A to Z

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 Blenny, Earmuff Blenny, Earspot Blenny, Eyelash Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found singly resting on coral,.. more

Eartheater Cichlid - Cichlids

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

East Atlantic Peacock Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Painted Wrasse, Peacock Wrasse, Rainbow Wrasse, Sand-reef Wrasse. Found singly or in schools often close to seagrass beds over lagoons and rocky reefs. They feed on.. more

Eastern Blue Groper - Wrasses

Also known as Blue Groper, Brown Groper, Eastern Blue Wrasse, Giant Pigfish, Red Groper. Found singly or in pairs over coastal rocky reefs. They feed on invertebrates. Juveniles found in.. more

Eastern Footballer - Sea Chubs

Also known as Mado, New Zealand Mado, Stripey, White Bellied Stripey. Found singly or in small to large schools sheltering during the day over shallow rocky areas of.. more

Eastern Hulafish - Roundheads

Also known as Devilfish, Hulafish, Longfin, 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, Sideneck Turtle, Stinker. Found in drainage ditches and shallow rivers. They feed on crustaceans, small fish, frogs,.. more

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Baroness Butterflyfish, Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, Herringbone Coralfish, Pacific Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Coralfish. Found in territorial pairs close to tubular Acropora corals over.. more

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (Juvenile) - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Baroness Butterflyfish, Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish, Herringbone Coralfish, Pacific Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Butterflyfish, Triangular Coralfish. Found in territorial pairs close to tubular Acropora corals over.. more

Eclipse Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Archer Butterflyfish, Bennett's Butterfly, Bennett's Butterflyfish, Bennett's Coralfish, Blue-lashed Butterflyfish, Coralfish. 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, Pink Lollyfish, Pinkfish, Pinkfish Sea Cucumber, Red-and-Black Sea Cucumber, Red Beauty, Red Sea Cucumber, Tripang. Found singly or.. more

Edwards Sand Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Burrowing Anemone, Hexacoral, Sand Anemone. Found singly attached to a solid surface over mud, sand and debris strewn bottoms of coral and rocky reefs. They feed.. more

Eel Bornella - Sea Slugs

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

Eelpout - Blennies---Eelpouts

Also known as Arctic Blenny, Blenny Vivipare, Eelpout Blenny, European Eelpout, Viviparous Blenny, Viviparous Eelpout. Found amongst algae and under stones in tide-pools of coastal waters, being air.. more

Egg Cowrie - Sea Snails

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

Eglantina Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Cowry, Dogrose Cowry, Porcelain Eglantina, Porcelain Snail. Found singly during the day under slabs and stones out foraging for food at night over shallow waters.. more

Egyptian Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Asteroid, Egyptian Starfish, Orange Sea Star, Spiny Sea Star, Starfish. Found singly or in groups over rubble and sand bottoms of lagoons and outer reefs. They.. more

Eight-banded Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, 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 Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasse. Found singly in caves and crevices over live corals and rubble of seaward reefs rich.. more

Electric Fileclam - Bivalves

Also known as a Disco Clam, Disco Scallop, Electric Clam, Electric Eye Flashing Fire Shell, Electric Eye Flashing Scallop, Electric Flame Scallop ,Fireclam, Flamboyant Bivalve, Flame Scallop,.. 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. Colour usually green with a stripy look and.. more

Elegant Brittle Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Black Brittle Star, Brittle Sea Star, 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, Nudibranch, Phyllidiidae Nudibranch, Warty Sea Slug. 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 over mud and sand bottoms around corals and rocks in lagoons, coral and rocky reefs. These are the longest of all.. 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, Doctorfish, Indian Orangespine Unicorn, Lancetfish, Naso Blonde Streamer, Orangespine Unicorn, Orangespine Unicornfish, Smooth-headed Unicornfish, Thorntail,.. more

Elegant Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Sand-reef Wrasse. 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 Coral, Leather Toadstool, Mushroom Coral, Mushroom Leather Coral, Rough Leather Coral, Ruffled 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 Eleven-armed Prickly Sea Star, Eleven-armed Starfish, Many-armed Sea Star, Many-armed Starfish, Prickly Eleven-armed Sea Star, Spiny Star, Spiny Starfish, Starfish. Found singly or in groups.. more

