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.

Lacandon Sea Catfish - Catfishes---Sea Catfishes

Also known as Sea Catfishes. Found in the freshwater Usumacinta river basin in Mexico Length 39cm Depth - ?m Widespread Western Pacific Catfish have venomous spines in the fins which can inflict.. more

Lacey Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Lacy Firefish, Lacy Goblinfish, Lacy Rockfish, Lacy Stingfish, Merlot Scorpionfish, Merlet's Scorpionfish, Weedy Scorpionfish. Found singly over soft bottomed coral slopes of lagoons and coastal.. more

Lacy Tritoniopsis - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on soft corals. Length - 5.5cm Depth - ?m Widespread.. more

Ladder Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Christmas Wrasse, Green-barred Wrasse, Green-blocked Wrasse, Ladder Christmas Wrasse, Ladder Trilobatum, Lunate-tailed Wrasses. Found singly or in schools over mixed algae, coral and rocky.. more

Ladder Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Christmas Wrasse, Green-barred Wrasse, Green-blocked Wrasse, Ladder Christmas Wrasse, Ladder Trilobatum, Lunate-tailed Wrasses. Found singly or in schools over mixed algae, coral and rocky.. more

Lady Musgrave Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies. Found singly, pairs or small schools in shallow surge zones amongst rocks and rubble of inner harbours, inner and.. more

Ladyfish - Tarpons-Tenpounders---Tenpounders

Also known as Tarpons, Bonefishes, Skipjack and Silverfish. Found in schools in shallow waters of lagoons, bays and estuaries, close to shore often in muddy areas as well.. more

Lagoon Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Giant Farmerfish, Lagoon Damselfish, Purple-spotted Demoiselle, Sweetlip Damsel, Sweetlip Damselfish. Found singly or in pairs, sheltering in the arms of branching corals, over.. more

Laing Island Flatworm - Flatworms

Also known as Marine Worms, Polyclad Flatworm, Purple-spotted Flatworm, Purple-spotted Yellow Flatworm, Yellow Flatworm. Found singly or in pairs over rubble areas of coral and rocky reef s. They.. more

Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish - Rainbowfishes-Blue Eyes

Also known as Blue Rainbow, Blue Rainbowfish, Kutubu Rainbowfish, Lacustris Rainbow, Lake Kutubu Rainbow, Turquoise Rainbow and Turquoise Rainbowfish. Found in schools in highland lakes and streams.. more

Lake Tebera Rainbowfish - Rainbowfishes-Blue Eyes

Also known as Axelrodi Rainbowfish, Yellow Rainbowfish. Found in schools in clear water highland lakes and streams surrounded by dense vegetation. They feed on algae, insects and plant material. Length.. more

Lamarck's Porcelain Crab - Crabs---Porcelain Crabs

Also known as Anomura Crabs, False Crabs, Porcelain Crabs, Porcellana Lamarck. Found in shallow waters and rock pools of coral and rocky reefs often under rocks. They feed on.. more

Lamarcki Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Bushy Finger Coral, Finger Staghorn Coral, Staghorn Coral. Found on upper reef slopes, a common coral on reefs. Colonies can be over two.. more

Lambchop Rasbora - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as Espe's Rasbora, False Harlequin, False Harlequin Rasbora, Lamp Chop Harlequin, Narrow Wedge Harlequin, Rasbora espei, Slim Harlequin Rasbora. Found in schools in areas of well.. more

Lampert's Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Banded White Sea Cucumber, Medusa Worm Cucumber, Pygmy Snake Sea Cucumber, Sea Worm, Sponge Sea Cucumber, Sponge Synaptid, Synaptid Sea Cucumber, Wormfish, Worm Sea.. more

Lane Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Bream, Godbless, Lane Light Grunt, Mexican Snapper, Moonlight Grunt, Pot Snapper, Redfish, Red-tailed Snapper, Spot Snapper. Found singly or in large schools drifting during.. more

Lane Snapper (Juvenile) - Snappers

Also known as Bream, Godbless, Lane Light Grunt, Mexican Snapper, Moonlight Grunt, Pot Snapper, Redfish, Red-tailed Snapper, Spot Snapper. Found singly or in large schools drifting during.. more

Lantern Toby - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Blue Spot Toby Pufferfish, Blue-spotted Toby. Found singly or in pairs over outer reef slopes. They feed on filamentous algae and invertebrates. Length - 11cm Depth - 6-60m Widespread.. more

Large Giant Clam - Bivalves

Also known as Clams, Common Giant Clam, Elongate Giant Clam, Elongated Clam, Elongated Giant Clam, Giant Clam, Maxima Clam, Maxima Giant Clam, Molluscs, Rugose Clam, Small Giant.. more

Large Head Goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeons, Large-headed Goby, Reef Gobies. Found over and under stones and rocks of inshore shallow lagoons. They feed on zooplankton. Length - 4cm Depth - 6-10m Widespread Mediterranean Reef Gobies.. more

Large Scale Loach - Carps---Loaches

Also known as Air-breathing Loach, Chinese Loach. Found in the freshwater systems of China. Length - 11cm Depth - ? Asia - China Popular aquarium fish as the are scavengers they are.. more

Large Spotted Triton - Sea Snails

Also known as Triton Shells. Found under and over corals and rocks over rocky substrates of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on other molluscs and sea urchins Length -.. more

