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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.

Eared Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Black-eared Eyelash Blenny, Blackflap Blenny, Blackspot Eyelash Blenny, Coral Blennies, Earmuff Blenny, Earspot Blenny, Eyelash Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies. Found singly resting on coral,.. more

Eartheater Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Eartheaters, Freshwater Eartheaters, Red-striped Eartheater. Found in groups over mud and sand bottoms amongst rubble and tree roots along shores and slopes of the Amazon.. more

East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-reef Wrasses, Peacock Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse and Painted Wrasse. Found singly or in groups, on rocky reefs and lagoons often near seagrass beds. They feed on.. more

Eastern Footballer - Sea Chubs

Also known as Mado, New Zealand Mado, Stripey, White Bellied Stripey. Found singly or in small to large schools over shallow rocky areas of coral reefs and lagoons.. more

Eastern Hulafish - Roundheads

Also known as Devilfish, Hulafishes, Longfins, Trachinops Hulafish. Found in large schools often high above the reef feeding in the water column over inshore reefs. They feed on zooplankton. Length.. more

Eastern Long-Necked Turtle - Turtles---Snake-necked Turtles

Also known as Common Long-necked Turtle, Common Snake-necked Turtle, Eastern Snake-necked Turtle, Side Neck Turtle. Found in shallow shallow rivers and drainage ditches. They feed on fish, crustaceans, molluscs.. more

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Baroness Butterflyfish, Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, Herringbone Coralfish, Pacific Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Coralfish. Found usually in pairs in shallow lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (Juvenile) - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Baroness Butterflyfish, Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, Herringbone Coralfish, Pacific Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Coralfish. Found usually in pairs in shallow lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Eclipse Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Archer Butterflyfish, Bennett's Butterfly, Bennett's Butterflyfish, Bennett's Coralfish, Blue-lashed Butterflyfish, Coralfishes. Found in pairs over lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth. They feed.. more

Eclipse Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Russell's Parrotfish. Found singly foraging for food over shallow coral rubble and sandy areas of coastal reefs and outer reef slopes rich in algae growth. They.. more

Edible Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Edible Sea Cucumber, Hotdog, Pink-and-Black Sea Cucumber, Pinkfish, Pinkfish Sea Cucumber, Pink Lollyfish, Red-and-Black Sea Cucumber, Red Beauty, Red Sea Cucumber, Tripang. Found singly or.. more

Edwards Sand Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Edwardsia pudica, Hexacorals, Burrowing Anemone and Sand Anemone. Found singly on sand, mud and debris strewn bottoms of coral and rocky reefs always attached to.. more

Eel Bornella - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Snakey Bornella. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas often seen swimming in an eel like.. more

Eelpout - Blennies---Eelpouts

Also known as Arctic Blennies, Blenny Vivipare, Eelpout Blenny, European Eelpout, Viviparous Blenny, Viviparous Eelpout. Found over shorelines and rock pools of rocky shores, under algae, rocks, seaweed.. more

Egg Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Allied Cowries, Common Cowrie, Common Egg Cowrie, Common Egg Ovula, Common Egg Shell, False Cowrie, False Egg Cowrie, Velvet Cowrie, Velvet Egg Cowrie. Found in.. more

Egg Ribbons - Sea Slugs

Egg ribbons of the nudibranchs or sea slugs - Hexabranchus sanguineus - Spanish Dancer. White Ribbon ??? Pink and Red Ribbon - Hexabranchus sanguineus - Spanish Dancer. Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs.. more

Eglantine Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Cowries, Mauritia arabica, Cypraea arabica, Arabian Cowrie, Dog-rose Cowry and Porcelain Snail. Found in shallow waters of lagoons, coral and rocky reefs and in tide.. more

Egyptian Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Starfish, Egyptian Starfish, Spiny Sea Star, Orange Sea Star. Found singly or in groups in outer lagoons and reefs. Colours varies from place to place. They feed.. more

Eight-banded Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Eightband Butterflyfish, Eight-banded Coralfish, Eight-striped Butterflyfish. Found in pairs over sheltered lagoons and inshore reefs rich in coral growth. They feed exclusively on coral polyps. Juveniles.. more

