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Dapple Coris - Wrasses

Also known as Batu Rainbow Wrasse, Dapple Coris, Dappled Wrasse, Pallid Wrasse, Sandreef Wrasse, Schroeder's Rainbow Wrasse, Schroeder's Wrasse, Variegated Rainbowfish, Variegated Wrasse, Yellow Wrasse. Found singly or.. more

Dark Damsel (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Dark Damselfish, Somber Damselfish. Found over rocky bottoms of lagoons and inshore coral reefs rich in algae growth. They feed on algae and zooplankton. Length - 12cm Depth.. more

Dark-capped Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Blue Parrotfish, Darkcap Parrotfish, Egghead Parrotfish, Yellow-barred Parrotfish. Found singly or in schools foraging for food over lagoons, coastal and outer reefs rich in algae.. more

Dark-tailed Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Blacktail Seaperch, Darktail Snapper, Dark-tailed Seaperch, Duskytail Snapper, Maroon Seaperch, Red Snapper, Sweetlip Snapper, Yellow-streaked Seaperch, Yellow-streaked Snapper. Found singly or in small schools over.. more

Darkfin Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Darkfin Puller, Dusky Puller, Puller. Found singly or in small schools close to the bottoms of outer reef passages and slopes of reefs rich in.. more

Darkfin Eel Catfish - Catfishes---Eeltail Catfishes

Also known as Eel-barbel, Eel Catfish, Eel-tailed Catfish, Indian Eel Catfish. Found singly along over coastlines and in estuaries. They are bottom feeders and use the barbels around.. more

Darkstripe Tuskfish - Wrasses

Also known as Blackblotch Tuskfish, Tuskfish, Zoster Wrasse. Found singly or in small schools over semi-open sandy substrates in deep channels of lagoons with strong currents rich in.. more

Darros Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Bullseye, Glass Sweeper, Glassfish, Glassy Sweeper, Pigmy Sweeper, Slender Sweeper. Found in dense schools often sharing the space with other fish and moray eels, in.. more

Dash-dot Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Dash-and-Dot Goatfish, Dot-and-Dash Goatfish, Dot-dash Goatfish, Half-and-Half Goatfish, Spotted Golden Goatfish. Found singly or in small schools foraging for food over rubble and large.. more

Decorated Dartfish - Gobies---Wormfishes

Also known as Dart Goby, Dartfish, Decorated Firefish, Elegant Firefish, Elegant Firegoby, Flame Firefish, Gudgeon, Hover Goby, Purple Dartfish, Purple Decora Goby, Purple Firefish, Purple Firegoby, Worm.. more

Decorated Goby - Gobies

Also known as Decorated Lagoongoby, Decorated Sandgoby, Gudgeon, Sand Goby. Found singly close to their burrows over sand in clearwater lagoons and seaward reefs. They feed on benthic crustaceans. Length.. more

Deep-bodied Mojarra - Mojarras

Also known as Deepbody Mojarra, Deepbody Silverbiddy, Deep-bodied Silverbiddy, Pursemouth, Short Silverbelly, Short Silverbiddy, Silverbelly, Silverbiddy. Found in schools over sandy bottoms of estuaries and coastal lagoons. They feed.. more

Delicate Ghostpipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses---Ghostpipefishes

Also known as False Pipefish, Slender Ghostpipefish, Tubemouth Fish. Found singly, pairs or family groups floating with head down amongst crinoids, branches of gorgonians and floating weeds in.. more

Denise's Pygmy Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Miniature Seahorse, Plucked Chicken Pygmy Seahorse, Pygmy Seahorse, Yellow Pygmy Seahorse. Found singly, pairs or in colonies camouflaged and anchored with their tails to their.. more

Denison Barb - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as Bleeding Eye Barb, Miss Kerala, Redline Torpedo Barb, Red-lined Torpedo Barb, Red-lined Torpedofish, Roseline Denison Torpedo Barb, Roseline Shark. Found in schools in rocky pools.. more

