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.

Macaronesian Sharpnose Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Pufferfish, Sharpnose Puffer, Sharp-nosed Puffer. Found singly over boulders, platforms, outcrops and vertical walls rich in algae growth. They feed on algae and invertebrates Length - 25cm Depth.. more

Mackerel Scad - Jacks-Pompanos

Also known as Cigarfish, Indian Scad, Kingston, Mackerel, Mackerel Roundscad, Robin, Round Scad, Round Robin, Round Scad, Shortfin Scad, Trevally. Found in fast moving schools along shallow reef.. more

Madagascan Rainbowfish - Madagascar Rainbowfishes

Also known as Bowfish, Madagascan Rainbow, Madagascar Rainbowfish, Red-tailed Silverside, Silverside, Zona. Found in schools over shallow, clear, slow flowing waters in shaded areas of creeks, marshes, rivers.. more

Madagascar Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Chevron Butterflyfish, Coralfish, Hooded Butterflyfish, Indian Ocean Chevron Butterflyfish, Pearlscale Butterflyfish, Pearly Butterflyfish, Seychelles Butterflyfish. Found in pairs over coral and rubble areas of outer.. more

Madeira Goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeon, Reef Goby, Rock Goby. Found singly, pairs or small schools over very shallow waters in rock pools and over intertidal zones. They feed on crustaceans,.. more

Madeira Rockfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Madeira Scorpionfish. Found under small boulders, in rocky depression and under ledges of shallow coastal waters rich in brown algae cover. They feed on crustaceans and.. more

Mado - Sea Chubs

Also known as Australian Mado, Mado Sweep. Found in small to large schools in large estuaries, harbours under jetties, pylons and wharfs and over coral and rocky reefs. They.. more

Madrella Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on bryozoans. Length - 4.5cm Depth - ?m Widespread Indo-West Pacific Opisthobranchia.. more

Magenta Dottyback - Dottybacks

Also known as Magenta Pseudochromis, Purple Dottyback, Purple Pseudochromis, Strawberry Dottyback, Strawberry Fish, Strawberry Gramma, Strawberry Pseudochromis. Found singly or in small loose schools hovering above coral and.. more

Magenta-streaked Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Laboute's Wrasse, Labouti Fairy Wrasse, Labouti's Wrasse, Northern Purple Wrasse, Small-mouthed Wrasse. Found singly or in small schools close to rubble bottoms of back reef.. more

Magnifa Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Chromodoris Magnifa, Dorid Nudibranch, Magnifa Sea Slug, Magnificent Chromodoris, Magnificent Nudibranch, Nudibranch. .. more

Magnificent Anemone Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Anemone Cleaner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crystal Shrimp, Glass Shrimp, Magnificent Cleaner Shrimp, Magnificent Commensal Shrimp, Magnificent Partner Shrimp,.. more

Magnificent Feather Duster - Feather Duster Worms

Also known as Coco Worm, Fan Worm, Feather Duster, Feather Tube Worm, Giant Fan Worm, Magnificent Fan Worm, Magnificent Feather Duster Worm, Marine Worm, Rock Worm, Segmented.. more

Magnificent Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Andaman Foxface, Magnificent Foxface, Redfin Foxface, Spinefoos. Found singly or in pairs over lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth. They feed on algae and.. more

Magnificent Sea Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Coral Ornament Carpet Anemone, Giant Anemone, Hexacoral, Magnificent Anemone, Purple Foot Anemone, Ritteri Anemone. Found singly on hard bottoms that are exposed to current and.. more

Magnificent Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Luidia's Magnificent Sea Star, Luidia's Magnificent Starfish, Magnificent Star, Magnificent Starfish, Starfish. Found singly or in groups sometimes partially buried in sandy substrate over shallow.. more

Magnum Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Burrowing Sea Cucumber, Large Burrowing Sea Cucumber, Large Filtering Sea Cucumber, Sea Basket Sea Cucumber. Found singly buried in gravel, rubble and sandy substrates over.. more

Mahogany Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Lantern Jaw, Spot Snapper. Found singly or in large schools during the day, drifting in the shade of large corals heads and gorgonians dispersing at.. more

Mahsena Emperor - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Cut-throat Emperor, Pigface Bream, Sky Emperor, White-spotted Pigface Bream, Yellow Emperor, Yellow-tailed Emperor. Found singly over sand and seagrass areas of reefs. They feed on crustaceans,.. more

Mahsena Emperor (Juvenile) - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Cut-throat Emperor, Pigface Bream, Sky Emperor, White-spotted Pigface Bream, Yellow Emperor, Yellow-tailed Emperor. Found singly over sand and seagrass areas of reefs. They feed on crustaceans,.. more

Malabar Glassy Perchlet - Asiatic Glassfishes

Also known as Bald Glassy, Bare-headed Perchlet, Common Glassfish, Dussumier's Perchlet, Glassfish, Glassies, Glassy, Malabar Glassy, Perchlet, Smooth Glassy. Found in estuaries, coastal shorelines also in freshwater rivers. They.. more

Malabar Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Blackspot Cod, Black-spotted Rockcod, Brown Spotted Grouper, Cod, Estuary Cod, Estuary Rockcod, Giant Rockcod, Greasy Grouper, Hind, Malabar Cod, Malabar Reefcod, Malabar Rockcod, Morgan's.. more

