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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.

Acapulco Major - Damselfishes

Also known as Farmer Damsels, Acapulco Damselfish and Acapulco Gregory. Found over flat reef areas, close to the bottom amongst dead coral and rocky rubble with rich algae.. more

Achilles Tang - Surgeonfishes

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

Acoel flatworm - Flatworms

Also known as - no other name Found in small groups over fine rubble areas of dead and bleached corals. They feed on ? Length - 1cm Depth - ?m Widespread Indo-Pacific Acoelomorphs.. more

Acorn Barnacle - Barnacles

Also known as Coral Barnacle and Coral-dwelling Barnacles. Found on coral and rocky reefs in shallow inter-tidal waters on the surface of corals and sponges, hulls of ships,.. more

Acorn Worm (cast) - Acorn Worms

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

Admete Crab - Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Swimmer Crab, Portunid Crab, Swimming Crab and Eyes-wide-apart Swimming Crabs. Found over sand and rocky reefs at intertidal depths. They feed on.. more

Admete Crab - Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Eyes-wide-apart Swimming Crabs, Portunid Crab, Swimmer Crab and Swimming Crab. Found on sand and rocky areas of coral and rocky reefs.. more

African Butterfly Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Dwarf Cichlids, Dwarf Jewelfish, Riverine Cichlid, Thomas's Cichlid, Thomas's Dwarf Cichlids. Found in schools in clear coastal rivers with heavy vegetation for protection. They.. more

African Pompano - Jacks & Pompanos

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 & Pompanos

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 Spadefish - Spadefishes, Batfishes and Scats

Also know as - No other name Found in coastal waters around coral and rocky reefs. They feed on rock and coral dwelling organisms. Length - 30cm Depth - ?m Widespread Western.. 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

Albino Marmalade Cat - Cichlids

Also known as African Cichlids, Malawi Cichlids, Albino Zebra Maylandia, Ice Blue Zebra, Mbenji Island Cichlid, Maylandia Zebra Mbenji. Found in large schools over wave exposed rocky.. more

Albus Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Arminid Nudibranch and Ridged Dermatobranchus. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on octocorals. Length -.. more

Alligator Pipefish - Pipefishes

Also known as Double-ended Pipefish, Double-end Pipehorse, Symmetric Pipehorse, Grass Pipefish, Green Dragon Pipefish and Spiraltail Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs, in shallow coastal.. more

Almaco Jack - Jacks & Pompanos

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

Amberjack - Jacks

Also known as Trevallies, Amberfishes, Great Amberjack, Purplish Amberjack, Greater Amberfish, Greater Yellowtail, Yellow Trevally, Rock Salmon, Sailors Choice and Jenny Lind. Found singly or in small schools.. 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 Criniod Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Crinoid Shrimp and Commensal Crinoid Shrimp. Found in the arms of feather stars. Highly variable in colour matches host crinoid! They feed on parasites, algae and.. 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 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

Anchor Tuskfish - Wrasses

Also known as Tuskfish, Orange-dotted Tuskfish, Whitebelly Tuskfish, Yellowcheek Tuskfish and Yellow-cheeked Tuskfish. Found singly or in small groups over seagrass beds, mixed sand, coral and rubble areas.. more

Anemone Hermit Crab - Hermit Crabs

Also known as 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 rubble.. 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

Angostura Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Angosturan Cichlid Found over mud, rock, sand and silty bottoms of lakes and lower to middle valley rivers of the Atlantic slope. Length - 16cm Depth -.. more

Anker's Whip Coral Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Crinoid Shrimp, Commensal Crinoid Shrimp, Whip Coral Shrimp, Barred Wire Coral Shrimp, Spiderman Shrimp. Found in the branches of black/whip coral. Highly variable in colour.. 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

Annular Seabream - Porgies

Also known as Seabreams and Ringed Seabream. Found singly or in small shoals over sandy areas of reefs and seagrass beds. Juveniles found in seagrass beds. They feed on worms,.. 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

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

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

Aplysia sp. - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Sea Hares and Aplesid Slug. Found singly or in pairs in sheltered bays and lagoon amongst grass, sand, mud and rubble often buried in.. more

Aplysia sp. - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs and Sea Hares. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. Length - ?cm Depth - ?m Widespread Indo-Pacific Opisthobranchia -.. 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 chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Pullers, Red Sea Chromis, Yellow-axil Chromis and Yellow-axil Puller. Found in small schools over upper areas of reefs and in lagoons, close to branching corals. They.. 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 - Threadfin Breams & Whiptail Breams

Also known as Arabian Spinecheek, Arabian Threadfin Bream, Coral Breams, Monocle Bream, Paleband Monocle Bream, Paleband Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Whiptail. Found singly or in small groups over shallow sandy.. more