Large Worm Snail - Sea Snails

Also known as a Great Coral Worm Shell, Large Worm Snail, Operculate Worm Snail, Vermitid Gastropod, Vermitid Worm Shell, Worm Shelled Gastropod, Worm Snails. Found singly or in.. more

Large-banded Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Fanged Blenny, Horseface Blenny, Pacific Fanged Blenny, Panamic Fanged Blenny, Pink Banded Blenny, Reef Blennies. Found singly or in pairs wedged in.. more

Large-spotted Snake Eel - Eels-Morays---Snake Eels

Also known as Many-eyed Snake Eel, Many-eyed Worm Eel, Ocellated Snake Eel, Ocellated Worm Eel, Yellow-spotted Snake Eel. Found singly usually buried in rubble and sand close to.. more

Largehead Hairtail - Cutlassfishes

Also known as Atlantic Cutlassfish, Australian Cutlassfish, Australian Hairtail, Beltfish, Common Hairtail, Cox's Hairtail, Grey Ribbonfish, Hairtail, Hairytail, Large-headed Hairtail, Large-headed Ribbonfish, Northern Hairtail, Pacific Cutlassfish, Ribbonfish,.. more

Largemouth Black Bass - Sunfishes

Also known as American Black Bass, Bass, Black Bass, Florida Largemouth Bass, Gamefish, Green Bass, Green Trout, Largemouth, Largemouth Bass, Northern Largemouth Bass. Found in clear water, vegetated.. more

Largescale Flounder - Flatfishes---Lefteye Flounders

Also known as Spinyhead Flounder, Spot-tail Flounder, Spotted-tail Flounder, Warthog Flounder. Found singly over mud and sand bottoms of coastal waters. They feed on fish, benthic invertebrates and worms. Length.. more

Largescale Four-eyes - Rivulines-Killifishes-Live Bearers---Four-eyed Fishes-Onesided Livebearers-White-eye

Also known as Foureye, Four-eyed Fish, Four-eyes, Striped Four-eyed Fish, Stargazer. Found in schools usually on the surface of the water rarely under the water in freshwater, sometimes.. more

Largespring Gambusia - Rivulines-Killifishes-Live Bearers

Also known as Big Bend Gambusia, Largespring Mosquitofish. Found in large springs. They feed on detritus, small insects and zooplankton. Length - 2.5cm Depth - ?m Widespread North America These fish are prolific.. more

Lattice Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Solid Table Coral, Staghorn Corals, Table Corals. Found growing in table like colonies on sheltered areas over back reef margins, fringing upper reef.. more

Lattice Monocle Bream - Threadfin Breams-Whiptail Breams

Also known as Coral Bream, Monocle Bream, Redspot Monocle Bream, Redspot Spinecheek, Spinecheek, Twospot Monocle Bream, Yellow-streaked Monocle Bream, Whiptail. Found singly or in small groups over sand.. more

Latticed Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Lattice Butterflyfish, Lattice Coralfish, Latticed Coralfish, Raffle's Butterflyfish, Raffle's Coralfish, Rafflessii Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs in shallow waters over lagoons and.. more

Latticed Sandperch - Sandperches

Also known as Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers, Ocellate Weaver, False-eye Grubfish, False-eyed Grubfish and Spothead Grubfish. Found singly or in small groups in lagoons and seaward reefs on sand.. more

Leaf Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Flat Lettuce Coral, Hexacorals Found in colonies attached to crevices of lower reef slopes over protected coral and rocky reefs. Distinctive and uncommon. They feed on plankton. Length.. more

Leaf Gilled Slug - Sea Slugs---Sapsucking Slugs

Also known as Sacoglossans, Sapsucking Slugs Many Petalled Sea Slug and Many Petalled Slug. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble.. more

Leaf Plate Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Bowl Coral, Cabbage Coral, Cap Coral, Cup Coral, Encrusting Pore Coral, Leaf Coral, Lettuce Coral, Plate Coral, Scroll Coral, Swirling Plate Coral, Vase Coral,.. more

Leaf Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Leaf Fish, Paperfish, Paper Scorpionfish, Sailfin Leaf Fish, Sailfin Leaf Scorpionfish, Swayfish, Threespine Scorpionfish, Three-spined Scorpionfish. Found singly or in pairs blending in with.. more

Leafy Dragonet - Dragonets

Also known as Weedy Dragonet and Tentacled Dragonet. Found singly in sheltered, shallow lagoons and seaward reefs over sand, mud and rubble areas with good algae cover. Sometimes buried.. more

Leafy Filefish - Puffers-Filefish---Filefishes

Also known as Feathery Filefish, Leafy Leatherjacket, Prickly Filefish, Prickly Leatherjacket, Tassle Filefish, Tasselled Leatherjacket. Found singly often camouflaged in weedy areas of coastal reefs and trapping grounds. They.. more

Leafy Seadragon - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Glauert's Seadragon, Sea Dragons, Weedy Seadragon. Found singly or in pairs anchored with their tails over kelp bedssand patches close to reefs also sometimes offshore.. more

Leaping Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Crested Blennies, Jumping Blenny, Leaping Rockskipper, Lizard Skipper, Rock Hopper, Rockskippers, Walking Blennies. Found singly skipping from pool to pool, over very shallow coastal.. more