Malabar Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Bigmouth Nannygai, Humphead Snapper, Large-mouthed Nannygai, Large-mouthed Seaperch, Malabar Blood Snapper, Malabar Red Snapper, Malabar Seaperch, Nannygai, Red Bass, Red Bream, Red Emperor, Red.. more

Malabarica Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Bullseye, Hatchet Fish, Sweeper Fish. Found in schools during the day sheltering in caves, under ledges, harbours and in shipwrecks, dispersing at night to hunt.. more

Malawi Squeaker - Catfishes---Squeakers-Upside-down Catfishes

Also known as African Catfish, Malawi Catfish, Malawi Spotted Catfish. Found among rocks during the day dispersing at night to feed over the lake. They feed on crustaceans, insects.. more

Malayan Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Puller, White-finned Puller, Yellowaxil Chromis. Found singly, pairs or in loose schools over sheltered upper slopes of coral reefs and seaward reef slopes. They feed on.. more

Maldives Damselfish - Damselfishes

Also known as Maldives Damsel, Pale Damselfish. Found singly or in small schools sheltering and nesting in the dead branches of Acropora corals in shallow clear waters of.. more

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Maldives Triplefin - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as Threefin Blenny, Threefin, Triplefin. Found singly, pairs or in small schools over wave swept reef margins, resting on coral outcrops, rocky surfaces and under ledges,.. more

Maldivian Sandperch - Sandperches

Also known as Blackflag Sandperch, Grubfish, Maldivian Grubfish, Sandsmelt, Weever. Found singly, pairs or small schools resting on their fins over rubble bottoms close to reefs. They feed on.. more

Mandarinfish - Dragonets

Also known as Blue Mandarin, Blue Mandarin Dragonet, Blue Mandarinfish, Green Mandarin, Green Mandarin Dragonet, Green Psychedelic Mandarin, Green Splendid Mandarinfish, Green Striped Mandarinfish, Mandarin Dragonet, Mandarin.. more

Mangrove Fiddler Crab - Crabs---Fiddler Crabs-Ghost Crabs

Also known as Calling Crab, Estuary Fiddler Crab, Red-clawed Fiddler Crab, Thick-legged Fidler Crab, True Crab, Watermelon Fiddler Crab. Found sometimes in their thousands over intertidal mangrove forests,.. more

Mangrove Goby - Gobies

Also known as Bandfin Mangrove Goby, Bandfin Mullet Goby, Gudgeon, Sleeper Goby. Found over mud and sand bottoms in murky brackish and freshwaters often close to mangroves.. more

Mangrove Horseshoe Crab - Horseshoe Crabs

Also known as Living Fossil, Round-tailed Horseshoe Crab Found on sand and mud in mangroves and brackish swampy areas. They feed on bivalves, crabs, small fish, insect larvae and.. more

Mangrove Oyster Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Flymo Blenny, Lawnmower Blenny, Mangrove Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Roundhead Blenny, Zebra Blenny. Found singly or in small schools often hiding in.. more

Mangrove Red Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Dog Bream, Creek Red Bream, Dog Bream, Grey Snapper, Malabar Red Snapper, Mangrove Jack, Mangrove Jack Reddish Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Purple Sea Perch, Red.. more

Manta Ray - Rays---Eagle Rays-Manta Rays

Also known as Atlantic Manta, Australian Devil Ray, Blanketfish, Devil Fish, Devil Ray, Giant Atlantic Manta, Giant Devil Fish, Giant Devil Ray, Giant Manta, Manta, Pacific Manta,.. more

Many-banded Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Flagtail Pipefish, Many-bands Pipefish, Multi-banded Pipefish, Multi-bar Pipefish. Found singly or in pairs amongst corals in crevices and reef caves, often seen swimming upside down.. more

Many-lined Chromodoris - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Lined Chromodoris, Lined Nudibranch, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on sponges. Length.. more

Many-lined Pufferfish - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Blowfish, Multi-lined Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Swelltoad, Toadfish. Found singly over sandy bottoms of reefs. They feed on corals, benthic invertebrates and molluscs. Length - 43cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread Indo-West.. more

Many-lined Sweetlips - Grunts

Also known as Many-banded Sweetlip, Manyline Sweetlip, Sweetlips. Found singly or in schools during the day close to sheltered areas, out hunting for food at night over coastal.. more

Many-spotted Sweetlips - Grunts

Also known as Brownie Sweetlips, Brownkelly, Brownkelly Sweetlips, Clown Grunt, Clown Sweetlips, Grunt Sweetlips, Harlequin Sweetlip, Harlequin Sweetlips, Harlequin Thicklip, Harlequin's Sweetlips, Spotted Blubberlips, Spotted Sweetlip, Spotted.. more

Many-spotted Sweetlips (Juvenile) - Grunts

Also known as Brownie Sweetlips, Brownkelly, Brownkelly Sweetlips, Clown Grunt, Clown Sweetlips, Grunt Sweetlips, Harlequin Sweetlip, Harlequin Sweetlips, Harlequin Thicklip, Harlequin's Sweetlips, Spotted Blubberlips, Spotted Sweetlip, Spotted.. more

Many-toothed Garden Eel - Eels-Morays---Conger-Garden Eels

Also known as Black Garden Eel. Found singly or in small colonies poking out from silty mud, sand and seagrass bottoms of sheltered bays, lagoons and coastal slopes. They.. more