Dentex Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Aqaba Blenny, Coral Blenny, Red Sea Combtooth Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found singly in crevices and holes or resting on rocks over shallow coastal.. more

Devil Firefish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Cleartail Lionfish, Common Lionfish, Firefish, Indian Winged-fish, Indian Turkeyfish, Indo-Pacific Common Lionfish, Lionfish, Miles Lionfish, Red Miles Lionfish, Red Lionfish, Soldier Lionfish, Turkeyfish. Found singly.. more

Devil Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Devil Goblinfish, Devil Stonefish, False Firefish, False Goblinfish, False Rockfish, False Scorpionfish, False Stonefish, Hump-backed Scorpionfish, Stonefish. Found singly or in pairs blending into their.. more

Devil Scorpionfish (Juvenile) - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Devil Goblinfish, Devil Stonefish, False Firefish, False Goblinfish, False Rockfish, False Scorpionfish, False Stonefish, Hump-backed Scorpionfish, Stonefish. Found singly or in pairs blending into their.. more

Diagonal-banded Sweetlip - Grunts

Also known as Black-striped Sweetlip, Diagonal-banded Grunt, Goldman's Sweetlip, Lesson's Thicklip, Lined Blubberlip, Lined Sweetlip, Many-lined Sweetlip, Oblique-banded Sweetlip, Oblique-banded Thicklip, Oriental Dogfish, Silver-banded Sweetlip, Striped Sweetlip,.. more

Diamond Lizardfish - Grinners---Lizardfishes

Also known as Atlantic Lizardfish, Brown Lizardfish, Clouded Lizardfish, Gracile Lizardfish, Red Lizardfish, Red-barred Lizardfish, Rockspear. Found singly or in pairs resting on hard substrates over shallow to.. more

Diamondfish - Moonyfishes-Fingerfishes

Also known as Butter Bream, Buttercream, Butterfish, Diamond Moonfish, Kitefish, Mono, Mono Fingerfish, Natal Moony, Sea Kite, Silver-and-Black Butterflyfish, Silver Batfish, Silver Mono, Silver Moonfish, Silver Moony,.. more

Diamondfish (Juvenile) - Moonyfishes-Fingerfishes

Also known as Butter Bream, Buttercream, Butterfish, Diamond Moonfish, Kitefish, Mono, Mono Fingerfish, Natal Moony, Sea Kite, Silver-and-Black Butterflyfish, Silver Batfish, Silver Mono, Silver Moonfish, Silver Moony,.. more

Diamondscale Mullet - Mullets

Also known as Blackfin Mullet, Diamondscale Grey Mullet, Diamond-scaled Grey Mullet, Diamond-scaled Mullet, Grey Mullet, Largescale Finned Mullet, Largescale Mullet, Large-scaled Mullet, Long-scaled Mullet, Squaretail Mullet, Supertail.. more

Diana's Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Diana Hogfish, Diana's Hog, Diana's Pigfish, Gold Diana Hogfish, Hogfish, Indian Diana's Hogfish, Red-and-Gold Hogfish, Red Diana Hogfish, Redfin Hogfish, Spotted Hogfish, Three-eyed Hogfish... more

Diana's Hogfish (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Diana Hogfish, Diana's Hog, Diana's Pigfish, Gold Diana Hogfish, Hogfish, Indian Diana's Hogfish, Red-and-Gold Hogfish, Red Diana Hogfish, Redfin Hogfish, Spotted Hogfish, Three-eyed Hogfish... more

Dicrozoster Eartheater - Cichlids

Also known as . Found in loose schools over soft mud and sand bottoms amongst rubble and tree roots of rivers and their tributaries. They feed on invertebrates,.. more

Doctorfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Black Doctorfish, Doctorfish Tang, Lancetfish, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly or in loose schools over shallow areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on filamentous.. more

Doderleins Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-Reef Wrasse. Found singly or in pairs in protected eel-grass beds. They feed on hard shell invertebrates. Length - 10cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread Marmara Sea, Mediterranean Most reef.. more