Least Puffer - Puffers-Filefish---Puffers

Also known as Blowfishes, Burrowing Puffer, Pufferfish, Swellfish, Toadfishes. Found over shallow murky waters of estuaries and coastal shorelines. They feed on algae and crustaceans. Length - 15cm Depth - 0-50m Widespread.. more

Leather Bass - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cods, Hinds, Leather Zebra, Marbled Grouper, Rockcods, Trouts. Found singly or in schools often seen following other fish and eels to catch their prey which.. more

Leatherjacket - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Leathercoat, Leatherjack, Mackerel, Needlejack, Runner, Shoemaker, Trevallies. Found in large fast moving schools, often leaping out of the water over sandy beaches, bays and inlets,.. more

Leathery Sea Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Elegant Armed Anemone, Hexacorals, Leathery Anemone, Long Tentacle Anemone, Purple Tip Anemone, Sebae Anemone. Found attached to branching corals or amongst dead coral, rubble and.. more

Legless Feather Star - Feather Stars

Also known as Crinoids, Feather Star Criniod, Feather Starfish, Sea Lilies, Storked Sea Lilies. Found singly or in groups anchored to gorgonians, high coral outcrops and ledges.. more

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Lemnalia Coral - Soft Corals

Also known as Branch Coral, Branching Coral, Broccoli Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Formosan Soft Coral, Kenya Tree Coral, Lemnalia Tree Coral, Soft Tree Corals. Found over reef flats and.. more

Lemon Coralgoby - Gobies

Also known as Citrin Goby, Citrinis Clown Goby, Citron Clown Goby, Citron Goby, Citrus Goby, Coral Goby, Fourbar Goby, Fourbar Maori Goby, Gudgeons, Gum Drop Goby, Lemon.. more

Lemon Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Lemon Damselfish, Molucca Damsel, Molucca Demoiselle, Yellow Damsel Yellow Damselfish. Found in small schools sheltering in the arms of branching corals over clearwater lagoons and.. more

Lemon Sea Pen - Sea Pens

Also known as Octocorals, Sea Feathers, Sea Fingers, Sea Quills. Found in shallow waters on soft sandy bottoms, often withdrawing into the substrate during the day. They feed.. more

Lemon Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Calcareous Sponges, Chagos Calcite Sponge, Coral Reef Sponge, Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Sponge, Lemon Sponge Coral, Marine Sponge, Red Sea Sponge, Yellow Sponge Coral. Found on.. more

Lemonpeel Angelfish - Angelfishes

Also known as Lemon Angelfish, Lemonpeel, Lemonpeel Angel, Lemonpeel Dwarf Angelfish, Yellow Angelfish. Found singly or in pairs over areas rich in coral growth of shallow lagoons and.. more

Leopard Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Honeycomb Blenny, Leopard Rockskipper, Pink-spotted Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Rockskippers, Sailfin Blenny, Short-bodied Blenny, Spotted Coral Blenny. Found singly or in harems.. more

Leopard Chromodoris - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Leopard Nudibranch, Leopard Sea Slug, Nudibranchs. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on.. more

Leopard Coral Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blue-dotted Coral Trout, Bluespot Trout, Blue-spotted Sea Bass, Cods, Common Coral Trout, Coral Grouper, Coral Trout, Hinds, Leopard Cod, Leopard Coral Trout, Leopard Trout,.. more

Leopard Flounder - Flatfishes---Lefteye Flounders

Also known as Flounders, Panther Flounder. Found partially buried or out foraging for food over silty mud and sand bottoms of inner reef flats and seaward reefs. They feed.. more

Leopard Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Hind, Leopard Cod, Leopard Coral Cod, Leopard Hind, Leopard Rockcod, Redspot Coral Cod, Red-spotted Coral Cod, Red-spotted Rockcod, Rockcod, Trout. Found singly, secretive and.. more

Leopard Toadfish - Toadfishes

Also known as Barbells, Frogfishes. Found singly over bottoms or shipwrecks in deep water rocky offshore reefs. They feed on crustaceans and molluscs. Length - 38cm Depth - 0-90m Widespread Western Central.. more

Leopard Torpedo Ray - Rays---Electric Rays

Also known as Leopard Ray, Panther Electric Ray, Red Sea Torpedo Ray, Scalloped Torpedo Ray, Torpedo Ray. Found singly often partially buried in the substrate over mud and.. more

Leopard Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Eastern Leopard Wrasse, Black-spotted Wrasse, Guinea Fowl Wrasse, Reticulated Wrasse and Vermiculated Wrasse. Found singly or in small groups over sandy, coral and rubble bottoms.. more

Leopard-spotted Goby - Gobies

Also known as Black Goby, Gudgeons, Leopard Goby, Reef Gobies. Found singly close to crevices and holes in rock walls of inshore reefs. They feed on algae, crustaceans and.. more

Lesser Blue Crab - Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs, Blue Crab, Dwarf Crab, Swimming Crabs, True Crabs. Found over rocky bottoms of shorelines. They feed on crustaceans, fish and plant remains and worms. Length.. more

Lesser Electric Ray - Rays---Numbfishes

Also known as Bancroft's Numbfish, Brazillian Electric Ray, Caribbean Electric Ray, Electric Ray, Small Electric Ray, Spotted Torpedo Ray, Torpedofish, Trembler. Found in shallow waters of bays and.. more

