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Our A-Z contains a list of all fish/sea creatures that are stored on the site. All listings are by common names and not scientific names.

Vachelli's Glass Perchlet - Asiatic Glassfishes

Also known as Common Glassfishes, Glassfishes, Glassies, Perchlets, Telkara Glass Perchlet, Telkara Perchlet, Vachell's Glassfish, Vachelli's Glassfish. Found in schools over most substrates in both still and fast.. more

Vagabond Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Coralfishes, Crisscross Butterflyfish, Vagabond Butterfly, Vagabond Coralfish, Vagabond's Butterflyfish. Found in pairs in both fresh and murky waters of reef flats, lagoons and seaward reefs.. more

Vagabond Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Boring Sponge, Calcifying Sponge, Chocolate Sponge, Chocolate Volcano Sponge, Marine Sponges, Siliceous Sponges, Vagabond Boring Sponge. Found on coral and rocky reef tops burrowing into.. more

Vanikoro Sweeper - Sweepers

Also known as Black-tipped Bullseyes, Bullseyes, Greenback Bullseye, Hatchet Fishes, Red Sea Immigrant Sweeper. Found in schools in caves, under ledges around harbours and.. more

Variable Bushy Feather Star - Feather Stars

Also known as Comasteroid Crinoid, Crinoid Feather Star, Crinoids, Feather Star Criniod, Feather Starfish, Sea Lilies, Storked Sea Lilies. Found singly or in groups over shallow water in.. more

Variable Chelidonura - Sea Slugs---Head Shield Slugs

Also known as Blue Doris, Blue-lined Sandflat Slug, Blue-lined Slug, Blue Velvet Headshield Slug, Blue Velvet Slug, Blue Velvet Sea Slug, Hammerhead Slug, Hammerhead Sea Slug, Tailed.. more

Variable Fangblenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Fang Blennies, Sabretooth Blennies, Sabre-toothed Blennies, Sabre-toothed Petroscirtes, Variable Blenny, Variable Sabertooth, Variable Sabretooth Blenny, Viper Blenny. Found singly over seagrass beds and under weed.. more

Variable Jawfish - Jawfishes

Also known as Variegated Jawfish. Found singly with just the head showing in rock lined burrows on sand and rubble areas. They feed mainly on benthic crustaceans, invertebrates.. more

Variable Thorny Oyster - Bivalves

Also known as Bivalves, Chrysanthemum Shells, Giant Variable Thorny Oyster, Molluscs, Orange-mouth Thorny Oyster, Oysters, Varian Thorny Oyster. Found over intertidal areas attached to dead corals. They feed on.. more

Variable Volute - Sea Snails

Also known as Bat Volute, Bat Volute Sea Shell, Bat Volute Shell, Brown Volutidae, Cone Shell, Philippine Bat Volute, Volutes, Volute Shells. Found in silty waters over mud.. more

Variable-lined Fusilier - Fusiliers

Also known as Manylined Fusilier, Thin-lined Fusilier, Yellow and Blue-striped Fusilier, Yellowstriped Fusilier. Found in schools over coral reefs in deep lagoons and seaward reefs. They feed on zooplankton. Varies.. more

Varicose Phyllidia - Sea Slugs

Also known as Dorid Nudibranch, Fried Egg Nudibranch, Fried Egg Sea Slug, Nudibranchs, Scrambled Egg Nudibranch, Scrambled Egg Sea Slug, Swollen Phyllidia, Varicose Nudibranch, Varicose Sea Slug,.. more

Variegated Sea Cucumber - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Curry Fish, Many-coloured Sea Cucumber, Sand Fish,Tripang. Found in mud, rubble, sand and seagrass beds over shallow waters of coastal lagoons and seawards reefs rich.. more

Varium Sea Urchin - Sea Urchins

Also known as Electric Sea Urchin, Fire Urchins, Toxic Fire Sea Urchin, Toxic Sea Urchin. Found singly or in groups over sand and rubble bottoms of coral and.. more

Vatani Rohtee - Carps---Minnows-Carps

Also known as India Rohtee. Found in schools in reservoirs and fast flowing rivers and streams. They feed on plant material. Length - 50cm Depth - ?m Widespread Asia Very common.. more

Velvety Sea Star - Sea Stars

Also known as Starfish, Velvety Starfish and Velvety Star. Found singly or in groups in shallow waters on coral and rocky reef shores. They feed on molluscs, worms and.. more

Venus Shrimp - Shrimps

Also known as Anemone Shrimp, Beautiful Shrimp, Beautiful Transparent Shrimp, Carid Shrimps, Cleaner Shrimps, Commensal Shrimps, Crinoid Shrimps, Graceful Anemone Shrimp, Urchin Shrimp, Venus Cleaner Shrimp. Found on.. more

Venustus Hap - Cichlids

Also known as African Cichlids, Giraffe Cichlid, Giraffe Hap, Kalingo, Malawi Cichlids, Venustus Cichlid. Found over sandy substrates sometimes partially buried in sand waiting for their prey.. more

Vermiculate Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Maze Rabbitfish, Maze Spinefoot, Reticulated Rabbitfish, Reticulated Spinefoot, Spinefoot, Vermiculated Rabbitfish, Vermiculated Spinefoot. Found in small to very large schools over mangroves, rocks and seagrass.. more

Vermiculated Angelfish - Angelfishes

Also known as Red Sea Butterflyfish, Singapore Angelfish, Vermiculate Angelfish. Found singly, pairs or in small schools over inshore reefs and continental shelf reefs rich in coral.. more

