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, Trevallies. Found in fast moving schools along shallow reef.. more

Madagascan Rainbowfish - Madagascar Rainbowfishes

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

Madagascar Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Chevron Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, 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 Gudgeons, Reef Gobies, Rock Goby. Found singly, pairs or small schools over shallow waters in rock pools and over intertidal zones. They feed on crustaceans, fish.. more

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

Also known as Madeira Scorpionfish. Found in shallow coastal waters on and under rocky areas of the reef. They feed on small fish and swimming invertebrates. Length - 14cm Depth -.. more

Mado - Sea Chubs

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

Madrella Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. 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 Small-mouthed Wrasses, Labouti Fairy Wrasse, Labouti's Wrasse, Labout's Fairy Wrasse, Laboute's Wrasse and Northern Purple Wrasse. Found singly or in small groups over rubble bottoms.. more

Magnifa Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

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

Magnificent Anemone Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Anemone Cleaner Shrimp, Anemone Shrimp, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Commensal Shrimps, 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 Worms, Feather Dusters, Feather Tube Worms, Giant Fan Worm, Magnificent Fan Worm, Magnificent Feather Duster Worm, Marine Worms, Rock Worms, Segmented.. more

Magnificent Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Andaman Foxface, Magnificent Foxface, Redfin Foxface, Spinefoots. 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, Hexacorals, 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 in 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 drifting in the shade of large corals heads and gorgonians during the day dispersing at.. more

Mahsena Emperor - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Sky Emperor, Cutthroat Emperor, Pigface Bream, White-spotted Pigface Bream, Yellow Emperor and Yellow-tailed Emperor. Found singly in lagoons, bays and seaward reefs over sand, rubble.. more

Mahsena Emperor (Juvenile) - Emperors-Scavengers

Also known as Sky Emperor, Cutthroat Emperor, Pigface Bream, White-spotted Pigface Bream, Yellow Emperor and Yellow-tailed Emperor. Found singly in lagoons, bays and seaward reefs over sand, rubble.. more

Malabar Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Sea Bass, Rockcods, Cods, Hinds, Trouts, Malabar Cod, Malabar Rockcod, Malabar Reef Cod, Morgans Cod, Blackspot Cod, Black-spotted Rockcod, Brown Spotted Grouper, Speckled Grouper,.. more

Malabar Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Malabar Red Snapper, Malabar Blood Snapper, Saddletail Snapper, Red snapper, Saddled-tailed Seaperch, Large-mouthed Seaperch, Scarlet Seperch, Red Bass, Red Bream and Red Emperor. Found singly.. 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. They feed on crustaceans, insects and invertebrates. Length -.. more

Malayan Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Puller, White-finned Puller, Yellowaxil Chromis. Found singly or in loose groups in clear water over coral rich areas of sheltered lagoons, fringing reef slopes, walls.. more

Maldives Damselfish - Damselfishes

Also known as Maldives Damsel, Pale Damselfish. Found singly or in small schools sheltering and nesting in the branches of Acropora corals over coral rich areas in shallow.. more

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Maldives Triplefin - Blennies---Triplefin Blennies

Also known as Threefin Blennies, Threefins, Triplefins. 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, Grubfishes, Maldivian Grubfish, Sandsmelts, Weevers. Found singly, pairs or small schools over rubble bottoms close to reefs. They feed on small invertebrates and fish. Length.. 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 Crabs, Watermelon Fiddler Crab. Found sometimes in their thousands on intertidal mangrove forests,.. more

Mangrove Goby - Gobies

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

Mangrove Horseshoe Crab - Horseshoe Crabs

Also known as - no other name. Found on sand and mud in mangrove areas of marine, brackish swampy waters. They feed on small fish, crabs and bivalves. Length -.. more

Mangrove Oyster Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

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

Mangrove Red Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Malabar Red Snapper, River Snapper, Silver Snapper, Silver-spotted Grey Snapper, Yellow Snapper, Red Bream, Red Reef Bream, Dog Bream, Creek Red Bream, Mangrove.. more