Lesser Knob Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Brain Corals, Pillow Corals. Found over a wide range of reef habitats, this is one of the most common stony corals. Colonies are massive to smaller.. more

Lesser Spiny Eel - Eels---Spiny Eels

Also known as Swamp Eels, Peacock Spiny Eel, Peacock Eel, Frecklefin Spiny Eel and Spot-finned Spiny Eel. Found in fresh brackish waters of medium to large rivers with.. more

Lettuce Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Leaf Coral, Lettuce Leaf Coral, Purple Lettuce Coral, Scaled Lettuce Coral, Tan Lettuce Leaf Coral, Thick Lettuce Leaf Coral. Found on shallow back reef flats.. more

Lettuce Sea Slug - Sea Slugs

Also known as Frilly Sea Slug, Lettuce Nudibranch, Lettuce Slug, Sacoglossans, Sapsucking Slugs, Sea Lettuce, Solar-powered Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs over vegetated areas of clearwater.. more

Lichtensteins Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Bubble Corals, Grape Coral, Lichtenstein Bubble Coral, Octopus Coral, Pearl Bubble Coral, Pearl Coral, Poor Mans Bubble Coral, Tipped Bubble Coral, Tipped Bubblegum Coral. Found.. more

Ligament Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Barrel Sponge, Marine Sponge, Siliceous Sponges, Thin Wall Barrel Sponge, Tubular Sponges. Found in colonies on ledges and walls of coral and rocky reefs. They feed.. more

Lilac Coral Crab - Crabs---Coral Crabs

Also known as Blue Coral Crab, Coral Guard Crab, Commensal Crabs, Guard Crabs, Red Coral Crab, Red-dotted Guard Crab, Trapeze Crab, True Crabs, Xanthid Crab. Found in pairs.. more

Linda's Flatworm - Flatworms

Also known as Marine Worms, Polyclad Flatworm and Lindae Flatworm. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reef over rubble areas. They feed on ascidians and shelled.. more

Lined Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Dot Dash Blenny, Linear Blenny, Linear Clown Blenny, Lineatus Blenny, Lined Combtooth, Lined Combtooth Blenny, Lined Coral Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies,.. more

Lined Bristletooth - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Bristletooth Orange Stripe, Bristletooth Surgeonfish Striated Tang, Bristle-toothed Surgeonfish, Bristletooth Tang, Doctorfishes, Fine-lined Bristletooth, Lancetfishes, Orange-dotted Bristletooth, Orange Stripe Kole Tang, Striated Surgeonfish, Striped.. more

Lined Bristletooth (Juvenile) - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Bristletooth Orange Stripe, Bristletooth Surgeonfish Striated Tang, Bristle-toothed Surgeonfish, Bristletooth Tang, Doctorfishes, Fine-lined Bristletooth, Lancetfishes, Orange-dotted Bristletooth, Orange Stripe Kole Tang, Striated Surgeonfish, Striped.. more

Lined Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Line Butterflyfish, Lined Butterfly, Newmoon Coralfish, Spotnape Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs over lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth. They feed on.. more

Lined Fangblenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Fang Blennies, Sabretooth Blennies, Sabre-toothed Blennies, Striped Blenny, Striped Lineatus Blenny, Yellow-lined Harptail, Yellow-lined Harptail Blenny. Found singly or in pairs over.. more

Lined Fireworm - Fire Worms

Also known as Bristle Worms, Fire Bristle Worm, Marine Fireworms, Marine Worms, Rock Worms, Sea Caterpillar. Segmented Sea Worms, Segmented Worms, Tubeworms. Found on coral and rock reefs.. more

Lined Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Gold-lined Rabbitfish, Gold-lined Spinefoot, Golden Rabbitfish, Golden Spinefoot, Golden-lined Rabbitfish, Golden-lined Spinefoot, Goldenspot Spinefoot, Goldspot Rabbitfish, Goldspot Spinefoot, Gold-spotted Spinefoot, Lined Spinefoot, Spinefoots, Streaked.. more

Lined Rockskipper - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Black-lined Blenny, Coral Blennies, Lined Blenny, Narrow-lined Blenny, Rockskippers, Rock Skipping Blenny, Thin-lined Blenny, Tidepool Blenny. Found in schools in very shallow waters of exposed.. more

Lined Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Horsefish, Northern Seahorse, Oceanic Seahorse, Spotted Seahorse. Found singly or in pairs anchored with their tails to gorgonians and seagrasses over muddy bottoms sometimes around.. more

Lined Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Line Wrasse, Lined Tamarin, Sand-reef Wrasses, White-dashed Wrasse, White-dashes Wrasse. Found in small harems over drop-offs and coastal slopes of lagoons and seaward reefs. They.. more

Lined-cheeked Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Bandcheek Wrasse, Cheekline Maori Wrasse, Cheekline Wrasse, Cheek-lined Maori, Cheek-lined Maori Wrasse, Cheek-lined Splendour Wrasse, Cheek-lined Wrasse, Line-cheeked Wrasse, Lined-cheek Wrasse, Maori Wrasses, Scribbled.. more

Linedcheeked Wrasse (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Bandcheek Wrasse, Cheekline Maori Wrasse, Cheekline Wrasse, Cheek-lined Maori, Cheek-lined Maori Wrasse, Cheek-lined Splendour Wrasse, Cheek-lined Wrasse, Line-cheeked Wrasse, Lined-cheek Wrasse, Maori Wrasses, Scribbled.. more