Vermiculated Blenny - Blennies---Combtooth Blennies

Also known as Coral Blennies, Reef Blennies, Rock Blennies, Rockskippers, Vermiculated Rockskipper. Found in very shallow waters shuttling back and forth between intertidal areas and rock pools. They are.. more

Vermiculated Sailfin Catfish - Catfishes---Armored Catfishes

Also known as Janitor Fish, Plecostomus, Sailfin Armoured Catfish, Sailfin Plecs, Suckerfish, Sucker-mouthed Catfish, Sucking Catfish. Found over lakes, flood plains, and swamps of the Madeira River basin.. more

Vermilion Rockfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Rockfishes-Rockcods-Thornyheads

Also known as Cowcod, Ocean Perches, Rasher, Red Rockcod, Red Snapper, Rock Perches, Sea Perches, Vermillion Red Rockcod, Vermillion Rockcod, Vermilion Seaperch. Found in schools in shallow.. more

Verruca Cowrie - Sea Snails

Also known as Allied Cowries, Common Calpurnus, Egg Cowry, False Cowries, Little Egg Cowrie, Soft Coral Snail, Umbilical Cowrie, Umbilical Egg Shell, Umbilical Ovula, Warted Egg Cowries,.. more

Verrucose Pocillopora Coral - Stony Corals

Also known as Branching Corals, Cauliflower Coral, Corail Lime, Cotton Candy Corals, Cotton Candy Pocillopora Coral, Knob-horned Coral, Pocilliopora verrucosa, Rasp Coral, Raspberry Coral. Found over rocky substrates.. more

Very Longnose Butterflyfish - Butterflyfishes

Also known as Big Longnose Butterflyfish, Big Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Black Long-nosed Butterflyfish, Coralfishes, Extra Longnose Butterfly, Forcepsfish, Long-beaked Butterflyfish, Longbill, Longnose Butterfly, Longnose Butterflyfish, Long-nosed Butterflyfish,.. more

Vespicula Waspfish - Scorpionfishes-Flatheads---Waspfishes

Also known as Goblinfish, Mangrove Waspfish, Rockfishes, Stingfishes. Found singly over soft open sand and broken shell bottoms of lagoons, mangroves and seaward reefs. They feed on crustaceans and.. more

Violet Demoiselle - Damselfishes

Also known as Coral Demoiselle, Violet Damsel, Violet Damselfish, Yellow-tailed Demoiselle. Found in small too large schools sometimes in mixed schools with over shallow coral, debris and deep.. more

Violet Pteraeolidia - Sea Slugs

Also known as Aeolid Nudibranch, Aeolus, Blue Dragon, Blue Dragon Nudibranch, Blue Dragon Sea Slug, Blue Serpent Pteraeolidia, Dragon Nudibranch, Nudibranchs, Solar-powered Sea Slug, Violet Sea Slug. Found.. more

Violet Sea Apple - Sea Cucumbers

Also known as Australian Sea Apple, Curryfish, Lollyfish, Philippine Sea Apple, Philippine Sea Apple Cucumber, Pricklyfish, Red Sea Apple, Sea Apple Sea Cucumber, Sea Apples, Sea Potato,.. more

Violet Sea Urchin - Sea Urchins

Also known as Purple Sea Urchin, Purple Spiny Sea Urchin. Found singly or in groups on coral and rocky reefs amongst sand, red algae, rubble and in seagrass.. more

Violet Soldierfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Australian Squirrelfish, Lattice Soldier, Lattice Soldierfish, Lattice Squirrelfish, Latticework Soldierfish, Orangefin Soldierfish, Purple Soldierfish, Scarlet Soldierfish, Small-eyed Squirrelfish, Violet Squirrelfish. Found singly or in.. more

Violet Squirrelfish - Squirrelfishes-Soldierfishes

Also known as Pink Squirrelfish, Redface Squirrelfish, Red-faced Squirrelfish, Violet Soldierfish, White-edged Squirrelfish. Found singly in coral rich areas, hiding in crevices or over patch reefs of clearwater.. more

Violet-lined Parrotfish - Parrotfishes

Also known as Globehead Parrotfish, Roundhead Parrotfish, Rusty Parrotfish, Speckled Parrotfish, Violetline Parrotfish. Found singly, pairs or schools foraging for food over protected waters of lagoons, outer reefs,.. more

Virgate Rabbitfish - Rabbitfishes

Also known as Barhead Rabbitfish, Barhead Spinefoot, Doublebar Rabbitfish, Double-barred Rabbitfish, Double-barred Spinefoot. Spinefoots, Two-barred Rabbitfish, Two-barred Spinefoot, Virgate Spinefoot. Found in pairs over shallow hard and soft.. more

Virgin Salp - Tunicates

Also known as Pelagic Tunicate, Salp Tunicate, Salps, Sea Jellies, Thaliacea, Virgin Tunicate, Zooids. Found singly or in chains in oceanic waters. They feed on phytoplankton. Length - 12cm Depth -.. more

Voigtmann's Reef Lobster - Lobsters---Reef Lobsters

Also known as Dwarf Reef Lobsters, Reef Lobsters, Tropical Reef Lobsters. Found singly hiding in caves and crevasses during the day over shallow rocky reef slopes. They feed nocturnally.. more

Volcano Sponge - Sponges

Also known as Marine Sponges, Siliceous Sponges. Found in areas with good current flow over coral and rocky reefs. Thick and lobe encrusted. Varies in colour from shades of yellow.. more

Vomer Conch - Sea Snails

Also known as Conches, Strombus Conch, True Conchs. Found singly over rubble and sandy areas of estuaries, lagoons, coral and rocky reefs. They feed on algae and other plant.. more

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