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Haffara Seabream - Porgies

Also known as Blueskin Sea Bream, Gold-lined Sea Bream, Sea Bream. Found over mud and sand bottoms in shallow waters of coral reefs. They feed on benthic invertebrates. Length -.. more

Hairfin Lookdown - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Airfin Lookdown, Hairfin Anchovy, Mexican Lookdown, Pacific Lookdown, Pacific Lookdown Trevally, Trevally. Found in small schools over hard sandy bottoms of shallow coastal waters. They.. more

Hairy Blenny - Blennies---Labrisomids

Also known as Molly Miller, Scaly Blenny. Found singly during the day resting on Pectoral and Dorsal Fins blending in with the background amongst crevices in rocks, sand.. more

Half-banded Goby - Gobies

Also known as Bullet Goby, Gudgeon, Half-barred Goby, Half-barred Reef Goby, Hover Goby, Sleeper Goby, White-barred Reef Goby, White-barred Sleeper Goby. Found singly or in pairs close to.. more

Half-spotted Hind - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Duskyfin Grouper, Half-spotted Grouper, Hind, Red Sea Grouper, Rockcod, Yellowfin Grouper, Yellowfin Hind. Found singly or in pairs over patchy open reef areas. They.. more

Halfblack Triplefin - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as Blackbelly Triplefin, Greentail Triplefin, Halfback Threefin, Halfblack Threefin, Threefin, Threefin Blenny. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocks of reef flats, surf swept.. more

Halfmoon Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Charlie Court Cod, Chinaman Cod, Chinaman Rockcod, Cod, Dotted Grouper, Green-finned Rock Cod, Halfmoon Rockcod, Hind, Hong Kong Grouper, Rockcod, Spinycheek Grouper, Trout, White-dotted.. more

Halimeda Ghostpipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses---Ghostpipefishes

Also known as Algae Ghostpipefish, Coralline Ghostpipefish, False Pipefish, Tubemouth Fish. Found in pairs or family groups floating with head down mimicking coralline algae at the edge of.. more

Hancock's Blenny - Blennies---Pike-Tube-Flagblennies

Also known as Barnacle Blenny, Chaenopsid Blenny, Hancock's Barnacle Blenny, Panamic Barnacle Blenny. Found in crevices of dead and live corals also abandoned clam shells and worm.. more

Haplochromis Borleyi Redfin - Cichlids

Also known as African Cichlid, Borleyi Cichlid, Haplochromis Goldfin, Happy, Kadango, Kadango Cichlid, Kadango Redfin, Kadango Redfin Hap, Malawi Cichlid, Red Kadango, Redfin Borleyi, Redfin Borleyi Cichlid,.. more

Haplochromis Rostratus - Cichlids

Also known as African Cichlid, African Haplochromis, Malawi Cichlid, Malawi Sand Diver. Found in harems over sandy shallow beach areas of Lake Malawi. They feed on small crustaceans, insect.. more

Hapuku Wreckfish - Wreckfishes

Also known as Bass, Bass Grouper, Blue Cod, Deepwater Rockcod, Grouper, Hapuka, Hapuka Bass, Hapuka Cod, New Zealand Grouper, New Zealand Hapuku, Sea Rock Perch, Stone Bass,.. more

Hardhead Sea Catfish - Catfishes---Sea Catfishes

Also known as Hardhead, Hardhead Catfish, Hard-headed Sea Catfish, Saltwater Catfish. Found in turbid waters over muddy bottoms, around pilings of bridges and piers over estuaries, inland waterways.. more

Hardhead Silverside - Silversides

Also known as Baitfish, Bristle Herring, Broadhead Silverside. Found in large schools in both brackish, fresh and marine waters over shallow, soft bottoms of shorelines and around.. more

Harlequin Bass - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Harlequin Basslet, Hind, Rockcod, Tiger Bass, Tiger Basslet, Trout. Found singly or in pairs amongst scattered coral and rocky areas of reefs. They feed crustaceans. Length.. more