Lineolata Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Fine-lined Nembrotha, Lined Nembrotha, Lineolata Sea Slug, Nudibranchs, Polycerid Nudibranch, Robin Nudibranch, Robin Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas.. more

Ling - Cods---Hakes-Burbots

Also known as Common Ling, Cuskfishes, European Ling, Molva, Molva Ling, Rocklings. Found singly over rocky bottoms around crevices, rocks and wrecks of deep water coastal shelves.. more

Lion's Paw Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Godeffroy's Sea Cucumber, Medusa Worm, Serpentine Sea Cucumber, Sticky Snake Sea Cucumber, Synaptid Sea Cucumber, Tripang, Wormfish. Found singly or in groups hiding amongst.. more

Liosina Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Lumpy Erect Tube Sponge, Marine Sponges, Pado Sponge, Siliceous Sponges, Tube Sponge. Found on drop-offs and slopes over coral and rocky reefs. Varies in colour. They feed.. more

Lipstick leporinus - Characins---Headstanders

Also known as Lipstick, Lipstick Headstander. Found in pairs under and around densely grown weedy areas over coastal drainage ditches and rivers of the upper Amazon river basin. They.. more

Lisa's Mantis Shrimp - Mantis Shrimps

Also known as Giant Mantis Shrimp, Giant Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Spearer Mantis Shrimp, Spearing Mantis Shrimps. This large mantis shrimp is found in a very large hole in.. more

Little Combtooth Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Collar Blenny, Coral Blennies, Little Clown Blenny, Maldive Blenny, Maldives Collar Blenny, Maldivian Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found singly or in pairs over clear.. more

Little Hooded Triplefin - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as Highcrest Triplefin, Threefin Blennies, Threefins, Triplefins. Found singly on rocks and under ledges over exposed surge zones of reef margins. They feed on benthic invertebrates and.. more

Little Nipper Crab - Crabs

Also known as Beachrunner Crabs, Blackback Land Crab, Black-backed Land Crab, Black Land Crab, Brachyura Crabs, Little Nipper, Purple-backed Shore Crabs, Terrestrial Crabs, Tropical Land Crab, True.. more

Lobed Cactus Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Brain Corals, Dented Brain Coral, Flat Brain Coral, Flower Bouquet Coral, Greater Brain Coral, Lobed Brain Coral, Meat Coral, Modern Coral, Open Brain Coral,.. more

Lochi Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Lochi Chromodoris, Lochi Sea Slug, Loch's Chromodoris, Loch's Magnificent Slug, Nudibranchs, Toothpaste Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs on amongst sand and rubble areas of.. more

Lofty triplefin (Juvenile) - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as - no other name Found singly resting on coral heads and sponges over shallow, clear water rocky shores of coral reefs. They feed on small invertebrates. Length.. more

Loggerhead Turtle - Turtles---Sea Turtles

Also known as Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle, Caretta Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle, Loggerhead, Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Found in shallow estuaries, coastal reefs and open seas foraging for food. They feed on.. more

Lollyfish - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Atra Sea Cucumber, Black Beauty, Black Cucumber , Black Lollyfish, Black Sea Cucumber, Blackfish, Holothuria Lolly, Lolly, Lollyfish Sea Cucumber, Tripang. Found singly often.. more

Long Arm Prawn - Prawns

Also known as Penaeid Shrimps, Long Arm Shrimp and Ghost Shrimp. Found singly on hard bottoms with reef and coral debris. Often found buried in the sand with just.. more

Long Legged Decorator Crab - Crabs---Decorator Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs, Decorator Crab, Prickly Spider Crab, Spider Crabs, Soft Coral Spider Crab, Spiny Spider Crab, True Crabs. Found camouflaged with debris, rubbish and weed.. more

Long-arm Cleaner Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Commensal Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Red Sea Anemone Shrimp and Anemone Partner Shrimp. Found on coral and rocky reefs in sea.. more

Long-arm Feather Star - Feather Stars

Also known as Banded Feather Star, Crinoids, Feather Star Criniod, Feather Starfish, Palm Frond Feather Star, Sea Lilies, Storked Sea Lilies. Found singly or in colonies attached to.. more

Long-arm Octopus - Octopuses

Also known as Indonesian Long-arm Octopus, White V Octopus. Found on sandy areas of estuaries, bays and lagoons. They feed on fish and invertebrates. Length - 15cm Depth - 5-30m Widespread Indo-Pacific Octopus.. more

Long-beaked Coralfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Banded Longsnout Butterflyfish, Beaked Butterflyfish, Beaked Coralfish, Copperband Butterflyfish, Copper-banded Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, Longnose Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs guarding their territories over rocky shores.. more

Long-clawed Squat Lobster - Squat Lobsters

Also known as Anomura Crabs, Plated Lobster, Rugose Squat Lobster, Squat Lobsters. Found under boulders and in crevices over mud, sand and rocky substrates in shallow to deeper.. more

Long-finned Goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeons, Longfin Sleeper Goby, Long-finned Sleeper Goby, Ocellate Glider Goby, Ocellated Goby, Ocellated Gudgeon, Sand Sifting Gobies, Sleeper Gobies, Striped Sleeper Goby, Teardrop Sleeper.. more

