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Abudjube Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Abudjubbe Splendor, Abudjubbe’s Splendor Wrasse, Maori Wrasse. Found singly over shallow lagoons and fringing reefs rich in algae and coral growth. They feed on benthic hardshell.. more

Acapulco Major - Damselfishes

Also known as Acapulco Damselfish, Acapulco Gregory, Farmer Damsel. Found singly or in pairs over shallow waters of rocky reefs. They feed on turfed algae which they guard and.. more

Achilles Tang - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Achilles Surgeonfish, Doctorfish, Lancetfish, Orange-spot Surgeonfish, Redspot Surgeonfish, Redtail Surgeonfish, Red-tailed Surgeon, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly or in schools over sand bottoms of .. more

African Bonytongue - Bony Tongues---Bonytongues

Also known as African Arowana, Nile Arowana. Found in open waters over freshwater lakes, flood plains, river basins and swamps. They feed on plankton. Juveniles found in swamps amongst aquatic.. more

African Butterfly Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Dwarf Cichlid, Dwarf Jewelfish, Riverine Cichlid, Thomas's Cichlid, Thomas's Dwarf Cichlid. Found in pairs over shallow muddy waters in areas bordering open grass.. more

African Pompano - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Amberjack, Cilliated Threadfish, Cobblerfish, Cuban Jack, Diamond Trevally, Fiddler, Gamefish, Hairfish, Indian Threadfin Trevally, Pennantfish, Pennant Trevally, Round-headed Pennentfish, Scad, Shoemaker, Silver Mirrorfish, Sunfish,.. more

African Pompano (juvenile) - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Amberjack, Cilliated Threadfish, Cobblerfish, Cuban Jack, Diamond Trevally, Fiddler, Gamefish, Hairfish, Indian Threadfin Trevally, Pennantfish, Pennant Trevally, Round-headed Pennentfish, Scad, Shoemaker, Silver Mirrorfish, Sunfish,.. more

African Spadefish - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also know as No other name Found in coastal waters around coral and rocky reefs. They feed on algae and benthic invertebrates. Length - 75cm Depth - 5-70m Widespread Western Indian Ocean Batfish.. more

African Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as African Clown Wrasse, African Coris, False Clownfish, Sand Wrasse. Found singly over mixed coral, rubble and sandy areas of exposed outer reef flats, lagoons.. more

African Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as African Clown Wrasse, African Coris, False Clownfish, Sand Wrasse. Found singly over mixed coral, rubble and sandy areas of exposed outer reef flats, lagoons.. more

Agassiz's Cory - Catfishes---Callichthyid Armored Catfishes

Also known as Agassizi Cory Cat, Armored Catfish, Spotted Catfish, Spotted Cory, Spotted Cory Catfish. Found in schools over gravel bottoms of the Amazon river basins. They feed on.. more

Albino Marmalade Cat - Cichlids

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

Alligator Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Double-end Pipehorse, Double-ended Pipefish, Double-ended Pipehorse, Grass Pipefish, Greendragon Pipefish, Painted Flutemouth, Pipehorse, Spiraltail Pipefish, Symmetric Pipehorse. Found singly, pairs or in schools amongst.. more

Almaco Jack - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Almaco Amberjack, Amber, Amberfish, Amberjack, Crevalle, Deepwater Amberjack, European Amberjack, Falcate Amberjack, Greater Amberjack, Highfin Amberjack, Longfin Kingfish, Longfin Yellowtail, Pacific Yellowtail, Rock Salmon,.. more

Altum Angelfish - Cichlids

Also known as Altum Angel, Anglefish, Deep Angelfish, Orinoco Altum Angelfish, Orinoco Angelfish, Peruvian Altum Angelfish, Redhead Altum Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish. Found in schools over well oxygenated blackwaters.. more

Ambanoro Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Ambanoro Goby, Ambanoro Prawngoby, Gudgeon, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Spotted Shrimpgoby, Twinspot Shrimpgoby, Twin-spotted Shrimpgoby. Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with an.. more

Amberjack - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Allied Kingfish, Amberfish, Amberjack, Great Amberfish, Great Amberjack, Great Yellowtail, Greater Amberfish, Greater Yellowtail, Jenny Lind, Purplish Amberjack, Rock Salmon, Sailors Choice, Trevally, Yellowtail,.. more