Eightstripe Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Eightline Wrasse, Eight-lined Wrasse, Eight-striped Wrasse, Flasher Wrasses, Small-mouthed Wrasses. Found singly in caves, crevices on live corals and rubble of seaward reefs rich with.. more

Elamena mendosa - Crabs---False Spider Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs. Found over sand and mud substrates of coral and rocky reefs rich in algae growth. Length - ?cm Depth - ? Widespread Indo Pacific Brachyura crabs are.. more

Electric Fileclam - Bivalves

Also known as a Bivalves, Disco Clam, Disco Scallop, Electric Clam, Electric Eye Flashing Fire Shell, Electric Eye Flashing Scallop, Electric Flame Scallop, Flamboyant Bivalve, Fireclams, Flame.. more

Elegance Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Elegant Coral, Ridged Coral, Wonder Coral. Found seated on sandy areas over exposed surge areas of reefs. They feed on plankton Often mistake for Sea Anemones Colour usually.. more

Elegant Brittle Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Black Brittle Star, Brittle Sea Stars, Brittle Star, Brittle Starfish, Elegant Brittle Starfish, Snake Brittle Star, Starfish, Variable Brittle Star. Found in crevices, holes and.. more

Elegant Phyllidia - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Elegant Sea Slug, Fried Egg Nudibranch, Fried Egg Sea Slug, Nudibranchs, Phyllidiidae Nudibranch, Warty Sea Slugs. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand.. more

Elegant Sea Snake - Sea Snakes---Venomous Sea Snakes

Also known as Bar-bellied Sea Snake. Found singly in lagoons, coral and rocky reefs. These are the longest of all sea snakes and have a flattened tail which makes.. more

Elegant Squat Lobster - Squat Lobsters

Also known as Crinoid Squat Lobster, Elegant Crinoid Squat Lobster, Feather Star Squat Lobster. Found singly or in pairs in the arms of feather stars matching their colour.. more

Elegant Unicornfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Blonde Lipstick Tang, Blonde Naso Tang, Blonde Orangespine Unicornfish, Doctorfishes, Indian Orangespine Unicorn, Orangespine Unicornfish, Lancetfishes, Naso Blonde Streamer, Smoothheaded Unicornfish, Thorntails, Thorntail Fish... more

Elegant Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-reef Wrasses. Found in small to large schools over lagoons, coral and rocky reefs. They feed on invertebrates. Length - 29cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread Southwest Pacific Most reef fish.. more

Elephant Ear Coral - Soft Corals

Also known as Fleshy Soft Coral, Gray-green Soft Coral, Green Toadstool Coral, Leather Corals, Leather Toadstool, Mushroom Coral, Mushroom Leather Coral, Ruffled Leather Coral, Toadstool Leather Coral,.. more

Elephant Trunkfish - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Black-banded Sea Cucumber, Brown-spotted Sea Cucumber, Creased Cucumber, Curry Fish, Elephant Fish, Elephant Sea Cucumber, Elephant Trunkfish Sea Cucumber, Elephant's Trunkfish, Sand Fish, Tripang. Found.. more

Eleven-armed Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Starfish, Eleven-armed Prickly Sea Star, Eleven-armed Starfish, Many-armed Sea Star Many-armed Starfish, Prickly Eleven-armed Sea Star, Spiny Star and Spiny Starfish. Found singly or in.. more

Elisabeth's Chromodoris - Sea Slugs

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

Elizabethan Sea Slug - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. Length - 2cm Depth - ?m Indo-Pacific Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs - Sea Slugs.. more

Elongate Hardyhead - Silversides

Also known as Baitfish, Greybacks, Rockingham Hardyhead, Smallmouth Hardyhead and Swan River Hardyhead. Found in schools usually near the surface of clear shallow sandy bays and shorelines. They feed.. more

Elongate Heart Cockle - Bivalves

Also known as Arcs, Burrowing Molluscs, Heart Cockles, Molluscs, Mussels, True Cockles. Found partially buried in mud and sand bottoms of coastal reefs. They feed on plankton. Length - 7cm Depth.. more