Long-finned Squid - Squids

Also known as Bigfin Reef Squid, Calamari Squid, Common Pelagic Squid, Cuttlefish, Indo-Pacific Squid, Loliginid Squid, Northern Calamari, Oval Squid, Pacific Reef Squid, Tropical Squid. Found singly or.. more

Long-finned Squid (Juvenile) - Squids

Also known as Bigfin Reef Squid, Calamari Squid, Common Pelagic Squid, Cuttlefish, Indo-Pacific Squid, Loliginid Squid, Northern Calamari, Oval Squid, Pacific Reef Squid, Tropical Squid. Found singly or.. more

Long-jawed Mackerel - Mackerels-Tunas-Bonitos

Also known as Bigmouth Trevally, Chub Mackerel, Indian Mackerel, Longjaw Mackerel, Mouth Mackerel, Rake-gilled Mackerel, Short Mackerel, Striped Mackerel. Found in tightly packed schools often with wide.. more

Long-nosed Stargazer - Stargazers

Also known as Popeye Fish, Pop-eyed Fish, White-spotted Stargazer. Found buried in the sand with just the mouth and eyes showing over sand and seagrass beds of silty.. more

Long-rayed Weed Whiting - Cales-Weed-whitings

Also known as Bridled Rock Whiting, Bridled Weed Whiting, Longray Rock Whiting, Long-rayed Rock Whiting, Longray Weed Whiting, Stranger, Weed Whiting. Found in large loose groups over soft.. more

Long-snouted Lancetfish - Grinners---Lancetfishes

Also known as Day Sarpon, Handsaw Fish, Longnose Lancetfish, Longsnout Lancetfish, Pacific Lancetfish, Scaleless Lizardfish, Wolf Fish. Found around the world mainly in deep warmer waters but can.. more

Long-spined Bullhead - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Sculpins

Also known as Scorpionfishes, Long-spined Bullhead Sea Scorpion, Long-spined Sea Scorpion, Sea Scorpion, Rock Sculpin, Rockfish, Clobberhead, Spikey, Granny Fish and Lucky Proach. Found singly in tidepools and.. more

Longbarbel Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Band-dot Goatfish, Dot-and-Dash Goatfish, Long-barbeled Goatfish, Long-rayed Goatfish. Found singly or in small schools foraging for food over sand and weedy bottoms of lagoons and.. more

Longfin African Conger - Eels-Morays---Conger-Garden Eels

Also known as Conger Eels, Longfin Conger, Ashen Conger Eel, Ash-coloured Conger, Black-edged Conger, Blacklip Conger, Indian Conger, Mustache Conger and Mustache Conger Eel. Found singly over reef.. more

Longfin Bannerfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Angelfish Pennant, Bannerfishes, Black-and-White Bannerfish, Black-and-White Butterflyfish, Black-and-White Heniochus Bannerfish, Coachman, Common Bannerfish, Coralfishes, False Moorish Idol, Featherfin Bullfish, Featherfin Coralfish, Heniochus Butterfly, Longfin.. more

Longfin Damselfish - Damselfishes

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Honey Damselfish, Longfin Gregory. Found singly or in pairs over coral and rubble areas of sheltered inshore lagoons and fringing reefs. They feed on.. more

Longfin Emperor - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Red-fin Emperor, Tail-saddled Emperor and Brown-headed Emperor. Found singly or in small groups over sand and rubble areas of lagoons, coastal reefs and outer reefs. They.. more

Longfin Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Bar-breasted Rockcod, Barred-chest Rockcod, Barrelchest Grouper, Cods, Coral Cod, Gilbert's Rockcod, Hinds, Honeycomb Cod, Honeycomb Grouper, Honeycomb Rockcod, Longfin Cod, Longfin Rockcod, Long-finned Cod,.. more

Longfin Perchlet - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Anthias, Basslets, Long-finned Basslet, Long-finned Perchlet, Sea Perch, Silverspots. Found singly and secretive in crevices, around bommies and amongst small boulders over sandy slopes.. more

Longfin Pike - Long-finned Pike

Also known as Jack Pike, Long-finned Seapike, Pike, Skipjack Pike, Yellowfin Pike. Found in small to very large schools often hovering above the bottoms over coral and rocky.. more

Longfin Sea Robin - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Searobins

Also known as Flying Fishes, Grunt Fishes and Japanese Sea Robin. Found singly on sand and rubble bottoms, juveniles shallow, often partly buried in sand in bays and.. more

Longfin Snake Eel - Eels-Morays---Snake Eels

Also known as Black-pitted Sand Eel, Burrowing Snake Eel, Estuary Snake Eel, Worm Eels. Found singly or in loose groups usually buried in mud patches or sand.. more

Longfin Spadefish - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also known as Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax Batfish, Longfin Teira, Orbicular Batfish, Roundface Batfish, Roundface Spadefish, Roundface Teira, Round-faced Batfish, Round-faced Spadefish, Round-faced Teira, Tall-fin Batfish .. more

Longfin Spadefish (juvenile) - Spadefishes-Batfishes-Scats

Also known as Longfin Batfish, Longfin Platax Batfish, Longfin Teira, Orbicular Batfish, Roundface Batfish, Roundface Spadefish, Roundface Teira, Round-faced Batfish, Round-faced Spadefish, Round-faced Teira, Tall-fin Batfish Tall-fin.. more