Manta Ray - Rays---Eagle-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, Mantas, 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 Nudibranchs, Dorid Nudibranch, Lined Chromodoris and Lined Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. Length - 5cm Depth.. more

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

Also known as Blowfishes, Multi-lined Pufferfish, Pufferfishes. Found singly over sandy bottoms of reefs. They feed on corals, sand dwelling invertebrates and mollusc's. Length - 43cm Depth - 2-40m Widespread Indo-Pacific The bodies.. more

Many-lined Sweetlips - Grunts

Also known as Many-banded Sweetlips, Manyline Sweetlips, Sweetlips. Found singly or in schools close to sheltered areas during the day, 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 Cods, Hinds, Maori Cod, Maori Grouper, Redspeckled Rockcod, Rockcods, Scribbled Rockcod, Trouts. Found over rocky areas of coral reefs. Length - 60cm Depth - 27-80m Western Pacific.. more

Maori Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Rainbowfishes, Australian Maori Wrasse, Butcher's Prick, Slippery Dick and Southern Maori Wrasse. Found singly or in groups over shallow exposed bays and estuaries to deep.. more

Map Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

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

Marble Goby - Sleepers

Also known as Gobies, Sleepers Gobies, Marble Gudgeon, Marbled Sand Goby, Marble Sleeper, Marbled Sleeper, Marbled Sleeper Goby, Sand Goby, Sleepy Goby and Soon Hock. Found in pairs.. more

Marbled Coral Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Leopard Coral Trout, Marbled Leopard Grouper, Mottled Coral Grouper and Mottled Coral Trout. Found singly or in small groups usually in shallow waters drifting.. more

Marbled Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Brown Marbled Grouper, Donkey Fish, Mutton Hamlet, Rockhind, Sicklefish Grouper. Found singly around deeper waters in caves, crevices and on deep ledges. They feed 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 both turbid waters if river channels and minor back waters and tributaries of the Amazon and Orinoco river Basins. They.. 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.. more

Marbled Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Crustaceans, Carid Shrimps, Marble Shrimps, Saron Shrimp, Marbled Shrimp, Common Marble Shrimp, Monkey Shrimp, Hump-backed Shrimp, Spiked Prawn and Cleaner Shrimp. Found nocturnally amongst coral.. more

Marbled Stargazer - Stargazers

Also known as Black-banded Stargazer, Pop-eye Fish, Pop-eyed Fish, Tube-nosed Stargazer. Found singly in silty, sandy lagoons and coastal waters, buried in the sand with just the mouth.. 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

Margarita Egg Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Allied Cowries, False Cowries Ovulids. 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, Coralfishes, 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 buried in sand during the day over shallow coastal lagoons and seaward reefs, out in the open at.. more

Margintail conger - Eels---Conger-Garden Eels

Also known as Baleares Conger, Balearic Conger. Found burrowed into soft sand or mud bottoms in shallower waters of the continental shelf. Length - 50cm Depth - 35-75m Widespread - Western.. more

Maricola Sea Slug - Sea Slugs

Also known as Maricola Nudibranch and Nudibranchs. Found on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. Length - 1.7cm Depth - 2-25m Widespread Indo-Pacific Opisthobranchia - Nudibranchs - Sea Slugs.. more

Maridadilus Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

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

Marionia sp.6 Nudibranch - Sea Slugs

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

Marmorate Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Amberfish, Brown Sandfish, Brown Stickyfish, Brown-spotted Sandfish, Chalkfish, Chalkyfish, Chalky Cucumber, Chalk Sea Cucumber, Chalky Sea Cucumber, Marbled Sea Cucumber, Tripang. Found singly often.. 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 Mudfishes. Found in freshwater and salt waters of grassy backwaters and brackish bays of coastal areas. They feed on small crustaceans, fishes, insects, mollusks, plants and.. more