Manybar Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Banded Goatfish, Doublebar Goatfish, Five-barred Goatfish, Many-banded Goatfish, Multi-barred Goatfish. Found singly or in schools foraging for food over coral, limestone rubble and sand patches.. more

Maori Rockcod - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Hind, Maori Cod, Maori Grouper, Red-speckled Rockcod, Rockcod, Scribbled Rockcod, Trout. Found over rocky areas of coral reefs. They feed on cephalopods, crustaceans, molluscs. Length -.. more

Maori Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Australian Maori Wrasse, Butcher's Prick, Maori, Maori Parrotfish, Rainbowfish, Slippery Dick, Southern Maori Wrasse. Found singly or in loose schools over shallow exposed bays and.. more

Map Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Arothron Puffer, Blowfish, Map Pufferfish, Mappa Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Scribbled Arothron Puffer, Scribbled Puffer, Scribbled Pufferfish, Scribbled Toadfish, Toadfish. Found singly close to shelter over deep.. more

Marble Goby - Sleepers

Also known as Goby, Marble Gudgeon, Marbled Sand Goby, Marble Sleeper, Marbled Sleeper, Marbled Sleeper Goby, Sand Goby, Sleeper Goby, Sleepy Goby, Soon Hock. Found in freshwater canals,.. more

Marbled Coral Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Coral Trout, Hind, Leopard Coral Trout, Marbled Leopard Grouper, Mottled Coral Grouper, Mottled Coral Trout, Trout. Found singly or in small schools usually.. more

Marbled Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Brown Marbled Grouper, Cod, Donkey Fish, Hind, Mutton Hamlet, Rockcod, Rockhind, Sicklefish Grouper, Trout. Found singly around deeper waters in caves, crevices and on.. more

Marbled Hawkfish - Hawkfishes

Also known as Hard-headed Hawkfish, Spotted Hawkfish, Stocky Hawkfish, White-spotted Hawkfish. Found singly perched on corals and rocks over shallow, exposed shorelines of rocky reefs. They feed on.. more

Marbled Headstander - Characins---Headstanders

Also known as Abramites Headstander, High-backed Headstander. Found in pairs or schools over turbid waters of river channels and minor back water tributaries of River Basins. They feed on.. more

Marbled Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Blue-marbled Parrotfish, Blue-spotted Parrotfish, Petroleum Parrotfish, Seagrass Parrotfish, Slender Parrotfish. Found in schools over hard bottoms and seagrass beds of sheltered bays, harbours and lagoons.. more

Marbled Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Carid Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Common Marble Shrimp, Hump-backed Shrimp, Marble Shrimp, Monkey Shrimp, Saron Shrimp, Spiked Prawn. Found nocturnally amongst coral and rubble. Transparent/cream with.. more

Marbled Stargazer - Stargazers

Also known as Black-banded Stargazer, 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.. more

Marbled Stingray - Rays---Stingrays

Also known as Black-blotched Stingray, Black-spotted Ray, Black-spotted Stingray, Blotched Fantail Ray, Bull Ray Barb, Fantail Ray, Fantail Stingray, Giant Reef Ray, Giant Ribbon-ray Fish, Marbled Ray,.. more

Marbled Stone Crab - Crabs

Also known as Convex Crab, Convex Reef Crab, Coral Crab, Red Coral Crab, Reef Crab, Round Crab, True Crab, Variable Coral Crab, Variable Reef Crab. Found sheltering during.. more

Margarita Egg Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Allied Cowry, False Cowry Ovulid. Found attached to its host coral Dendronephthya over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on coral polyps. Length - 1.5cm Depth - 5-30m Widespread.. more

Margined Coralfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Copperband Butterflyfish, Coralfish, Marginalis Butterflyfish, Margined Butterflyfish, Margined Copperband, Western-beaked Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs over coastal reefs rich in invertebrate growth. They feed.. more

Margined Sole - Flatfishes---Soles

Also known as Shallow-water Sole, White-margined Sole. Found singly during the day buried in sand out at night foraging for food over shallow coastal lagoons and seaward.. more

Margintail conger - Eels---Conger-Garden Eels

Also known as Blackspot Conger. Found burrowed into soft mud or sand bottoms in shallower waters of the continental shelf during the day, out foraging for food at.. more

Maricola Sea Slug - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Maricola Nudibranch, Nudibranch. Found amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed exclusively on sponges. Length - 1.7cm Depth - 2-25m Widespread Indo-Pacific Opisthobranchia.. more

Maridadilus Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Magenta-striped Nudibranch, Maridadilus Sea Slug, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on.. more

Marie's Mexichromis - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Mexichromis Nudibranch, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on sponges. Length -.. more

Marionia sp.6 Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dendronotid Nudibranch, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sand over shallow waters of coral and rocky reefs. They feed exclusively on the soft.. more

Marmorate Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Amberfish, Brown Sandfish, Brown Stickyfish, Brown-spotted Sandfish, Chalk Sea Cucumber, Chalkfish, Chalky Cucumber, Chalkyfish, Marbled Sea Cucumber, Tripang. Found singly often partially buried in.. more

Marquesas Sergeant - Damselfishes

Also known as Marquesan Sergeant-Major, Sergeant, Sergeant-Major. Found in small schools over rocky shores of shallow lagoons and coastal reefs. They feed on algae, small invertebrates and.. more