Doederlein's Cardinalfish - Cardinalfishes

Also know as Fourline Cardinalfish. Found singly or in pairs during the day around ledges and rocky areas, dispersing at night to forage for food over shallow.. more

Dog Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Dog's Tooth Snapper, Dogteeth Snapper, Snuggletooth Snapper. Found singly or in small schools during the day, drifting in the shade of large corals heads and.. more

Dogtooth Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Coralcod, Hind, Rockcod, Toothed Grouper, Trout. Found singly or in schools over mud, rock and sandy bottoms and around shipwrecks of medium too deep reefs. They.. more

Dogtooth Tuna - Mackerels-Tunas-Bonitos

Also known as Dog Tuna, Dogteeth, Dogteeth Tuna, Dogtooth Unicolor, Jackass, Pegtooth Tuna, Ruppel's Bonito, Scaleless Tuna, Tunny, White Tuna, Whiteflesh Tuna. Found singly or in small schools.. more

Dollfus' Stargrazer - Stargazers

Also known as Popeye Fish, Pop-eyed Fish, Tube-nosed Stargazer. Found singly buried in gravel, mud and sandy areas with just the eyes and mouth showing waiting for their.. more

Dolphin Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Dolphin Acara. Found in schools over silty rocky bottoms of small slow flowing creeks and streams. They feed on small crustaceans and insect larvae. Length - 12.5cm Depth.. more

Dot-and-Dash Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Dot-and-Dash Coralfish, Dotdash Butterflyfish, Pelewensis Butterflyfish, Sunset Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs over coral and rocky reefs rich in invertebrate growth. They feed on.. more

Dotted Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Decorated Butterflyfish, Dotted Coralfish, Golden Butterflyfish, Semeion Butterflyfish. Found singly, pairs or in small schools over clear water lagoons and protected reefs rich in.. more

Dotted Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Spinytooth Parrotfish, Viridescent Parrotfish. Found singly or in small schools over coral, rocks and seagrass beds of rocky reefs rich in algae growth. They feed on.. more

Dotted Sweetlips - Grunts

Also known as Black-and-White Sweetlips, Black Picus Dogfish, Black Picus Sweetlips, Black-spotted Sweetlips, Dogface Sweetlips, Dotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Maple Sweetlips, Oriental Sweetlips, Painted Sweetlip, Painted Sweetlips,.. more

Dotted Sweetlips (Juvenile) - Grunts

Also known as Black-and-White Sweetlips, Black Picus Dogfish, Black Picus Sweetlips, Black-spotted Sweetlips, Dogface Sweetlips, Dotted Sweetlip, Magpie Sweetlips, Maple Sweetlips, Oriental Sweetlips, Painted Sweetlip, Painted Sweetlips,.. more

Dotted Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Black-finned Wrasse, Fairy Wrasse, Finespot Wrasse, Fine-spotted Fairy Wrasse, Fine-spotted Wrasse, Rose Belly Fairy Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasse, Small-spotted Wrasse, Vila Fairy Wrasse. Found singly or.. more

Dotterel Filefish - Puffers-Filefish---Filefishes

Also known as Leatherjacket. Found singly or in pairs over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on benthic algae and weeds. Length - 45cm Depth - 3-2000m Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic Filefish.. more

Double Whiptail - Threadfin Breams-Whiptail Breams

Also known as Blue Whiptail, Coral Bream, Double Whiptail Bream, Purple Threadfin Bream, Spinecheek, Threadtail Bream, Whiptail, Whip-tailed Threadfin Bream. Found singly or in small schools over.. more

Double Whiptail (juvenile) - Threadfin Breams-Whiptail Breams

Also known as Blue Whiptail, Coral Bream, Double Whiptail Bream, Purple Threadfin Bream, Spinecheek, Threadtail Bream, Whiptail, Whip-tailed Threadfin Bream. Found singly or in small schools over.. more

Double-lined Fusilier - Fusiliers

Also known as Blacktip Fusilier, Black-tipped Fusilier, Dark-banded Fusilier, Doubleline Fusilier, Doublestripe Fusilier, Twostripe Fusilier, Yellow-striped Fusilier. Found in schools over coastal coral reefs. They feed midwater on zooplankton. Varies.. more

