Sea Slug

Sea Slug

A beautifully colored purple sea slug (Phyllidiella pustulosa), also known as warty sea slug or dorid nudibranch, slowly makes its way over the reef in Paje, Zanzibar, in its quest for food....
Dusky Wrasse (Halichoeres marginatus) also known as the Splendid Rainbow Wrasse or Two-eyed Wrasse

Dusky Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Dusky Wrasse (Halichoeres marginatus) is also known as the Splendid Rainbow Wrasse or Two-eyed Wrasse. They are uncommon on the reefs in Tanzania and being fast moving fishes are hard to photograph. APPEAR...
Moorish Idol

Moorish Idols – Facts and Photographs

The Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) with its classic shape and long pointed nose was brought into public prominence by the Pixar film, Finding Nemo. Today they adorn beach towels, shower curtains, clothing ...
Peppered Butterfly Fish

Butterflyfish

The butterflyfish are species of marine fish of the family, Chaetodontidae, found in tropical and subtropical waters, typically around coral reefs although some inhabit rocky reefs. A few species inhabit slight...
Lined Wrasse

Wrasses- Facts and Photographs

Wrasses are in the family, Labridae, of marine fish, many of which are brightly colored. The family is very large and quite diverse with more than 600 species divided into nine sub groups. These groups vary tre...
Melon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Trifaciatus)

Melon Butterflyfish-Facts and Photographs

The Melon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon Trifaciatus) is a common fish on the Tanzanian reefs, being the one of the most commonly seen butterflyfish. They are invariably seen in pairs, forming monogamous partners...
emperor angelfish Pomacanthus imperator also known as the imperator

Emperor Angelfish

The The emperor angelfish Pomacanthus imperator is also known as the imperator. It certainly lives up to its name and is a stunning fish and the sight of one cruising the reef is likely to stay in ones memo...
peppered butterflyfish, Chaetodon guttatissimus also known as the spotted butterflyfish, pebbled butterflyfish and as the gorgeous gussy

Peppered Butterflyfish Facts and Photographs

The peppered butterflyfish, Chaetodon guttatissimus is also known as the spotted butterflyfish, pebbled butterflyfish and as the gorgeous gussy' They are a fairly common butterfly fish on the reefs in Tanza...
Pink Linckia Laevigita Starfish

Starfish Facts and Photographs

Starfish also known as Sea Stars are Echinoderms of the class Astoroidea and usually have five arms although some species have up to forty. Scientifically they should be called Sea Stars as they are not fish. B...

Sea Goldies Facts Photographs and Video

Sea Goldies (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) are also known as the Wreckfish, Lyretail Coralfish, Lyretail Anthias Basslets, Sea Bass, Orange Basslet, Orange Sea Perch, Red Coral Perch, Jewel Fairy Basslet,and S...

Talang Queenfish

Photo of a beautiful Talang Queenfish (Scomberoides commersonnianus) at uShaka Marine World. An elongated, streamlined, predatory fish of the Indian and west Pacific Oceans, the Talang queenfish may be reco...
Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish- Facts and Photographs

The Regal Angelfish or Royal Angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus is one of the angel fish in the genus Pygoplites. With its vivid coloration it is a striking fish. They stand out underwater even when the visibility...