Elongate Heart Urchin - Sea Urchins

Also know as Biscuit Urchins, Heart Urchin, Sand Dollars, Sea Biscuits, Sea Potatoes. Found singly or in vast numbers over mud and sand bottoms often half buried in.. more

Elongate Mbuna - Cichlids

Also known as Elongate Cichlid, Elongatus Mauna, Mbuna. Found in shallow, sediment free rocky areas of Lake Malawi. They feed on algae by combing loose pieces off the rocks. Length.. more

Emerald Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Atlantic Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasses. Found singly or in pairs close to rocks and seagrass beds over shallow coastal shorelines. They feed on small benthic invertebrates. Length.. more

Emperor Angelfish - Angelfishes

Also known as Emperor Angel, Imperator Angel, Imperator Angelfish, Imperial Angelfish. Found singly or in pairs in and around caves and ledges over channels, lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Emperor Angelfish (Juvenile) - Angelfishes

Also known as Emperor Angel, Imperator Angel, Imperator Angelfish, Imperial Angelfish. Found singly or in pairs in and around caves and ledges over channels, lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Emperor Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as African Peacock, African Peacock Cichlid, Blue Cichlid, Icy Blue Cichlid, Nyasa Peacock, Peacock Blue Cichlid, Red Peacock. Found in small groups over over sandy areas.. more

Emperor Nautilus - Pelagic Octopus

Also known as Chambered Nautilus and Pearly Nautilus. Found in depths of several hundred metres along the continental shelf during the day. Rising to shallow waters at night.. more

Emperor Tetra - Characins

Also known as Rainbow Tetra. Found in schools over slow moving backwaters, rivers and minor tributaries of the Atrato and San Juan river basins. They feed on crustaceans,.. more

Empire Gudgeon - Sleepers

Also known as Australian Carp-gudgeon, Australian Carp-gudgeon, Carp Gudgeon, Empire Fish, Northern Carp-gudgeon, Sleeper Gobies. Found sheltering under branches, submerged trees and aquatic vegetation in freshwater, flowing.. more

Encrusting Gorgonian - Soft Corals

Also known as Brown Encrusting Soft Coral, Caribbean Octocoral, Encrusting Polyps, Octocorals, Scleraxonia, Gorgonians, Sea Mat. Found in colonies forming encrusting mats, extended polyps and tentacles appear as.. more

Encrusting Star Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Encrusting Sponge, Marine Sponges. Found over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on plankton. Close too they look like mini volcano's! Pale cream or brown. Length - ?cm Depth.. more

Enigmatic Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as Assorted Moray, Banded Moray, Enigmatic Moray Eel, Tiger Eel, Tiger Moray. Found singly in crevices and holes over shallow lagoons and coastal reefs. They feed nocturnally.. more

Epaulette Shark - Carpet Sharks---Bamboo Sharks

Also known as Carpet Sharks, Cat Sharks, Longtail Carpet Sharks, Long-tailed Carpet Sharks, Ocellated Epaulette Shark, Blind Shark and Walking Shark. Found singly in shallow waters of coral.. more

Epaulette Soldierfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Epaulette Squirrelfish, Kuntee Soldierfish, Kuntee Squirrelfish, Pearly Soldierfish, Pearly Squirrelfish, Shoulderbar Soldierfish, Shoulderbar Squirrelfish. Found in large schools below surge zones over reef flats, lagoons.. more

Estuary Catfish - Catfishes---Eeltail Catfishes

Also known as Estuarine Catfish, Cobbler, Estuary Cobbler, South Australian Catfish and Toothless Catfish. Found singly in silty coastal areas amongst debris, under ledges and down holes, rarely.. more

Estuary Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Common Seahorse, Estuarine Seahorse, Indian Seahorse, Kuda Seahorse, Oceanic Seahorse, Oceanic Red Seahorse, Orange Seahorse, Smooth Seahorse, Spotted Seahorse, Yellow Seahorse. Found singly or in.. more