Marsh Killifish - Rivulines-Killifishes-Live Bearers---Topminnows-Killifishes

Also known as Mudfish. Found in freshwater and salt waters of grassy backwaters and brackish bays of coastal areas. They feed on small crustaceans, fishes, insects, molluscs, plants and.. more

Marten's Sidegill Slug - Sea Slugs---Sidegill Slugs

Also known as Berthella Sea Slug, Marten's Berthella, Marten's Sidegill, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas over coral and rocky reefs. They feed exclusively.. more

Masked Bannerfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Bannerfish, Coralfish, Horned Coachman, Masked Coachman, Pennant Coralfish, Pennantfish, Three-banded Bullfish, Unicorn Pennant Coralfish. Found singly, pairs or small schools hovering close to tabular corals.. more

Masked Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Addis Butterflyfish, Bluecheek Butterflyfish, Blue-cheeked Butterflyfish, Bluemask Butterflyfish, Coralfish, Golden Butterflyfish, Golden-masked Butterflyfish, Golden Semilarvatus Butterflyfish, Red-lined Butterflyfish, Red Sea Butterflyfish, Red Sea Golden.. more

Masked Goby - Gobies

Also known as Caribbean Reef Goby, Gudgeon, Reef Goby, Striped Goby. Found in schools close to columns and heads of live corals hovering above bottoms of caves and.. more

Masked Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Chestnut Grouper, Cod, Hind, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcod, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trout, White-edged Grouper,.. more

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

Also known as Chestnut Grouper, Cod, Hind, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcod, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trout, White-edged Grouper,.. more

Masked Julie - Cichlids

Also known as Dwarf Cichlid, Julie, Masked Cichlid, Tanganyikan Cichlid. Found singly and territorial around rocky areas of the lake. They feed on crustaceans, insect larvae, and molluscs. Length -.. more

Masked Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Masked Dogfish, Masked Pufferfish, Masked Pussy Pufferfish, Panda Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Red Sea Pufferfish. Found singly or in schools over fringing reefs rich in coral growth. They.. more

Masked Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Blue-lined Rabbitfish, Blue-lined Spinefoot, Decorator Rabbitfish, Decorator Spinefoot, Maiden Spinefoot, Masked Spinefoot, Spinefoot. Found in pairs or large schools close to Acropora coral branches over.. more

Mauritius Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Devilfish, Mauritius Stingfish, Spineblotch Scorpionfish, Spineblotch Stingfish, Stingfish. Found singly and secretive, well camouflaged over shallow, exposed surge zones of reef flats and lagoon reefs. They.. more

Mayaheros Hybrid - Cichlids

Also known as Hybrids. Found in the aquarium trade as hybrids. They feed on small fish and invertebrates. Length - ?cm Depth - ?m Widespread Aquarium Trade These fish brood their eggs in.. more

Meagre - Drums-Croakers

Also known as Atlantic Shadefish, Brown Meagre, Croaker, Jewfish, Salmon Bass, Shadefish, Southern Meagre, Stone Bass. Found singly or in schools pursuing schools of fish over inshore and.. more

Meandering Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Coral, Brocolli Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Colonial Coral, Colonial Stony Coral, Cotton Candy Pocillopora Coral, Rasp Coral. Found in colonies on exposed shallow reef fronts.. more

Mediterranean Cardinalfish - Cardinalfishes

Also know as King of the Mullets. Found singly or in large schools sheltering during the day in caves and under ledges, out at night foraging for food.. more

Mediterranean Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Mediterranean Damselfish, Puller, Reef Chromis. Found in small schools hovering midwater over rocky areas and seagrass meadows. They feed on fish and zooplankton. Length - 25cm Depth -.. more

Mediterranean Chromis (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Mediterranean Damselfish, Puller, Reef Chromis. Found in small schools hovering midwater over rocky areas and seagrass meadows. They feed on fish and zooplankton. Length - 25cm Depth -.. more

Mediterranean Dealfish (Juvenile) - Velifers-Tube-eyes-Ribbonfishes---Ribbonfishes

Also known as Dealfish, Oarfish, Peregrine Dealfish, Peregrine Ribbonfish. Found swimming with its head pointing upwards in very deep waters off-shore. They feed midwater on crustaceans, fish and squid. Juveniles.. more

Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as African Rainbow Wrasse, Mediterranean Rainbowfish, Rainbow Wrasse, Sand-reef Wrasse. Found singly or in schools over eelgrass and rocky areas of lagoons, coral and rocky reefs... more

Mediterranean Sand Smelt - Silversides

Also known as Baitfish, Greyback, Sand Smelt, Smelt, Southern Sand Smelt. Found in schools usually near the surface of clear shallow sandy bays estuaries, lagoons and shorelines. They feed.. more

Meggitt's goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeon, Meggitt's Frillgoby, Reef Goby. Found darting around in rock-pools and shallow areas of rocky coastal areas. They feed on benthic invertebrates. Length - 6cm Depth - 0-10m Widespread.. more

Melibe Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Fimbriate Melibe, Green Melibe, Horrid Melibe, Melibe Sea Slug, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs... more

Membraneous Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Bowl Coral, Colonial Coral, Colonial Stony Coral, Cup Coral, Disc Coral, Lettuce Coral, Pagoda Cup Coral, Scroll Coral, Turbinate Coral, Vase Coral. Found in colonies.. more