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

Also known as Berthella Sea Slug, Marten's Berthella, Marten's Sidegill, Nudibranchs, Sidegill Slugs. Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas over coral and rocky reefs. Hugh.. more

Masked Bannerfish - Butterflyfishes

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

Masked Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Addis Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, Bluecheek Butterflyfish, Blue-cheeked Butterflyfish, Bluemask Butterflyfish, 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 Gobies, Gudgeons, Reef Gobies, 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, Cods, Hinds, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcods, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trouts, White-edged Grouper,.. more

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

Also known as Chestnut Grouper, Cods, Hinds, Masked Rockcod, Red-edged Cod, Red-edged Grouper, Red-edged Rockcod, Rockcods, Slenderspine Grouper, Slenderspine Rockcod, Thinspine Grouper, Thinspine Rockcod, Trouts, White-edged Grouper,.. more

Masked Julie - Cichlids

Also known as Dwarf Cichlids, Julies, Tanganyikan Cichlid. Found singly around rocky areas of the lake. They feed on crustaceans, insect larvae, and molluscs. Length - 7cm Depth - ? Africa -.. more

Masked Moray - Eels-Morays---Moray Eels

Also known as Bearded Moray, Blackcheek Moray. Found singly, pairs or with other critters, hiding in crevices and holes amongst debris, rock and rubble, reef walls and steep.. more

Masked Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Masked Dogfish, Masked Pufferfish, Masked Pussy Pufferfish, Panda Pufferfish, Pufferfishes, 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, Spinefoots. 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

Meandering Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Brocolli Coral, Cauliflower Coral, Colonial Corals, Colonial Stony Corals, 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 over mud and rocky bottoms in caves and under ledges, sheltering during the day. They feed.. more

Mediterranean Chromis - Damselfishes

Also known as Mediterranean Damselfish, Pullers, Reef Chromis. Also known as Mediterranean Damselfish, Pullers, Reef Chromis. Found in small schools hovering midwater over or close to rocky areas and.. more

Mediterranean Chromis (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Mediterranean Damselfish, Pullers, Reef Chromis. Found in small schools hovering midwater over or close to rocky areas and seagrass meadows They feed on benthic algae, bivalve.. 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.. more

Mediterranean Rainbow Wrasse - Wrasses

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

Mediterranean Sand Smelt - Silversides

Also known as Sand Smelts, Baitfish, Greybacks and Southern Sand Smelt. Found in schools usually near the surface of clear shallow sandy bays and shorelines. They feed on zooplankton. Length.. more

Meggitt's goby - Gobies

Also known as Gudgeons, Meggitt's Frillgoby, Reef Gobies. Found darting around in rock pools and shallow areas of rocky coastal areas. Length - 6cm Depth - 0-10m Widespread Indo-West Pacific Reef Gobies.. 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 on.. more

Mental Wrasse - Wrasses

Also known as Maori Wrasses, Thicklip Wrasses. 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, Hexacorals, Merten's Carpet Sea Anemone, Merton's Sea Anemone, Spotted-base Carpet Anemone. Found over coral and rock 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 Hogfishes, Streamer Hogfish and Pacific Hogfish. Found singly or in groups on coral and rocky reefs. They feed on hard shell invertebrates. Length - 75cm Depth - 5-70m Widespread.. more

Mexican Hogfish (Juvenile) - Wrasses

Also known as Hogfishes, Streamer Hogfish and Pacific Hogfish. Found singly or in groups on coral and rocky reefs. They feed on hard shell invertebrates. Length - 75cm Depth - 5-70m Widespread.. more

Mexican Mojarra - Cichlids

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

Meyer's Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, 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 Blennies, 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 Corals, 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 lagoons, reef channels, reef slopes and walls rich in.. 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 lagoons, reef channels, reef slopes and walls rich in.. 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 Shrimps, 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 shallow coastal bays, estuaries, rivers.. more