Harlequin Fish - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Chinese Lantern, Cod, Coral Cod, Coral Hind, Coral Rockcod, Coral Trout, Harlequin Cod, Harlequin Rockcod, Hind, Rockcod, Rockfish, Tiger Cod, Trout. Found in caves and.. more

Harlequin Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Brown Hogfish, Galapagos Hogfish, Harlequin Wrasse, Hogfish. Found singly or in pairs over boulder strewn sandy areas of rocky reefs. They feed on algae and invertebrates. Juveniles.. more

Harlequin Rasbora - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as Harlequin Fish, Red Rasbora. Found in large schools in areas of well vegetated forest streams and peaty swamps. They feed on crustaceans, insects and worms. Length -.. more

Harlequin Sandperch - Sandperches

Also known as Grubfish, Harlequin Sandsmelt, Pink-blotched Grubfish, Sandsmelt. Found singly resting on their fins on sand and rubble bottoms of shallow protected coastal bays and estuaries. They feed.. more

Harlequin Smiler - Jawfishes

Also known as - No other name Found singly with just the head showing in rock lined burrows over rubble and sandy areas of the continental shelf. They feed.. more

Harlequin Snake Eel - Eels-Morays---Snake Eels

Also known as Banded Snake-eel, Barred Snake-eel, Broadnose Worm Eel, Harlequin Banded Snake Eel, Ringed Snake-eel. Found singly over mud, sand and seagrass bottoms of reef flats. They feed.. more

Harlequin Tuskfish - Wrasses

Also known as Harlequin Tusk, Tuskfish. Found singly over seaward reefs. They feed on crustaceans, echinoderms, molluscs and worms. Very territorial. Length - 30cm Depth - 0-35m Widespread Western Pacific Most reef fish seen.. more

Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish - Cardinalfishes

Also known as Silver-lined Cardinal, Silver-lined Cardinalfish, Whiteline Cardinal, White-lined Cardinalfish. Found in small schools during the day amongst coral, debris and in the arms of long-spined sea.. more

Hartzfeld's Cardinalfish (juvenile) - Cardinalfishes

Also known as Silver-lined Cardinal, Silver-lined Cardinalfish, Whiteline Cardinal, White-lined Cardinalfish. Found in small schools during the day amongst coral, debris and in the arms of long-spined sea.. more

Hawaiian Seamoth Fish - Sticklebacks-Seamoths---Seamoths

Also known as Dragonette, Dragonfish, Dwarf Seamoth, Hawaiian Seamoth, Little Dragonfish, Little Seamoth, Pegasus Fish, Pegasus Seamoth, Short Dragonfish, Short Seamoth. Found singly or in pairs "walking" with.. more

Hawaiian White-spotted Toby - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Hawaiian Sharpnose Puffer, Pufferfish, Sharpnose Pufferfish, Sharp-nosed Puffer, Spotted Puffer, Spotted Toby, Toby, White-spotted Puffer, White-spotted Toby. Found singly or in pairs over coral, rock,.. more

Hawkfish Anthias - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Anthias, Basslet, Coral Perch, Fathead Anthias, Fathead Sunburst Anthias, Hawk Anthias, Sea Perch, Sunburst Anthias, Swallowtail Basslet. Found singly or in small loose schools sometimes.. more

Hedgehog Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Spiny Seahorse, Thorny Seahorse. Found singly or in pairs anchored with their tails over mud and sandy bottoms of the continental shelf close to coral.. more

Heemstra goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Freckled Goatfish. Found singly over mud and sand bottoms close to coral reefs. They feed on invertebrates. Length - 15cm Depth - 0-12m Widespread Western Indian Ocean Goatfish have two.. more

Helmut Gurnard - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Flying Gurnards