Double-spotted Queenfish - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Blacktip Leatherskin, Blacktip Queenfish, Double-dotted Queenfish, Giant Dart, Large-mouthed Leatherskin, Leatherback, Leatherback Jack, Leatherjacket, Leatherskin, Lesser Queenfish, Porthole Fish, Queenfish, Queenie, Skinnyfish, St.Peter's.. more

Doublebanded Soapfish - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Barred Soapfish, Doublebar Soapfish, Twoband Sea Perch, Two-banded Grouper, Two-banded Perch, Two-banded Sea-Perch, Two-banded Soapfish, Yellow Emperor, Yellow Soapfish, Yellow-striped Grouper. Found singly or in.. more

Doublebar Cardinalfish - Cardinalfishes

Also know as Red Sea Cardinalfish, Two-banded Cardinalfish, Twobelt Cardinalfish. Found sheltering during the day over shallow silty inner reefs, dispersing at night to feed. They feed nocturnally on.. more

Doublebar Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Double Puller, Doublebar Lightning Chromis, Doublebar Puller, Double-barred Chromis, Lightning Chromis, Lightning Doublebar Chromis, Puller. Found in small to medium schools over reef crests in.. more

Doublebar Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Double-banded Goatfish, Double-barred Goatfish, Thick-lipped Goatfish, Two-banded Goatfish, Twobar Goatfish, Two-barred Goatfish, Yellowstripe Goatfish. Found singly or in small schools foraging for food over sandy.. more

Doubleheader - Wrasses

Also known as Clarisse Clown, Clown Coris, Double-headed Wrasse, Doubleheader Wrasse, Sand Wrasse. Found in harems over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on bivalves, crabs.. more

Doubleheader (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Clarisse Clown, Clown Coris, Double-headed Wrasse, Doubleheader Wrasse, Sand Wrasse. Found in harems over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on bivalves, crabs.. more

Doubletooth Soldierfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Blacktip Soldierfish, Doubletooth Soldier, Largescale Soldierfish, Pale Soldierfish, Redfin Soldierfish. Found in loose schools during the day in caves, out foraging for food at night.. more

Dragon Blood Peacock African Cichlid (Hybrid) - Cichlids

Also known as African Peacock Cichlid, Aulonocara Malawi, Blue-faced Cichlid, Dragon Blood Cichlid, Dragon Blood Peacock Cichlid, Lwanda Cichlid, Malawi Cichlid, Marble Cichlid, Orange Blotch Cichlid, Peacock.. more

Dragon Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as Dragon Eel, Dragon Moray Eel, Hawaiian Dragon Eel, Japanese Dragon Eel, Leopard Moray, Leopard Moray Eel. Found singly with head poking out of crevices.. more

Dragon Sea Moth - Sticklebacks-Seamoths---Seamoths

Also known as Common Seamoth, Dragonette, Dragonfish, Dwarf Seamoth, Little Dragonfish, Little Seamoth, Longtail Seamouth, Pegasus Fish, Pegasus Seamoth, Short Dragonfish, Short Seamoth. Found singly or in pairs.. more

Driftwood Catfish - Catfishes---Driftwood Catfishes

Also known as Bottlenose Catfish, Colombian Wood Cat, Colombian Wood Catfish, Fisher's Catfish, Fisher's Woodcat, Woodcat, Woodcats Catfish. Found hiding amongst driftwood, logs, rocks and vegetation or on.. more

Dusky Damselfish (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Dusky Damsel, Farmer Damsel, Orangeback Damselfish, Scarlet-backed Demoiselle. Found in shallow surge zones over coral and rocky reefs and in tide pools. They feed on algae.. more

Dusky Dottyback - Dottybacks

Also known as Brown Dottyback, Brown Pygmy Grouper, Golden Dottyback, Orchid Dottyback, Queensland Dottyback, Yellow Dottyback, Yellow Pseudochromis. Found singly in the arms of branching corals in crevices,.. more