Elisabeth's Chromodoris - Sea Slugs

Also known as Elisabeth's Sea Slug, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on sponges. Length - 4cm Depth -.. more

Elizabethan Sea Slug - Sea Slugs

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

Elongate Hardyhead - Silversides

Also known as Baitfish, Greyback, Hardyhead, Rockingham Hardyhead, Smallmouth Hardyhead, Swan River Hardyhead. Found in schools usually near the surface of clear shallow estuaries, lakes, sandy bays and.. more

Elongate Heart Cockle - Bivalves

Also known as Arc, Burrowing Mollusc, Heart Cockle, Mussel, True Cockle. Found partially buried over mud and sand bottoms of coastal reefs. They feed on plankton. Length - 7cm Depth -.. more

Elongate Heart Urchin - Sea Urchins

Also know as Biscuit Urchin, Heart Urchin, Sand Dollar, Sea Biscuit, Sea Potato. Found singly or in vast numbers often half buried or buried over mud and sand.. more

Elongate Mbuna - Cichlids

Also known as Elongate Cichlid, Elongatus Mbuna, 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 Wrasse. 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 schools over sandy areas close.. more

Emperor Nautilus - Pelagic Octopus

Also known as Chambered Nautilus, Nautilis Shell, Pearly Nautilus. Found during the day in very deep waters over hard bottoms of the continental shelf, slope and steep faces.. 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, Carp Gudgeon, Empire Fish, Gudgeon, Northern Carp-gudgeon, Sleeper Goby. Found sheltering under branches, submerged trees and aquatic vegetation in freshwater, flowing and still.. more

Encrusting Gorgonian - Soft Corals

Also known as Brown Encrusting Soft Coral, Caribbean Octocoral, Encrusting Polyp, Octocoral, Scleraxonia, Gorgonian, Sea Mat. Found in colonies forming encrusting mats over coral and rocky bottoms of.. more

Encrusting Star Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Encrusting Sponge, Marine Sponge. 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 Blind Shark, Carpet Shark, Cat Shark, Itar Shark, Longtail Carpet Shark, Long-tailed Carpet Shark, Ocellated Epaulette Shark, Walking Shark. Found singly during the day resting.. 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 the surge zone over reef flats,.. more

Estuary Catfish - Catfishes---Eeltail Catfishes

Also known as Cobbler, Estuarine Catfish, Estuary Cobbler, South Australian Catfish, Toothless Catfish. Found singly during the day in holes or under ledges out foraging for food at.. more

Estuary Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Common Seahorse, Estuarine Seahorse, Indian Seahorse, Kuda Seahorse, Oceanic Red Seahorse, Oceanic 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, Spiny Devil Walking Fish, True Stonefish, Warty Ghoul. Found singly.. more

Eugnathogobius Reef Goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeon, Reef Goby, Stripeface Goby. Found in fresh brackish and marine waters over mud and sand bottoms of estuaries and mangrove areas. They feed on benthic.. more

European lobster - Lobsters---Clawed Lobsters

Also known as Common Lobster, Hummer. Found singly or in small squads during the day hiding in crevices and holes out foraging for at night over hard substrates.. 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 in summer over shallow.. more

Exquisite Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Blacktail Butterflyfish, Black-tailed Butterflyfish, Coralfish, 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 Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasse. Found singly or in medium to large schools around bommies and rubble areas over current.. more

Exquisite Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

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

Eye-browed Large-eye Bream - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Grey Large-eye Bream, Large-eye Bream. Found singly or in schools over coral and sandy bottoms of lagoons and in large pools over inner to outer.. 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, Gudgeon, Orange-ear Goby, Shoulderspot Goby, Shoulderspot Sandgoby, Sand Goby, Yellowspot Goby. Found singly or in loose schools close to their.. more

Eyed Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Detail Eye Sea Cucumber, Leopard Sea Cucumber, Leopard Sea Cuke, 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, Ocellated 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, Doctorfish, Dussumieri Surgeonfish, Dussumieri Tang, Eye-striped Surgeonfish, Hawaiian Surgeonfish, Lancetfish, Ornate Surgeonfish, Pencil Tang, Penciled Surgeon, Penciled Surgeonfish, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish. Found singly.. more

Eyestripe Surgeonfish (Juvenile) - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

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

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