Esturine Stonefish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Stonefishes

Also known as Dornorn, Estuary Stonefish, Fish Stone, Hollowcheek Stonefish, Hollow-cheeked Stonefish, Horrid Stonefish, Poison Scorpionfish, Reef Stone, Poison Scorpionfish, Spiny Devil Walking Fish, True Stonefish, Warty.. more

Eugnathogobius Reef Goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeons, Reef Gobies. Found in fresh brackish and marine waters over mud and sand areas of estuaries and mangroves. Length - ?cm Depth - ?m Widespread Western Pacific Reef.. more

European lobster - Lobsters---Clawed Lobsters

Also known as Common Lobster and Clawed Lobster. Found singly or in small groups on sheltered coral and rocky reefs, lagoons, caves and crevasses. Juveniles often found wedged in.. more

European Perch - Perches

Also known as Big-scaled Redfin, Common Perch, English Perch, Eurasian Perch, Eurasian River Perch, Reddie, Redfin, Redfin Perch, River Perch. Found singly or in small schools over.. more

European Seabass - Temperate Basses

Also known as Bass, Capemouth, Common Bass, European Bass, King of the Mullets, Sea Bass, Sea Dace, Sea Perch, White Bar, White Mullet, White Salmon. Found singly over.. more

Exquisite Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Blacktail Butterflyfish, Black-tailed Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, Polyp Butterflyfish, Red Sea Butterflyfish, Red Sea Melon Butterflyfish. Found in pairs over coral and rocky areas of lagoons and.. more

Exquisite Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Emerald Fairy Wrasse, Exquisite Fairy Wrasse, Flasher Wrasses, Small-mouthed Wrasses. Found singly or in medium to large schools around mommies and rubble areas over current.. more

Exquisite Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Emerald Fairy Wrasse, Exquisite Fairy Wrasse, Flasher Wrasses, Small-mouthed Wrasses. Found singly or in medium to large schools around mommies and rubble areas over current.. more

Eye-browed Large-eye Bream - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Large-eye Breams and Eye-browed Large-eyed Bream Found over coral/sandy bottoms in lagoons and large pools of inner to outer reefs, along drop-off's or steep slopes. Near.. more

Eye-spotted Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Curryfish, Eyeball Sea Cucumber, Lollyfish, Ocellated Sea Cucumber, Pricklyfish, Tripang. Found in shallow waters on rubble, sand and in seagrass meadows of coral and rocky.. more

Eyebar Goby - Gobies

Also known as Anjer Eyebar Goby, Eyebar Sandgoby, Gudgeons, Orange-ear Goby, Shoulderspot Goby, Shoulderspot Sandgoby, Sand Gobies, Yellowspot Goby. Found singly or in loose schools close to.. more

Eyed Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Detail Eye Sea Cucumber, Leopard Sea Cuke, Leopard Sea Cucumber, Leopard Stickyfish, Leopardfish Sea Cucumber, Marbled Sea Cucumber, Ocellated Sea Cucumber, Spotted Sea Cucumber,.. more

Eyespot Rasbora - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as Emerald Eye Rasbora, Green Eye Rasbora, Hi-spot Rasbora, One-spot Rasbora. Found in gently flowing black water lakes, rivers and streams associated with forest peat swamps... more

Eyestripe Surgeonfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Blackspot Surgeonfish, Doctorfishes, Dussumieri Surgeonfish, Dussumieri Tang, Eye-striped Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Surgeonfish, Lancetfishes, Ornate Surgeonfish, Pencil Tang, Penciled Surgeon, Penciled Surgeonfish, Thorntails, Thorntail Fish. Found singly.. more

Eyestripe Surgeonfish (Juvenile) - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Blackspot Surgeonfish, Doctorfishes, Dussumieri Surgeonfish, Dussumieri Tang, Eye-striped Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Surgeonfish, Lancetfishes, Ornate Surgeonfish, Pencil Tang, Penciled Surgeon, Penciled Surgeonfish, Thorntails, Thorntail Fish. Found singly.. more

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