Amberstripe Scad - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Brown-striped Macerel Scad, Japanese Scad, Mackerel Scad, Mexican Scad, Southern Mackerel Scad, Stonebrass, Stonebrass Scad, Temperate Scad. Found in schools both over inshore and oceanic.. more

Ambon Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Ambon Puller, Puller. Found singly or in schools over steep outer reef slopes of clear seaward reefs rich in coral growth. They feed on algae,.. more

Ambon Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Ambon Damselfish, Ambon Demoiselle, Amboina Damselfish, Amboina Demoiselle, Ammonia Damselfish, Ammonia Demoiselle, Lemon Damselfish, Pallid Damselfish. Found singly pairs or in small schools.. more

Ambon Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

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

American Yellow Perch - Perches

Also known as American Perch, Coontail, European Perch, Lake Perch, Raccoon Perch, Ringed Perch, Ringtail Perch, Striped Perch, Yellow Perch. Found in schools close to vegetation in.. more

Amur Carp - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as Brocaded Carp, Butterfly Koi, Japanese Ornamental Carp, Koi, Koi Carp, Koi Fish. Found in schools in fresh or brackish waters of drainage ditches, lakes.. more

Anchor Tuskfish - Wrasses

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

Andover Lionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Lionfish, Firefish, Turkeyfish, Zebrafish. Found singly or in family groups hiding during the day facing inwards in crevices and under rocks of coral formations, out.. 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. They feed on benthic.. more

Annular Seabream - Porgies

Also known as Annular Bream, Ringed Seabream, Seabream. Found singly or in small schools over eelgrass beds and sandy bottoms of coastal areas. They feed on crustaceans, hydrozoans, invertebrates.. more

Arabian Angelfish - Angelfishes

Also known as Arabian Angel, Asfur Angel, Asfur Angelfish, Crescent Angelfish. Found singly or in pairs over semi protected inshore reefs rich in hard and soft coral growth. They.. more

Arabian Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Puller, Red Sea Chromis, Yellow-axil Chromis, Yellow-axil Puller. Found in small schools sheltering in branching corals over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on algae, planktonic.. more

Arabian Monocle Bream - Threadfin Breams-Whiptail Breams

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

Arabian Pinfish - Porgies

Also known as Red Sea Bream, Red Sea Seabream. Found singly or in small schools over sandy bottoms of shallow coastal coral reefs. They feed on algae and small.. more

Arapaima - Bony Tongues---Bonytongues

Also known as Giant Arapaima, Pirarucu. Found in freshwaters of the Amazon River Basin. These fish are known to leap out of the water when threatened! Considered the.. more

Arawana - Bony Tongues---Arowanas

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

Arc-eye Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Archeye Hawkfish, Arc-eyed Hawkfish, Horseshoe Hawkfish, Monocle Hawkfish, Redeye Hawkfish, Red-eyed Hawkfish, Ringeye Hawkfish, Ring-eyed Hawkfish, Spectacle Hawkfish, White-lined Hawkfish. Found singly perched on heads.. more

Arcfin Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Archfin Goby, Blue-speckled Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Horseshoe Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby. Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with alpheid shrimps over deep coastal.. more

Areolate Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Areolate Rockcod, Areolated Grouper, Areolated Rockcod, Brown-spotted Grouper, Cod, Flat-tail Cod, Green-spotted Rockcod, Hind, Orange-spotted Rockcod, Reefcod, Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Squaretail Grouper, Squaretail Rockcod,.. more

Argus Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Peacock Wrasse, Sand-reef Wrasse. Found in small schools along shallow shorelines over seagrass beds, algae and weedy covered rocky reef flats and lagoons. They feed on.. more

Argus Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Peacock Wrasse, Sand-reef Wrasse. Found in small schools along shallow shorelines over seagrass beds, algae and weedy covered rocky reef flats and lagoons. They feed on.. more

Armored Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses---Ghostpipefishes

Also known as False Pipefish, Longtail Ghostpipefish, Long-tailed Ghostpipefish, Pacific Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish. Found in pairs or family groups floating with head down mimicking seagrass over seagrass beds.. more

Arrow Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Midas Cichlid, Zaliosus Cichlid. Found in schools over Lake Apoyo in Nicaragua. They feed on smaller fish, molluscs and plant material. Length - 20cm Depth - ?m Central America.. more