Milkspotted Puffer - Puffers-Filefishes---Puffers

Also known as Pufferfish, Milk-spotted Pufferfish, Milkspot Toadfish, Milk-spotted Toadfish, Marbled Pufferfish and Marbled Toadfish. Found singly, or in schools along edges of coastal waters, lagoons, estuaries over.. 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 Nudibranchs and Dorid Nudibranch. Found singly or in pairs on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand and rubble areas. They feed on asidians. Length - 10cm Depth -.. more

Millet Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, 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 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, Leatherjackets, Mimic Leatherjacket, Saddled.. more

Mimic Goatfish - Goatfishes

Also known as Indian Mimic Goatfish, Yellowfin Goatfish. Found foraging for food over coral and rocky reefs. They feed on crustaceans, smaller fish and invertebrates. They mimic the Bluestripe Snapper.. more

Mimic Octopus - Octopuses

Also known as Indonesian Mime Octopus, Indonesian Mimic 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 and Tongue-fish. This highly compressed fish is found in shallow protected sandy areas of lagoons and.. more

Mimic Surgeonfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

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

Mini Carpet Anemone - Sea Anemones

Also known as Actinarians, Adhesive Sea Anemone, Carpet Sea Anemone, Hexacorals, Mini Carpets, 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 Shells, 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 Dwarf Minke Whale, Northern Minke Whale and Common Minke Whale. Found in open waters and inshore coastal waters of oceans across the world usually in.. 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, Nudibranchs, 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, Cods, Convict Grouper, Eightbar Grouper, Hinds, Moustache Grouper, Rockcods, Trouts. Found singly usually in deep waters. They feed on crustaceans, small fish.. more

Moebii Sea Slug - Sea Slugs---Sapsucking Slugs

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

Mole Coral - Stony Corals

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

Molle Didemnum - Ascidians

Also known as Barrel-shaped Tunicate, Colonial Ascidians, Colony Sea Squirt, Compound Ascidians, 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 Blennies, Molly Miller Blenny, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies. 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 sheltering close to corals during the day, dispersing at night to hunt for food.. more

Moluccan Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Bullseyes, Hatchet Fishes, Molucca Sweeper, Green-back Bullseye, Black-tipped Bullseyes, Black-edged Sweeper. This is the largest Sweeper. Found in schools on sheltered rocky and coral reefs, under.. more

Monarch Damsel - Damselfishes

Also known as Monarch Damselfish. Found singly or in loose schools close to live branching corals over open sandy areas with dead corals in shallow lagoon reefs. They feed.. more

Monarch Damsel (Juvenile) - Damselfishes

Also known as Monarch Damselfish. Found singly or in loose schools close to live branching corals over open sandy areas with dead corals in shallow lagoon reefs. They feed.. more

Monkey River Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Macrobrachium lar, Carid Shrimps, Freshwater Shrimps, Freshwater Prawns, Giant Jungle Prawn, Jungle Prawn, Monkey River Prawn and Tahitian Prawn. Found in flowing rivers and creeks.. 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 Surgeonfish - Surgeonfishes-Tangs-Unicornfishes

Also known as Doctorfishes, Lancetfishes, Tangs, Thorntails, Thorntail Fish, Monrovia Doctorfish, Atlantic Achilles Surgeonfish, Atlantic Achilles Tang, Monrovia Tang and West African Tang. Found singly or in.. more

Monster Shrimpgoby - Gobies

Also known as Fan Shrimpgoby, Gudgeons, Mottled Shrimpgoby, Prawn Gobies, Shrimp Gobies, Tomiyama's Shrimpgoby, Watchman Gobies. 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 Corals, Branching Staghorn Coral, Staghorn Corals. Found in shallow water exposed to strong wave action over coral and rocky reefs. Isolated small.. more

Moon Jellyfish - Jellyfish

Also known as Common Jelly, Common Jellyfish, Moon Jelly, Saucer Jelly, Saucer Jellyfish, Sea Jellies, 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 Crustaceans, Anomura Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Left-handed Hermit Crabs. Found both day and night in lagoons on sea grass beds, over sand and rubble areas. They.. more