Mendosa Crab - Crabs---False Spider Crabs

Also known as Brachyura Crab, Spider Crab. Found over mud and sandy substrates of coral and rocky reefs rich in algae growth. They feed on both animal and plant.. more

Mental Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Maori Wrasse, Thicklip Wrasse. Found singly close to coral heads over fringing reefs. They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates. They can change colour to match.. more

Merten's Carpet Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Carpet Anemone, Hexacoral, Merten's Carpet Sea Anemone, Merton's Sea Anemone, Spotted-base Carpet Anemone. Found over coral and rocky substrates of coral and rocky reefs playing.. more

Messmate Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Bloodspot Pipefish, Dragonface Pipefish, Dragon-faced Pipefish, Reef Pipefish, Reeftop Pipefish, South Pacific Pipefish, Tongan Dragonface Pipefish, Yellowstreaked Pipefish. Found singly, pairs or in small groups.. more

Messmate Pipefish - Pipefishes-Seahorses

Also known as Australian Banded Pipe, Australian Messmate Pipefish, Banded Messmate Pipefish, Banded Pipefish, Scribbled Pipefish, Waite's Pipefish. Found in pairs or small schools over coral, rubble and.. more

Mexican Blue-eye - Rivulines-Killifishes-Live Bearers

Also known as Blue-eyed Livebearer. Found in schools over clear fast flowing waters of brooks, rivers and streams. They feed on invertebrates. Length - 4.8cm Depth - ?m North America - Mexico A.. more

Mexican Hogfish - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfish, Pacific Hogfish, Streamer Hogfish. Found singly or in schools during the day over mixed vegetated and sandy bottoms of coral and rocky reefs rich.. more

Mexican Hogfish (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfish, Pacific Hogfish, Streamer Hogfish. Found singly or in schools during the day over mixed vegetated and sandy bottoms of coral and rocky reefs rich.. more

Mexican Mojarra - Cichlids

Also known as Atomic Sunfish, False Red Terror, Mojarra Castarrica, Mayan Cichlid, Orange Tiger, Red Terror. Found in schools both fresh and saltwater habitats over shallow coastal lagoons,.. more

Meyer's Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Maypole Butterflyfish, Meyeri Butterflyfish, Meyer's Butterfly, Meyer's Coralfish, Scrawl Butterflyfish, Scrawled Butterflyfish. Found singly or in pairs over clear lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Midas Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Gold Midas Blenny, Golden Blenny, Golden Midas Blenny, Lyretail Blenny, Lyretail Combtooth, Lyretail Combtooth Blenny, Midas Coral Blenny, Midas Midas, Persian Blenny,.. more

Midas Cichlid - Cichlids

Also known as Bumphead Cichlid, Flower Horn Cichlid, Flower Horn Midas Cichlid, Red Devil, Red Devil Cichlid. Found in box cut canals with rocky vertical sides and lakes.. more

Midnight Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Black Cup Coral, Black Sun Coral, Black Turret Coral, Cup Coral, Daisy Coral, Flower Coral, Green Cup Coral, Sun Coral, Tubastraea Tube Coral, Tube.. more

Midnight Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Black-and-White Seaperch, Black-and-White Snapper, Midnight Seaperch, Newspaperfish, Seaperch. Found singly or in loose schools over reef channels, slopes and walls of lagoons and coral.. more

Midnight Snapper (Juvenile) - Snappers

Also known as Black-and-White Seaperch, Black-and-White Snapper, Midnight Seaperch, Newspaperfish, Seaperch. Found singly or in loose schools over reef channels, slopes and walls of lagoons and coral.. more

Miles Mantis Shrimp - Mantis Shrimps

Also known as Martial Mantis Shrimp, Miles Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Praying Mantis, Praying Mantis Shrimp, Spearing Mantis Shrimp, Squillid Mantis Shrimp, Yellow Mantis Shrimp. Found singly in burrows.. more

Milkfish - Milkfish

Also known as Bangos, Bony Salmon, Chanos, Giant Herring, Moreton Bay Salmon, Salmon Herring, White Mullet. Found in small to large schools over well developed reef areas of.. more

Milkspotted Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Blowfish, Gangetic Blowfish, Gangetic Pufferfish, Marbled Pufferfish, Marbled Toad, Marbled Toadfish, Marbled Toado, Milkspot Toadfish, Milk-spotted Pufferfish, Milk-spotted Toadfish, Pufferfish, Swelltoad, Tidal Pufferfish, Toadfish. Found.. more

Miller's Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Miller's Damselfish. Found singly, pairs or in loose schools over dead coral, rubble and weedy areas of shallow inshore reefs. They feed on algae and zooplankton Length.. more

Miller's Nembrotha - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs over rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on asidians. Length - 10cm Depth - ?m Widespread.. more

Millet Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfish, Crochet Butterflyfish, Lemon Butterfly, Lemon Butterflyfish, Milletseed Butterflyfish. Found in pairs or schools over shallow reef flats and seamounts. They feed in midwater on.. more

Mimic Blenny - Blennies---Labrisomids

Also known as Scaly Blenny. Found singly resting on Pectoral and Dorsal Fins blending in with the background over rock and rubble shores rich with algal mats and.. more

Mimic Filefish - Puffers-Filefish---Filefishes

Also known as Blacksaddle Filefish, Blacksaddle Leatherjacket, Blacksaddle Mimic, Blacksaddle Mimic Filefish, Blacksaddle Toby Mimic, Black-saddled Filefish, Black-saddled Leatherjacket, False Puffer, Hooked Filefish, Leatherjacket, Mimic Leatherjacket, Saddled.. more