Asian Bonytongue - Bony Tongues---Arowanas

Also known as Asian Arowana, Dragonfish, Gold Arowana, Golden Arowana, Golden Dragonfish, Malayan Bonytongue, Redtail Golden, Super Red Arowana. Found in fresh peaty waters of forest covered streams. They.. more

Assasi Triggerfish - Triggerfishes

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

Atabapo Red Pike Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Atabapo Red, Inirida Spotted Pike Cichlid, Orange Pike Cichlid, Pike Cichlid, Red Pike Cichlid, Spot-tail Cichlid, Spotted-tail Cichlid, Spotted-tail Pike Cichlid. Found hiding around and.. more

Atipa - Catfishes---Callichthyid Armored Catfishes

Also known as Amazonian Catfish, Armored Catfish, Atipa Bosco, Brown Hoplo, Hassar, South American Catfish. Found in schools over quiet, shallow areas on soft bottoms of stagnant drainage.. more

Atlantic Batfish - Anglerfishes---Batfishes

Also known as Deepsea Batfish, Handfish, Seabat, Walking Batfish. Found singly resting on the bottom or partially covered in mud or sand close to reef edges in both.. more

Atlantic Bigeye - Bigeyes-Catalufas

Also known as Catalufa, Common Bigeye, Glass Snapper, Glassy Snapper, Goggle Eye, Johnny Diggens, Moonshine Conga, Moonshine Snapper, Red Bigeye. Found in small schools during the day close.. more

Atlantic Bumper - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Atlantic Carangid, Bumper, Goggle-eye, Little Bumper, Pacific Bumper, Plato, Rooter, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Bumper. Found singly over soft bottoms of the continental shelf.. more

Atlantic Flying Gurnard - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Flying Gurnards

Also known as Batfish, Flying Fish, Grunt Fish, Helmet Gurnard, Sea Robin. Found resting or "flying" over mud, rock and sandy bottoms foraging for food with their pectoral.. more

Atlantic Flyingfish (Juvenile) - Flyingfishes

Also known as - No other name Found near the surface in coastal areas, they can fly for long distances. They feed on zooplankton. Length - 32cm Depth - 0-20m Widespread Atlantic.. more

Atlantic Goliath Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Black Bass, Cod, Coral Cod, Esonue Cod, Giant Grouper, Giant Sea Bass, Goliath Grouper, Hamlet, Hind, Itajara, Jewfish, Reef Cod, Rockcod, Trout. Found.. more

Atlantic Hookear Sculpin - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Sculpins

Also known as Arctic Hookear Sculpin, Atlantic Hookear, Hook-eared Sculpin, Hookhorn Sculpin. Found singly over mud and sandy bottoms in deep to very deep waters. They feed on molluscs.. more

Atlantic Horse Mackerel - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Blue Mackerel, Cape Horse Mackerel, Common Scad, European Horse Mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Jack Mackerel, Pollock, Saurel, Scad, Western Horse Mackerel. Found in large schools.. more

Atlantic Lizardfish - Grinners---Lizardfishes

Also known as Bluestripe Lizardfish, Blue-striped Lizard, Blue-striped Lizardfish, Royal Flagfin, Sand Lizardfish. Found singly or in pairs half buried or resting on rock and sandy bottoms in.. more

Atlantic Mackerel - Mackerels-Tunas-Bonitos

Also known as Boston Mackerel, Common Mackerel, Joey, Norwegian Mackerel, Pinner, Scottish Mackerel, Shiner, Split. Found in large schools near the surface of continental shelf waters in.. more

Atlantic Pomfret - Pomfrets

Also known as Angelfish, Black Sea Bream, Common Pomfret, Ray's Bream, Ray's Sea Bream. Found in small schools occasionally close to shore but usually oceanic in the sunlight.. more

Atlantic Redlip Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Atlantic Blenny, Atlantic Red-lipped Blenny, Black Blenny, Coral Blenny, Devilfish, Horseface Blenny, Redlip Blenny, Red-lipped Blenny, Reef Blenny. Found amongst corals and rocks in the.. more

Atlantic Sea Raven - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Sea Ravens-Sailfin Sculpins

Also known as Bullhead, Muddler, Puff-belly, Scratch-belly, Sculpin, Web Sculpin, Whip Sculphin, Whippy, Wip. Found over hard substrate and rocky bottoms of coral and rocky reefs. They feed voraciously.. more