Longhorn Cowfish - Puffers-Filefishes---Boxfishes

Also known as Cofferfish, Cowfishes, Horned Boxfish, Horned Trunkfish, Long-horned Cowfish, Trunkfishes. Found singly over mud, sand and weedy bottoms of coastal bays, estuaries and harbours. They feed by.. more

Longjaw Leatherjacket - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Bigmouth Leatherjacket, Deepbody Leatherjacket, Leatherjackets, Longjaw Queenfish, Trevallies. Found in schools over shallow coastal waters over bays, estuaries and coastal rivers. They feed on benthic crustaceans.. more

Longjaw Squirrelfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Large-Mouthed Squirrelfish, Longspine Squirrelfish, Switchtail. Found singly or in small groups hiding near dark recesses during the day dispersing at night to hunt for food.. more

Longlure Frogfish - Anglerfishes---Frogfishes

Also known as Butler's Frogfish, Flagpole Frogfish, Psychedelic Frogfish. Found singly, pairs or in trios, sitting on sponges, etc, camouflaged with the colour and pattern of their seat.. more

Longnose Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Big Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Common Longnose Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, Forceps Butterflyfish, Forceps Fish, Longnose Butterfly, Longnose Coralfish, Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Long-nosed Coralfish, Long-snouted Butterflyfish, Long-snouted Coralfish, Yellow.. more

Longnose Filefish - Puffers-Filefish---Filefishes

Also known as Beaked Leatherjacket, Beaked Leatherjacket Filefish, Coral Filefish, Harlequin Filefish, Leatherjackets, Long-nosed Filefish, Orangespot Filefish, Orange-spotted Filefish. Found in pairs or small schools in the.. more

Longnose Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Longnose Hawk, Long-nosed Hawkfish. Found singly or in pairs perched on black corals and large gorgonians over steep outer reef slopes exposed to strong currents. They.. more

Longnose Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Candeloma Parrotfish, Candelamoa Parrotfish, Indian Longnose Parrotfish, Indian Ocean Longnose Parrotfish, Long-nosed Parrotfish. Found in schools foraging for food over reef flats of coral reefs,.. more

Longnose Parrotfish (Juvenile) - Parrotfishes

Also known as Candeloma Parrotfish, Candelamoa Parrotfish, Indian Longnose Parrotfish, Indian Ocean Longnose Parrotfish, Long-nosed Parrotfish. Found in schools foraging for food over reef flats of coral reefs,.. more

Longnose Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Flat-faced Seahorse, Lowcrown Seahorse, Low-crowned Seahorse, Smooth Seahorse, Threespot Seahorse, Three-spotted Seahorse. Found singly or in pairs anchored with their tails over mud and sandy.. more

Longsnout Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Atlantic Longnose Butterflyfish, Butterbun, Caribbean Longsnout Butterflyfish, Caribbean Long-snouted Butterflyfish, Longsnout Butterflyfish, Poey's Butterflyfish, Rosy Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs along walls.. more

Longsnout Flathead - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Flatheads

Also known as Crocodilefish. Found singly or in small schools over sandy areas close to coral reefs.l They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish. Length - 25cm Depth - 0-100m Widespread Indo-Pacific Flatheads.. more

Longsnout Seahorse - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Horsefish, Long-snouted Seahorse, Reidi Seahorse, Slender Seahorse. Found singly or in pairs anchored with their tails to gorgonians and seagrasses over muddy bottoms of estuaries.. more

Longspine Black Urchin - Sea Urchins

Also known as Banded Diadem Urchin, Black Longspine Urchin, Diadema Sea Urchin, Longspine Sea Urchin, Long-spined Black Urchin, Long-spined Sea Urchin, Long-spined Urchin, Needle-spined Urchin, Needle-spined Sea.. more

Longspine Emperor - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Threadfin Emperor, Yellow-spotted Emperor, Lance Emperor, Threadfin Bream, Large-eye Bream, Pigface Bream and Grassy Sweetlip. Found singly or in groups over sandy areas of protected.. more

Longspine Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cods, Highfin Grouper, Hinds, Longspine Rockcod, Rockcods, Spotted Grouper, Streakyspot Grouper, Streakyspot Rockcod, Trouts. Found singly over rock and sand bottoms of coral reefs. They feed.. more

Longspine Snipefish - Snipefishes-Shrimpfishes

Also known as Bellowfish, Common Bellowfish, Common Snipefish, Deepbody Snipefish, Long-nosed Snipefish, Slender Snipefish, Spine Trumpetfish, Trumpetfish. Found in small schools close to the bottom over the lower.. more

Longspine Squirrelfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Miss Darlington, Rufus Squirrelfish, Wrenchman. Found singly or in small schools close to caves and crevices during the day dispersing at night to hunt for.. more

Longspine Swimming Crab - Crabs---Swimming Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs. Found over sand and mud bottoms among broken shells and corals in shallow and very deep waters. They feed on worms. Length -.. more

Longspine Waspfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Waspfishes

Also known as Long-spined Waspfish, Sailfin Waspfish, Whiteface Roguefish, Whiteface Waspfish, Wispy Waspfish. Found singly over mud and silty hard bottoms around corals, rocks and seagrass beds of.. more