Arabian Monocle Bream (Juvenile) - Threadfin Breams & Whiptail Breams

Also known as Arabian Spinecheek, Arabian Threadfin Bream, Coral Breams, Monocle Bream, Paleband Monocle Bream, Paleband Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Whiptail. Found singly or in small groups over shallow sandy.. more

Arapaima - Bonytongues

Also known as Giant Arapaima, Pirarucu. Found in freshwaters of the Amazon River Basin. They feed on fish and crustaceans. These fish are known to leap out of the water.. more

Arawana - Arowanas

Also known as Bonytongues, Dragonfish, Silver Arowana, Water Monkey. Found close to the shore in rivers and streams lurking under overhanging branches. They feed on surface fish and bats,.. 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

Areolate Grouper - Groupers

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Areolate Rockcod, Areolated Grouper, Areolated Rockcod, Green-spotted Rockcod, Yellow-spotted Rockcod, Orange-spotted Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Reef Cod, Flattail Cod and.. 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

Arthritic Spider Shell - Sea Snails

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

Asian Bonytongue - Arowanas

Also known as Bonytongues, Asian Arowana, Dragonfish, Gold Arowana, Golden Arowana, Golden Dragonfish, Malayan Bonytongue, Super Red Arowana. Found in fresh peaty waters of forest covered streams. They feed.. 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, Walking Batfish. Found singly on mud and sandy bottoms sometimes near to reefs but usually found resting on the sand partially covered in sand.. more

Atlantic Bumper - Jacks & Pompanos

Also known as Atlantic Carangids, Bumper, Goggle-eye, Little Bumper, Pacific Bumper, Plateau, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Bumper. Found singly or in schools over soft bottoms of shallow bays,.. 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 Hookear Sculpin - Sculpins

Also known as Atlantic Hookear, Hook-eared Sculpin, Hookhorn Sculpin and Arctic Hookear Sculpin Found singly over sand, mud and soft bottoms of the Atlantic in deep waters. Often.. more

Atlantic lizardfish - Lizardfishes

Also known as Sand Lizardfish, Bluestripe Lizardfish and Blue-striped Lizardfish Found singly or in pairs in surge zones resting or buried in sand and rubble bottoms of reefs. They.. more

Atlantic Mackerel - Mackerels-Tuna-Bonitos

Also known as Boston Mackerel, Common Mackerel, Joey, Norwegian Mackerel, Pinner, Scottish Mackerel, Shiner, Split. Found in large schools near the surface close to the shore in.. more

Atlantic pomfret - Pomfrets

Also known as Common Pomfret, Ray's Bream, Ray's Sea Bream, Black Sea Bream and Angelfish. Found in small schools occasionally close to shore but usually oceanic in the.. 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 Spadefish - Spadefishes, Batfishes and Scats

Also know as Atlantic Spade, Angelfish, White Angel, Moonfish and Ocean Cobbler. Found in small schools in open water and sometimes extremely large schools in coastal waters. They feed.. more

Atlantic Spadefish (Juvenile) - Spadefishes, Batfishes and Scats

Also know as Atlantic Spade, Angelfish, White Angel, Moonfish and Ocean Cobbler. Found in small schools in open water and sometimes extremely large schools in coastal waters. They feed.. more

Atlantic Tripletail - Tripletails

Also known as Surinam Tripletail, Brown Tripletail, Dusky Tripletail, Dusky Perch, Black Perch, Black Grunt, Jumping Cod, Sleepfish, Bouyfish, Bouy Bass, Conchy Leaf, Flasher and Snagdrifter. Found.. 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

Atlantic wolffish - Wolffishes

Also known as Atlantic Catfish, Catfish, Devilfish, Ocean Catfish, Ocean Whitefish, Seacat, Seawolf, Wolfeel, Wolffish. Found singly or in pairs over rocky areas sheltering in the same spot.. 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

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Australian Blenny - Blennies-Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Australian Combtooth Blenny, Pale-spotted Coral Blenny. Found singly pairs or in small groups on coral areas of lagoons and.. 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 Gregory - Damselfishes

Also known as Farmer Damsels, Yellowtip Gregory, Yellow-tipped Gregory and Orange-tipped Damselfish. Found singly or in pairs in lagoons and coastal reefs around rubble and dead coral. They feed.. 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 Mottled Moray - Eels

Also known as Moray Eels, Saw-tooth Moray, Saw-tooth Moray Eel, Saw-toothed Eel, Mosaic Moray and Spotted Moray. Found singly in coastal inshore waters and lagoons. They feed on small.. 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

Azure demoiselle - Damselfishes

Also known as Azure Damselfish, Azure Damsel, Blue Damselfish, Half Blue Demoiselle, Half-blue Damselfish, Bicolor Damsel, Yellow-tailed Damsel and Yellow-dipped Damsel. Found in small groups sheltering in branching.. more

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