Atlantic Spadefish - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also know as Angelfish, Atlantic Spade, Butterflyfish, Jackass, Leather Coat, Moonfish, Ocean Cobbler, Pot Cover, Sea Donkey, Three-banded Sheephead, Three-tailed Porgy, Tripletail, White Angel, White Angelfish. Found in.. more

Atlantic Spadefish (Juvenile) - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also know as Angelfish, Atlantic Spade, Butterflyfish, Jackass, Leather Coat, Moonfish, Ocean Cobbler, Pot Cover, Sea Donkey, Three-banded Sheephead, Three-tailed Porgy, Tripletail, White Angel, White Angelfish. Found in.. more

Atlantic Tarpon - Tarpons-Tenpounders---Tarpons

Also known as Bass, Indo-Pacific Tarpon, Silverfish Silverking. Found singly or in large schools (sometimes in the same spot for years at a time) over coastal bays, estuaries,.. more

Atlantic Tripletail - Tripletails

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

Atlantic wolffish - Wolffishes

Also known as Atlantic Catfish, Catfish, Devilfish, Ocean Catfish, Ocean Whitefish, Seacat, Seawolf, Wolfeel. Found singly over rocky areas sheltering in the same spot amongst crevices in the.. more

Aurora Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Aurora Prawngoby, Beautiful Prawngoby, Gudgeon, Pinkbar Goby, Pinkbar Partnergoby, Pinkbar Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby. Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with the.. more

Australian Anchovy - Herrings---Anchovies

Also known as Bait, Baitfish, Blue Bait, Frogmouth, Frogmouth Pilchard, Smig, Southern Anchovy, Whitebait. Found in schools around bays, estuaries and inlets, older individuals move out to.. more

Australian Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Australian Combtooth Blenny, Coral Blenny, Pale-spotted Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found singly or in pairs peeping out of crevices and holes over shallow.. more

Australian Gregory - Damselfishes

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Orange-tipped Damselfish, Yellowtip Gregory, Yellow-tipped Gregory. Found singly around dead coral outcrops and rubble areas of lagoons and outer edges of reefs. They feed.. more

Australian Mottled Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as Indo-Pacific Spotted Moray, Mosaic Moray, Mottled Moray, Sawtooth Moray, Sawtooth Moray Eel, Saw-toothed Eel, Spotted Moray. Found singly in crevices and holes in the.. more

Australian Pineapplefish - Sawbellies---Pineconefishes

Also known as Coat-of Mail-Fish, Knightfish, Lightfish, Luminescent Pineconefish, Mailfish, Pineapplefish, Port-and-Starboard Brightfish, Port-and-Starboard Lightfish, Soldierfish, West Australian Knightfish. Found during the day close to the shore.. more

Australian Sandperch - Sandperches

Also known as Australian Grubfish, Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Southern Grubfish, Weever. Found singly or in small harems over rubble and seagrass areas close to coral reefs in sheltered lagoons.. more

Axilspot Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Axil Hogfish, Axil Pigfish, Axilspot Pigfish, Bicolor Wrasse, Coral Hogfish, Coral Pigfish, Hogfish, Polkadot Wrasse, Turncoat Hogfish, White-spotted Hogfish. Found singly or in small schools.. more

Axilspot Hogfish (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Axil Hogfish, Axil Pigfish, Axilspot Pigfish, Bicolor Wrasse, Coral Hogfish, Coral Pigfish, Hogfish, Polkadot Wrasse, Turncoat Hogfish, White-spotted Hogfish. Found singly or in small schools.. more

Axilspot Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Green Axilspot Wrasse, Greentail Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse, Rainbowfish, Sandreef Wrasse. Found singly over rubble and sand fringes, reef flats and upper slopes of lagoons and.. more

Azores Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Atlantic Chromis, Atlantic Damselfish, Canary Damselfish, Puller. Found singly, pairs or in small schools over rock, sand and weedy areas of rocky reefs. They feed on.. more

Azure Demoiselle - Damselfishes

Also known as Azure Damsel, Azure Damselfish, Bicolor Damsel, Blue Damselfish, Half-blue Damselfish, Half-blue Demoiselle, Yellow-dipped Damsel, Yellow-tailed Damsel. Found in small schools, sheltering in branches of Acropora.. more

Azure Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Galapagos Parrotfish. Found singly, pairs or in schools foraging for food over boulder strewn slopes of stony coral reefs rich in algae growth. They feed on.. more

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