Mimic Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Indian Mimic Goatfish, Yellowfin Goatfish. Found in mixed schools foraging for food over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on small fish and benthic invertebrates. They mimic.. more

Mimic Octopus - Octopuses

Also known as Indonesian Mimic Octopus, Indonesian Mime Octopus, Mime Octopus. Found singly on sandy bottoms often in holes vacated by other critters over coral and rocky reefs. They.. more

Mimic Sole (Juvenile) - Flatfishes---Soles

Also known as Flatfish, Flatfish Sole, Mimic Flatfish, Spotted Sole, White-blotched Sole, Tongue-fish. Found singly partially buried in or on the sandy areas in shallow protected lagoons and.. more

Mimic Surgeonfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Black-barred Surgeonfish, Black-barred Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Chocolate Tang, Doctorfish, Lancetfish, Lemonpeel Surgeonfish, Lemonpeel Tang, Mimic Tang, Orange-gilled Surgeonfish, Orange-gilled Tang, Pacific Mimic Surgeon, Pacific.. more

Mimic Surgeonfish (Juvenile) - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Black-barred Surgeonfish, Black-barred Tang, Chocolate Surgeonfish, Chocolate Tang, Doctorfish, Lancetfish, Lemonpeel Surgeonfish, Lemonpeel Tang, Mimic Tang, Orange-gilled Surgeonfish, Orange-gilled Tang, Pacific Mimic Surgeon, Pacific.. more

Mini Carpet Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Actinarian, Adhesive Sea Anemone, Carpet Sea Anemone, Hexacoral, Mini Carpet, Miniature Carpet Anemone, Pizza Anemone, Tiny Carpet Anemone. Found singly over mixed rubble and sand.. more

Miniature Melo - Sea Slugs---Bubble Snails

Also known as Bubble Shell, Headshield Slug, Polka-dot Bubble Shell, Sea Snail, Wavy bubble Shell, Wavy Bubble Snail, Wavy-lined Bubble Shell. Found singly or in pairs over soft.. more

Minke Whale - Whales---Baleen Whales

Also known as Bag Whale, Bay Whale, Common Minke Whale, Davidson's Whale, Dwarf Minke Whale, Lesser Finback, Lesser Piked Whale, Lesser Rorqual, Little Finner, Little Piked Whale,.. more

Minor Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Banana Nudibranch, Banana Sea Slug, Banana Slug, Minor Neon Nudibranch, Minor Neon Slug, Minor Notodoris, Neon Nudibranch, Neon Sea Slug, Neon Slug, Nudibranch, Pineapple.. more

Miry's Demoiselle - Damselfishes

Also known as Lyretail Damselfish, Miry's Damsel, Miry's Damselfish. Found in loose schools over inshore coral reefs. They feed on algae, fish eggs and zooplankton. Length - 11cm Depth - 1-25m Western.. more

Misty Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Big-eyed Grouper, Black Grouper, Cod, Convict Grouper, Eightbar Grouper, Hind, Moustache Grouper, Rockcod, Trout. Found singly usually in deep waters. They feed on crustaceans, small fish.. more

Moebii Sea Slug - Sea Slugs---Sapsucking Slugs

Also known as Sacoglossan, Sacoglossan Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sand over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on algae. Length - 1.7m Depth - ? Widespread.. more

Mole Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Creeping Stone Slug, Feather Coral, Fungiid Coral, Joker's Boomerang Coral, Mole Mushroom Coral, Mushroom Coral, Oker's Boomerang Coral, Plate Coral, Slipper Coral, Slipper Mushroom.. more

Molle Didemnum - Ascidians

Also known as Barrel-shaped Tunicate, Colonial Ascidian, Colony Sea Squirt, Compound Ascidian, Golden Sea Squirt, Green Barrel Sea Squirt, Green Reef Sea Squirt, Green Tunicate, Green Urn.. more

Molly Miller - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Molly Miller Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny. Found singly or in pairs hiding in empty Strombus gigas shells, algae and holes in the.. more

Moluccan Cardinalfish - Cardinalfishes

Also known as Whitesaddle Cardinalfish, White-saddled Cardinalfish, Yelloweye Cardinalfish. Found in pairs or schools during the day sheltering close to corals, dispersing at night to hunt for food.. more

Moluccan Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Black-edged Sweeper, Black-tipped Bullseye, Bullseye, Green-back Bullseye, Hatchet Fish, Molucca Sweeper. Found in schools during the day sheltering in caves, under ledges, harbours and in.. more

Monarch Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Monarch Damselfish. Found singly or in pairs around live coral thickets interspersed with open sand and dead corals over lagoon reefs. They feed on filamentous algae.. more

Monarch Damsel (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Monarch Damselfish. Found singly or in pairs around live coral thickets interspersed with open sand and dead corals over lagoon reefs. They feed on filamentous algae.. more

Monkey River Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Carid Shrimp, Freshwater Prawn, Freshwater Shrimp, Giant Jungle Prawn, Jungle Prawn, Monkey River Prawn, Tahitian Prawn. Found in flowing creeks and rivers near sea level. They.. more