Morrison's Dragonet - Dragonets

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

Mosaic Boxer Crab - Crabs---Round Crabs

Also known as Crustaceans, Brachyura Crabs, True Crabs, Reef Crabs, Round Crabs, Boxer Crab, Pom-Pom Crab, Pom Pom Boxer Crab, Mosaic Anemone-crab. Found on coral and rocky.. more

Mosaic Pleurobranch - Sea Slugs---Sidegill Slugs

Also known as Nudibranchs, Sidegill Slugs, Pleurobranch Sea Slug, Side-gilled Sea Slug and Notoaspidean Sea Slug. Found singly or in pairs in shallow protected waters close to exposed.. more

Moses Snapper - Snappers

Also known as Moses Perch and Russell's Snapper. Found singly or in groups over rocky areas of inshore and offshore coral reefs. They feed on small fish and crustaceans. Length.. more

Mottled Grouper - Sea Basses-Groupers-Fairy Basslets

Also known as Cods, Comb Grouper, Hinds, Marbled Rockfish, Rockcods, Rockfish, Trouts. Found over rock and sandy bottoms sometimes close to mangrove lagoons and in very deep 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's 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 Dragonets. Found singly or in harems resting and blending in, on coral, rocks and sandy bottoms close to large.. more

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

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

Mozambique Tilapia - Cichlids

Also known as African Perch, Blue Bream, Blue Tilapia, Common Tilapia, Hawaiian Perch, Hawaiian Sunfish, Java Tilapia, Largemouth Tilapia, Mozambique Cichlid, Mozambique Mouthbrooder, Redfin Tilapia, Tilapia, Tilapiine.. more

Much-desired Flabellina - Sea Slugs

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

Mud Sillago - Smelt-whitings

Also known as Whitings, Sand-smelts, Sand Borers and Mud Whiting. Found in schools in muddy or sandy depressions of inshore waters, moving along sand flats, sandbars, estuaries and.. more

Mud Spiny Lobster - Lobsters---Spiny Lobsters

Also known as Long-whiskered Rock Lobster, Mud Spiny Crawfish. Found singly or in small groups over shallow muddy bottoms around mouths of rivers, rocky reefs and seagrass beds.. more

Mud Walkman - Sea Snails

Also known as Black-spined Murex, Caltrop Murex, Murex Shells, 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 Hexacorals, 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 Waterdogs, Common Mudpuppy, Waterdogs. Found over the bottoms of lakes, ponds, rivers, streams and wetlands often under bank overhangs, debris and rocks during the.. 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, Nudibranchs, 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 Star,.. more

Murrayensis Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Finger Corals, Pore Corals, Small Poly Stony Coral. Found in colonies clear shallow waters, over on reef flats. Colours vary from cream and brown.. more

Mushroom Coral - Corallimorphs

Also known as Disc Anemone, Mushroom Corallimorphs, Discosoma Mushroom, Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral, Elephant Ears, False Corals, Mushroom Anemone, Sea Anemone. Found on coral and.. 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 Shrimps, Commensal Shrimps, Crown Shrimp, Ghost Shrimp, Heliofungia Shrimp, Mushroom Coral Shrimp, Partner Shrimp, Plate Coral Shrimp, Plumed Shrimp, Popcorn Anemone.. more

Mushroom Coral Reticulidia - Sea Slugs

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

Mushroom Leather Coral - Soft Corals

Also known as Leather Corals, 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 Corals, 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 Cods, Coney, Hamlets, Hinds, Mossyfish, Mutton Hamlet, Pacific Mutton Hamlet, Red Nigger Hamlet, Rock Bass, Rockcods, Small Grouper, Trouts. Found singly hiding in crevices or.. more

Mutton Snapper - Snappers

Also known as King Snapper, Mutton Fish, Red Snapper, Virgin Snapper. Found singly or in small schools over sandy areas and seagrass beds of clear water reefs around.. more

Mystery Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, 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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