Oyster, Pearl Oyster, Black Pearl Oyster and Atlantic Winged Oyster. Found on.. more

Atriolum Robustum - Ascidians

Also known as Tunicates, Sea Squirts, Colonial ascidians, Compound ascidians, Robust Tunicate, Golden Sea Squirt, Soft Sea Squirt, Urn Sea Squirt and Urn Ascidian. Found in groups in.. more

Aureopurpurea Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs and Gold-spotted Chromodoris. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on hydroids, coral, sponges and.. more

Aurora Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Shrimp Gobies, Aurora Prawn-goby, Pink-bar Shrimp-goby, Pink-bar Goby, Pink-bar Partner Goby and Beautiful Prawn-goby. Found along shallow, clear water outer reef slopes and lagoon channels.. more

Australian Blenny - Blennies

Also known as Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Combtooth Blenny and Australian Combtooth Blenny. Found singly pairs or in small groups on coral areas of lagoons and outer reef.. more

Australian Brain Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Brain Corals, Aussie Brain Coral, Aussie Worm Brain Coral, Australian Maze Brain Coral, Honeycomb Coral and Maze Coral. Found on coral and rocky reefs.. more

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Australian Giant Cuttlefish - Cuttlefishes

Also known as Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Aussie Cuttlefish and Giant Cuttlefish. Found singly on rocky coral reefs and seagrass beds. Colour changes to match surroundings. They feed on fish and.. more

Australian Land Hermit Crab - Hermit Crabs

Also known as Land Hermit Crab, Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Australian Terrestrial Hermit Crab, Aussie Land Hermit Crab and Crazy Crab. Found on land on sand, grassy areas in.. more

Australian Sandperch - Sandperches

Also known as Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers, Australian Grubfish and Southern Grubfish. Found singly or in small groups on sand and rubble areas in lagoons and coastal reefs. They feed.. more

Axilspot Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfishes, Axilspot Pigfish, Axil Hogfish, Axil Pigfish, Coral Hogfish, Coral Pigfish, Axil Pigfish, White-spotted Hogfish, Turncoat Hogfish and Polkadot Wrasse. Found singly, very occasionally on.. more

Axilspot Hogfish (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfishes, Axilspot Pigfish, Axil Hogfish, Axil Pigfish, Coral Hogfish, Coral Pigfish, Axil Pigfish, White-spotted Hogfish, Turncoat Hogfish and Polkadot Wrasse. Found singly, very occasionally on.. more

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