Also known as Brown Flying Gurnard, Common Helmut Gurnard, Flying Fish, Grunt Fish, Indo-Pacific Flying Gurnard, Oriental Flying Gurnard, Oriental Gurnard, Oriental Helmut Gurnard, Oriental Sea Robin,.. more

Herring Cale - Cales-Weed-whitings

Also known as Cale Herring. Found along the surface in high energy surge zones and kelp forest over coastal reefs rich in brown algae. They feed on kelp. Length -.. more

Hexagon Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Hexagon Rockcod, Hind, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Reefcod, Rockcod, Sharp-spotted Grouper, Star-spotted Grouper, Trout, White-speckled Rockcod, Wirenet Rockcod, Wire-netting Cod. Found singly and well camouflaged.. more

Highbrow Rockskipper - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Highbrow Blenny, Red Sea Rabbit Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Rockskipper. Found singly or in pairs over rubble, sand and seagrass beds of.. more

Highcrest Triplefin - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as Pixie Triplefin, Threefin, Threefin Blenny, Triplefin. Found close to reef bases, blending in with dead corals and stones on mud and silty sand substrates over.. more

Highfin Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Crested Sabretooth, Crested Sabretooth Blenny, Fang Blenny, Floral Blenny, Floral Fangblenny, Helmeted Blenny, Highfin Fangblenny, Highfin Sabretooth Blenny, High-finned Blenny, Miter Blenny,.. more

Highfin Coral Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blue-lined Coral Grouper, Blue-lined Coral Trout, Cod, Highfin Coral Trout, Highfin Grouper, Hind, Lined Coral Trout, Rockcod, Tiger, Trout, Vermicular Cod, Vermicular Coral Cod,.. more

Highfin Glassy Perchlet - Asiatic Glassfishes

Also known as Common Glassfish, Glassfish, Glassies, High-finned Glass Perchlet, Indian Amber Glassfish, Indian Blue-seamed Glass Perch, Indian Glassfish, Indian Glassy Fish, Perchlet. Found in schools amongst dense.. more

Highfin Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blackfin Cod, Blotch's Rockcod, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, High-finned Grouper, Hind, Marbled Grouper, Marbled Rockcod, Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Spotted Rockcod, Spotty Cod, Trout Cod, Trout. Found.. more

Highfin Grouper (Juvenile) - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blackfin Cod, Blotch's Rockcod, Brown-spotted Rockcod, Cod, High-finned Grouper, Hind, Marbled Grouper, Marbled Rockcod, Rockcod, Spotted Grouper, Spotted Rockcod, Spotty Cod, Trout Cod, Trout. Found.. more

Highfin Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as False-spotted Moray, Mottled Moray-eel, Yellow-lined Reef-eel. Found singly hiding in crevasses and under rocks over clear coastal waters over shallow coral and rocky reefs.. more

Highhat - Drums-Croakers

Also known as Cubbyu, Donkeyfish, Hardhead, Highhat Drum, Jackknife, Ribbonfish, Streaked Ribbonfish, Striped Drum, Striped Ribbonfish, Swordfish. Found in pairs or small schools over rough bottoms and edges.. more

Highhat (Juvenile) - Drums-Croakers

Also known as Cubbyu, Donkeyfish, Hardhead, Highhat Drum, Jackknife, Ribbonfish, Streaked Ribbonfish, Striped Drum, Striped Ribbonfish, Swordfish. Found in pairs or small schools over rough bottoms and edges.. more

Hispid Frogfish (Juvenile) - Anglerfishes---Frogfishes

Also known as Fishing Frog, Hairy Anglerfish, Hairy Frogfish, Hispid Anglerfish, Shaggy Angler, Shaggy Anglerfish, Shaggy Fishing Frog, Shaggy Frogfish, Toadfish, Zebra Angler, Zebra Anglerfish, Zebra Frogfish. Found.. more

Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Pigfish. Found singly or in pairs, always on the move over open bottoms of coral and rocky reefs rich in gorgonians. Curious of divers. They feed.. more