Monkfish - Anglerfishes---Goosefishes

Also known as Angler, Fishing Frog, Frogfish, Great Plucker, Monk, Sea Devil, Walking Fish. Found singly, in deep waters, half buried on mud and sandy bottoms wiggling its.. more

Monogram Monocle Bream - Threadfin Breams-Whiptail Breams

Also known as Barred-face Spinecheek, Coral Bream, Lattice Monocle Bream, Lattice Spinecheek, Monocle Bream, Monogram Spinecheek, Monogrammed Monocle Bream, Rainbow Bream, Rainbow Monocle Bream, Regal Coral Bream,.. more

Monrovia Doctorfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Atlantic Achilles Surgeonfish, Atlantic Achilles Tang, Doctorfish, Lancetfish, Monrovia Surgeonfish, Monrovia Tang, Thorntail, Thorntail Fish, West African Tang. Found singly or in schools over coral.. more

Monster Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Fan Shrimpgoby, Gudgeon, Mottled Shrimpgoby, Prawn Goby, Shrimp Goby, Tomiyama's Shrimpgoby, Watchman Goby. Found singly or in pairs sharing their burrow with the blotched snapping.. more

Monticulosa Staghorn Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Blue-tipped Staghorn Coral, Branching Coral, Branching Staghorn Coral, Staghorn Coral. Found in shallow water exposed to strong wave action over coral and rocky reefs. Isolated.. more

Moon Jellyfish - Jellyfish

Also known as Common Jelly, Common Jellyfish, Moon Jelly, Saucer Jelly, Saucer Jellyfish, Sea Jelly, White Jellyfish. Found all over the world sometimes in huge numbers in.. more

Moonface Euselenops - Sea Slugs---Sidegill Slugs

Also known as Lunar Nudibranch, Lunar Sea Slug, Moonface Nudibranch, Moonface Sea Slug, Moon-faced Euselenops, Moon-faced Nudibranch, Moon-faced Sea Slug, Moon-headed Side-gilled Slug, Moonlight Nudibranch, Moonlight Sea.. more

Moonlight Gourami - Gouramies

Also known as Golden Blue Gourami, Golden Gourami, Moon Gourami, Moonbeam Gourami, Pearl Gourami. Found close to vegetation in sluggish standing waters of ponds and swamps. They feed on.. more

Moorish Idol - Moorish idol

Also known as Crowned Scythe. Found singly, pairs or large schools in murky waters over coral and rocky areas of reef flats, lagoons and seaward reefs. They feed.. more

Morgan's Hermit Crab - Crabs---Hermit Crabs

Also known as Anomura Crab, Left-handed Hermit Crab. Found both day and night over intertidal zones of exposed rocky shorelines. They feed on fish, invertebrates and each other! Length -.. more

Morrison's Dragonet - Dragonets

Also known as - No other name Found singly, pairs or in small schools amongst algae covered rocks of coral and seaward reefs. They feed on benthic invertebrates and.. more

Mosaic Boxer Crab - Crabs---Round Crabs

Also known as Boxer Crab, Brachyura Crab, Mosaic Anemone-crab, Pom Pom Boxer Crab, Pom-Pom Crab, Reef Crab, True Crab. Found on coral and rocky reefs moving slowly along.. more

Mosaic Pleurobranch - Sea Slugs---Sidegill Slugs

Also known as Notoaspidean Sea Slug, Nudibranch, Pleurobranch Sea Slug, Side-gilled Sea Slug, Speckled Pleurobranchus. Found singly or in pairs over living corals and in seagrass beds of.. more

Moses Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Fingermark Bream, John's Snapper, Moses Perch, Moses Sea Perch, Onespot Snapper, Red Bream, Russell's Onespot Snapper, Russell's Sea Perch, Russell's Snapper, Sea Bream, Spotted-scale.. more

Mottled Flounder - Flatfishes---Lefteye Flounders

Also known as Maculated Flounder, Tropical Flounder. Found singly during the day over soft and hard bottoms, moving out in the open at night hunting for food over.. more

Mottled Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Comb Grouper, Hind, Marbled Rockfish, Rockcod, Rockfish, Trout. Found over rock and sandy bottoms sometimes close to mangrove lined lagoons and in deeper waters. They.. more

Mottled Jawfish - Jawfishes

Also know as - No other name. Found singly with just the head showing in coral and shell fragment lined vertical burrows on rubble and sand areas of.. more

Mottled Sculpin - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Sculpins

Also known as Beard's Sculpin, Blob, Bullhead, Columbia Sculpin, Freshwater Sculpin, Gudgeon, Miller's Thumb, Muddler, Rocky Mountain Sculpin, Sea Raven, Speckled Sculpin. Found singly over gravel and rubble.. more

Moustache Jawfish - Jawfishes

Also known as Blackcap Jawfish, Sailfin Jawfish. Found singly with just the head showing in rock lined burrows over rubble and sand bottoms close to reefs. They feed mainly.. more

Moyer's Dragonet - Dragonets

Also known as Dragonette, Mandarinfish, Ruby Red Dragonet, Scooter Dragonet. Found singly or in harems resting and blending in with their surroundings over coral, rocks and sandy bottoms.. more

Mozambique Scorpionfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Scorpionfishes-Rockfishes

Also known as Firefish, Golden Scorpionfish, Stingfish. Found singly or in pairs during the day well camouflaged hiding in crevices and rocks over mixed rubble and sandy areas.. more