Longspot Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Blackspot Sea Perch, Blackspot Snapper, Dory Snapper, Fingermark Bream, Golden Snapper, Humpback Red Snapper, Moses Perch, Red Bream, Redspot Snapper. Found small to large schools.. more

Longtail Tadpole Shrimp - Horseshoe Crabs---Tadpole Shrimp

Also known as American Tadpole Shrimp, Rice Tadpole Shrimp, Living Fossils and Mini Horseshoe Crabs. Found in freshwater ponds and pools. They feed on algae and insects. Length - 7.5cm Depth.. more

Lookdown - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Atlantic Lookdown, Bluntnose, Dollarfish, Flat Jack, Hairfin Lookdown, Hair-finned Dory, Hair-finned Silverfish, Horsefish, Horsehead, Lookdown Fish, Lookdown Jack, Lookdown Moonfish, Moonfish, Moonshine, Silver.. more

Loosetooth Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as - No other name Found singly or in loose schools over shallow rocky coastal shorelines rich in algae growth. They feed on filamentous algae. Length - 20cm Depth.. more

Lordhowensis Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Acan Lord, Aussie Acans, Australian Emerald Lace Coral, Candy Cane Coral, Candy Stripe Coral, Closed Brain Coral, Lord Coral, Lord Red-and-Blue Coral, Lord Red-and-Green.. more

Lottin's Snapping Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Alpheid Shrimps, Cauliflower Coral Shrimp, Coral Guard Snapping Shrimp, Coral Snapping Shrimp, Goby Shrimps, Lottini Pistol Shrimp, Pistol Shrimps, Pocillopora Shrimp, Snapping Shrimps, Spotted-claw.. more

Lovely Headshield Slug - Sea Slugs---Head Shield Slugs

Also known as Bubbletail Slugs, Egg Sea Slug, 'Nudibranchs' (but they are not), Pleasant, Chelidonura, Tailed Slugs, Yellowmargin Swallowtail Slug. Found singly or in pairs crawling on.. more

Lowfin Drummer - Sea Chubs

Also known as Bass Seachub, Blue Seachub, Bluefish, Brassy Chub, Brassy Drummer, Brassy Rudderfish, Brassy Sea Chub, Drummers, Large-tailed Drummer, Long-finned Drummer, Long-finned Rudderfish, Lowfin Chub, Lowfin.. more

Lubbock's Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Lubbock's Combtooth Blenny, Lubbock's Coral Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies. Found singly or in pairs resting on boulder over coral and rubble areas.. more

Lubbock's Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Small-mouthed Wrasses, Fairy Wrasses, Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse, Multicolor Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse, Multicolor Wrasse, Tricolor Fairy Wrasse, Orangeback Wrasse and Yellowback Wrasse. Found in.. more

Lumpfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Lumpfishes

Also known as Baggety, Henfish, Lumpfish, Lumpsucker, Lumpfish, Paddle-cock, Sea Hen. Found singly on rocky bottoms and may be found in floating seaweeds, usually found in shallow.. more

Lunar Fusilier - Fusiliers

Also known as Blue Fusilier, Metallic-blue Fusilier, Moon Caesio, Moon Fusilier. Found in large schools often midwater feeding mixed with other fusiliers over upper edge os steep slopes.. more

Lunartail Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Blowfishes, Green Bough Backed Blowfish, Green Puffer, Green Rough-backed Puffer, Green Rough-backed Pufferfish, Moontail Puffer, Pufferfishes, Rabbithead Puffer, Rough Golden Toadfish, Toadfishes. Found singly, pairs.. more

Lusitanian Toadfish - Toadfishes

Also known as Frogfishes, Barbells and Portuguese Toadfish. Found singly often buried in sand with just their eyes showing in coastal coral bays and lagoons, amongst sand and.. more

Luvar - Louvar

Also known as Emperador, Luvaro, Silver King. Found singly near the surface or in deep waters of the oceans. They feed on jellyfishes and gelatinous zooplankton. Length - 200cm Depth -.. more

Luzon Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Asteroids, Luzon Starfish, Orange Luzon Sea Star, Orange Luzon Starfish, Orange Sea Star, Orange Starfish, Starfish. Found singly or in groups over rubble and sandy.. more

Lynx Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Cowries, Eglantine Cowries, Eyed Cowrie, Porcelain Lynx. Found in small groups during the day under coral slabs, stones and half exposed crevices of coral and.. more

Lyretail Dartgoby - Gobies---Wormfishes

Also known as Blue Gudgeon, Dartfishes, Dart Gobies, Gudgeons, Hover Gobies, Lyretail Dartfish, Monocle Dartfish, Monofin Dartfish, Monoptera Dartfish, Worm Gobies. Found in pairs or family.. more

Lyretail Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Many-rayed Handfish, Red Hawkfish, Soaring Hawkfish, Swallowtail Hawkfish. Found singly perched on corals and rocks or hovers above the bottoms close to small coral heads.. more

Lyretail Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfishes, Lyretail Pigfish and Bronzehead Hogfish. Found singly over steep walls and slopes rich in coral growth. They feed on invertebrates. Length - 21cm Depth - 6-60m Widespread Indo.. more

Lysmatella Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Ambon Cleaner Shrimp, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Dwarf Cleaner Shrimp, Humpback Cleaner Shrimp, Red-striped Cleaner Shrimp, Striped Cleaner Shrimp, Striped Small Cleaner, Yellowleg Cleaner.. more

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