Honey Gourami - Gouramies

Also known as Dwarf Fire Gourami, Honey Dwarf Gourami, Honey Sunset Gourami, Red Flame Gourami, Sunset Gourami, Yellow Honey Gourami. Found close to vegetation in ditches, water logged.. more

Honeycomb Cowfish - Puffers-Filefishes---Boxfishes

Also known as Cowfish, Honeycomb Trunkfish, Trunkfish. Found over clearwater coral reefs remaining motionless, blending in with the background, if detected will quickly retreat. They feed on soft corals,.. more

Honeycomb Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Birdwire Rockcod, Black-spotted Rockcod, Cod, Common Birdwire Rockcod, Coral Cod, Dwarf Spotted Grouper, Dwarf Spotted Rockcod, Dwarf Spotted Sea Bass, Hind, Honeycomb Cod, Honeycomb.. more

Honeycomb Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Blue-spotted Spinefoot, Brown-spotted Spinefoot, Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Star-spotted Rabbitfish, Star-spotted Spinefoot, Starry Rabbitfish, Stellate Rabbitfish. Found in pairs or schools over coral reefs. They feed on.. more

Honeycomb Toby - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Honeycomb Pufferfish, Honeycomb Sharpnose Puffer, Honeycomb Sharpnose Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Spotted Puffer, Spotted Toby, White-spotted Puffer, White-spotted Pufferfish, White-spotted Toby. Found singly or in pairs.. more

Honeyhead Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Honeybreast Damsel, Honey-breasted Damsel, Honeyhead Damselfish, Honeypot Damsel, Masked Demoiselle, White-breasted Damsel. Found singly or in loose schools over silty sand bottoms of lagoons and.. more

Honshu Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Blackside Pipefish, Flagtail Pipefish, Japanese Blue-striped Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs, a cleaner pipefish found sheltering in caves, reef crevices, sponges and in the.. more

Hooded Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Blue Chevron Butterflyfish, Brownface Butterflyfish, Coralfish, Larvatus Butterflyfish, Masked Butterflyfish, Maskface Hooded Butterflyfish, Orangeface Butterflyfish, Orange-faced Butterflyfish, Orangehead Butterflyfish, Redhead Butterflyfish, Red Sea Butterflyfish,.. more

Horned Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, False Tasmanian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found in small schools hiding in holes amongst dead and live corals in crevices and holes.. more

Horned Searobin - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Searobins

Also known as Flying Gurnard, Grunt Fish, Gurnard. Found singly onmud and sandy bottoms of shallow bays, estuaries and deeper to the mid shelf, sometimes buried in the.. more

Horse-eye Jack - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Black Jack, Crevally Jack, False Jack, Horse-eye, Horse-eye Crevalle, Horse-eye Trevally, Jackfish, Trevally, Yellowjack. Found in schools over off-shore reefs. They feed on crustaceans, small fish.. more

Horse-eye Jack (Juvenile) - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Black Jack, Crevally Jack, False Jack, Horse-eye, Horse-eye Crevalle, Horse-eye Trevally, Jackfish, Trevally, Yellowjack. Found in schools over off-shore reefs. They feed on crustaceans, small fish.. more

Horseface Loach - Carps---Loaches

Also known as Banana Fish, Horse-faced Loach, Horsehead Loach, Longnose Loach, Long-nosed Loach. Found singly over gravel and sandy bottoms of fast flowing clear rivers and streams. They feed.. more

Horseshoe Leatherjacket - Puffers-Filefish---Filefishes

Also known as Horseshoe Filefish, Horseshoe Marked Leatherjacket, Leatherjacket, Purple People Eater, Variable Leatherjacket. Found singly, pairs or in large schools over shallow too much deeper waters.. more