Mozambique Tilapia - Cichlids

Also known as African Mouthbrooder, African Perch, Blue Bream, Blue Tilapia, Common Tilapia, Hawaiian Perch, Hawaiian Sunfish, Japanese Fish, Java Fish, Java Tilapia, Kurper Bream, Largemouth Kurper,.. more

Much-desired Flabellina - Sea Slugs

Also known as Aeolid Nudibranch, Aeolus, Desirable Flabellina, Desirable Nudibranch, Expat Flabellina, Flabellina Nudibranch, Flabellina Sea Slug, Nudibranch, Sonic-the-Hedgehog Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and.. more

Mud Sillago - Smelt-whitings

Also known as Mud Whiting, Sand Borer, Sand-smelt, Whiting. Found in schools in muddy or sandy depressions of silty inshore waters, moving along estuaries, mangroves, sandbars, and sandflats.. more

Mud Spiny Lobster - Lobsters---Spiny Lobsters

Also known as Banded Spiny Lobster, Long-whiskered Rock Lobster, Mud Rock Lobster, Mud Spiny Crawfish, Rock Lobster, Slipper Lobster. Found singly or in small squads during the day.. more

Mud Walkman - Sea Snails

Also known as Black-spined Murex, Caltrop Murex, Murex Shell, Murex Seashell, Murex Snail, Rare-spine Murex, Skeleton Shell, Triple-spined Murex, Venus Comb. Found in shallow muddy areas among corals.. more

Muddy Shore Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Hexacoral, Mcmurrich's Anemone, Swimming Anemone, Swimming Sea Anemone. Found singly or in large groups (can be seasonal) often in seagrass beds, clinging to seaweeds, around.. more

Mudpuppy - Salamander

Also known as Aquatic Waterdog, Common Mudpuppy, Waterdog. Found during the day under bank overhangs, debris and rocks, out at night foraging for food over the bottoms.. more

Muller's Sea Pansy - Sea Pens

Also known as Octocoral, Sea Pansy. Found singly or in colonies in shallow waters on soft sandy bottoms, attached by their stalks, if dislodged they will float free.. more

Mullet Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Pargo, Pargo Colorado, Pargo Lisa, Snapper Mullet. Found singly or in large schools over hard bottoms of inshore reefs. They feed on fish and invertebrates. Juveniles.. more

Multi-pustuled Mexichromis - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Mexichromis Nudibranch, Multituberculata Sea Slug, Nudibranch, Tuberculate Mexichromis Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky.. more

Multipore Sea Star - Sea stars

Also known as Asteroids, Comet Sea Star, Dalmation Linckia, Freckled Sea Star, Freckled Starfish, Linckia Sea Star, Linckia Starfish, Mottled Linckia, Multicolor Sea Star, Multi-coloured Linckia Sea.. more

Murrayensis Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Coral, Finger Coral, Pore Coral, Small Polyp Stony Coral. Found in colonies over clear shallow waters, on reef flats of coral and rocky reefs. They.. more

Mushroom Coral - Corallimorphs

Also known as Disc Anemone, Discosoma Mushroom, Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral, Elephant Ears, False Coral, Mushroom Anemone, Mushroom Corallimorph, Sea Anemone. Found on coral and rocky.. more

Mushroom Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Disk Coral, Fungiid Coral, Rainbow Short Tentacle Plate Coral, Short Tentacle Plate Coral, Solitary Coral. Found over reef slopes of lagoons and coastal reefs. They feed.. more

Mushroom Coral Ghost Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimp, Commensal Shrimp, Crown Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp, Mushroom Coral Shrimp, Partner Shrimp, Plate Coral Shrimp, Plumed Shrimp, Popcorn Anemone Shrimp, Popcorn.. more

Mushroom Coral Reticulidia - Sea Slugs

Also known as Abstract Reticulidia, Dorid Nudibranch, Nudibranch, Warty Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs. They feed on sponges. Length.. more

Mushroom Leather Coral - Soft Corals

Also known as Leather Coral, Leather Toadstool, Leather Umbrella. Found on coral and rocky reefs, long tentacles may be extended during the day and night especially when.. more

Mushroom Leather Coral - Soft Corals

Also known as Devils Hand Leather Coral, Golden Leather Coral, Leather Coral, Leather Umbrella Coral, Leather Toadstool Coral, Mushroom Coral, Toadstool Coral, Toadstool Leather Coral. Found over slopes.. more

Muskellunge - Pikes-Mudminnows---Pikes

Also known as Allegheny River Pike, Barred Muskie, Great Pike, Lunge, Mascalonge, Muskie, Ohio Muskie, Tiger, Tiger Musky, White Pickerel, White Pike, Wisconsin Muskie. Found singly or in.. more

Mutton Hamlet - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cod, Coney, Hamlet, Hind, Mossyfish, Mossy Grouper, Mutton Hamlet, Pacific Mutton Hamlet, Red Nigger Hamlet, Rock Bass, Rockcod, Small Grouper, Trout. Found singly during the.. more

Mutton Snapper - Snappers

Also known as King Snapper, Mutton Fish, Pargo, Red Snapper, Virgin Snapper. Found singly or in small schools drifting during the day over sandy areas and seagrass beds.. more

Mystery Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blenny, Reef Blenny, Rock Blenny, Surprise Blenny. Found singly in very shallow waters over rocky areas of coastal shores. They feed on algae and benthic.. more

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