Dusky Frillgoby - Gobies

Also known as Brown Frillfin, Brown Goby, Common Frillfin Goby, Common Goby, Frill Goby, Frillfin Goby, Gudgeon, Reef Goby. Found over very shallow rocky estuaries, pools and coastal.. more

Dusky Gregory - Damselfishes

Also known as Black Damsel, Dusky Damselfish, Dusky Farmerfish, Farmer Damsel. Found in the arms of dead and living staghorn corals over shallow reef flats and lagoon reefs. They.. more

Dusky Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Dusky Perch, Dusky Seaperch, Hind, Rockcod, Trout, Yellowbelly Grouper, Yellowbelly Rockcod. Found singly and territorial in over rocky bottoms of coral and reefs. They feed.. more

Dusky Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Florida Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs in seagrass beds over shallow coastlines. They feed on small crustaceans and grass shrimps which they suck whole.. more

Dusky Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also know as Black Rabbitfish, Black Spinefoot, Doctorfish, Dusky Spinefoot, Fuscescens Rabbitfish, Fuscous Spinefoot, Little Spinefoot, Marbled Spinefoot, Mottled Rabbitfish, Mottled Spinefoot, Pearly-spotted Rabbitfish, Pearly-spotted Spinefoot, Pinspot.. more

Dusky Rubberlip - Grunts

Also known as Dusky Sweetlip, Sweetlips. Found singly or in pairs close to shelter during the day, out at night hunting for food in coastal waters over reefs. They.. more

Dusky Squirrelfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Black-barred Squirrelfish, Miss Darlington, Welchman. Found singly during the day sheltering in small crevices and holes in the reef, out at night foraging for.. more

Dusky Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Bullseye, Curved Bullseye, Hatchet Fish, Silver Sweeper, Vanikoro Sweeper. Found in schools during the day in caves, crevices and under ledges dispersing at night to.. more

Dusky Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Orange-tipped Rainbowfish, Saddled Rainbowfish, Sandreef Wrasse, Speckled Rainbowfish, Splendid Rainbow Wrasse, Two-eyed Wrasse. Found singly or in small schools along upper edges of reefs over.. more

Dusky Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Orange-tipped Rainbowfish, Saddled Rainbowfish, Sand-reef Wrasses, Speckled Rainbowfish, Splendid Rainbow Wrasse, Two-eyed Wrasse. Found singly or in small schools along upper edges of reefs over.. more

Dussumier's Halfbeak - Needle Fishes---Halfbeaks

Also known as Dussumier's Garfish, Garfish, Slender Garfish. Found in schools over the surface of lagoons and seaward reefs, around islands and coral reefs. They feed on crustaceans, small.. more

Dwarf Gourami - Gouramies

Also known as Flame Dwarf Gourami, Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami, Powder Blue Gourami, Red Dwarf Gourami, Red Fire Dwarf Gourami, Red Flame Gourami, Red Lalia, Sky Blue.. more

Dwarf Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Coral Hawkfish, Falco Hawkfish, Falcon Hawkfish, Falco's Hawkfish. Found singly, pairs or in harems perched on corals and rocks over shallow coastal and outer reef.. more

Dwarf Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as Blackspot Moray, Dirty Yellow Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray, Golden Dwarf Moray Eel, Golden Moray. Found singly and secretive in crevices and holes of corals and.. more

Dwarf Rainbowfish - Rainbowfishes-Blue Eyes

Also known as Diamond Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Praecox Rainbowfish, Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish, Neon Rainbowfish, Praecox Neon Rainbowfish, Praecox Rainbow, Praecox Rainbowfish. Found in schools close to submerged logs,.. more

Dwarf Sand Perch - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blue-striped Sand Perch, Sand Sea Bass, Sandfish. Found singly close to coral, rocks and jetties over soft mud and silt bottoms of bays, lagoons and.. more

Dwarf Sand Perch (Juvenile) - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blue-striped Sand Perch, Sand Sea Bass, Sandfish. Found singly close to coral, rocks and jetties over soft mud and silt bottoms of bays, lagoons and.. more

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