Humbug Dascyllus - Damselfishes

Also known as Banded Dascyllus, Banded Humbug, Black-and-White Damselfish, Black-and-White Humbug, Common Humbug, Humbug, Humbug Damsel, Humbug Damselfish, Stripe Damsel, Stripe Damselfish, Threestripe Damsel, Threestripe Damselfish, Three-striped.. more

Humpback Batfish (Juvenile) - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also known as Batavia Batfish, Batavian Batfish, Humped Batfish, Humphead Batfish, Hump-headed Batfish, Hump-headed Moonfish, Hump-headed Spadefish, Moonfish, Zebra Batfish. Found singly, pairs or in small schools around.. more

Humpback Mahseer (Juvenile) - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as High-backed Mahseer, Hump-backed Mahseer, Indian Salmon, Tor Mussullah, Tropical Trout. Found in deeper waters of lakes and fast flowing fresh water streams and rivers. They feed.. more

Humpback Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Humpback Red Snapper, Hunched Snapper, Paddletial, Paddletail Sea Perch, Paddletail Snapper, Red Snapper. Found in large dense stationary schools during the day drifting with.. more

Humpback Turretfish - Puffers-Filefishes---Boxfishes

Also known as Black-blotched Turretfish, Camel Cowfish, Camel-backed Cowfish, Camel-backed Turretfish, Cofferfish, Cowfish, Helmet Cowfish, Hovercraft Boxfish, Humpback Boxfish, Hunchback Boxfish, Hunchback Trunkfish, Hunchback Turretfish, Indo-Pacific Trunkfish,.. more

Humpback Unicornfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Doctorfish, Humpback Unicorn, Lancetfish, Ring-tailed Unicornfish, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly or in small to large schools over rocky shores and reef slopes of deep.. more

Humphead - Cichlids

Also known as African Cichlid, Blue Dolphin, Blue Dolphin Cichlid, Blue Dolphin Hap, Blue Dolphin Moorii, Blue Lumphead, Blue Moorii, Dolphin Cichlid, Hap Moorii, Haplochromis Moorii, Humphead.. more

Humphead Bannerfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Bannerfish, Brown-and-White Heniochus, Brown Butterflyfish, Bullfish, Coralfish, Heniochus Brown Butterflyfish, Horned Bannerfish, Horned Bullfish, Humphead Butterflyfish, Hunch-backed Bullfish, Hunch-backed Coralfish, Pennantfish. Found singly, pairs or.. more

Humpnose Bigeye Bream - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Bigeye Barenose, Bigeye Bream, Bigeye Emperor, Bigeye Sea Bream, Grand-eyed Porgy Fish, Humpnose Sea Bream, Hump-nosed Bigeye Bream, Large-eye Bream, Large-eyed Bream, Large-eyed Sea.. more

Humpnose Bigeye Bream (Juvenile) - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Bigeye Barenose, Bigeye Bream, Bigeye Emperor, Bigeye Sea Bream, Grand-eyed Porgy Fish, Humpnose Sea Bream, Hump-nosed Bigeye Bream, Large-eye Bream, Large-eyed Bream, Large-eyed Sea.. more

Humpnose Unicornfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Bulbnose Unicornfish, Doctorfish, Humphead Unicornfish, Hump-headed Unicornfish, Humpnose Unicorn, Hump-nosed Unicornfish, Lancetfish, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly or in small schools over coral reefs. They.. more

Humpnose Unicornfish (Juvenile) - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Bulbnose Unicornfish, Doctorfish, Humphead Unicornfish, Hump-headed Unicornfish, Humpnose Unicorn, Hump-nosed Unicornfish, Lancetfish, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly or in small schools over coral reefs. They.. more

Hybrid Platyfish - Rivulines-Killifishes-Live Bearers

Also known as Indian Platy, Parrot Platy, Sunset Platy, Tooth Carp, Tuxedo Platy, Variegated Platy. Found in schools over weedy areas of canals, ditches and warm springs. They feed.. more

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