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Roboastra luteolineata

Roboastra Luteolineata Nudibranch

Roboastra luteolineata is a sea slug known as a polycerid nudibranch, marine gastropod mollusc's in the family Polyceridae. The family Polyceridae is distinguished from other nudibranchs by having by having...
allard’s clownfish (Amphiprion allardi),

Allard’s Clownfish Facts and Photographs

The allard’s clownfish (Amphiprion allardi), also known as the two bar anemone fish, is a fairly large clownfish. They form part of the Clarki grouping of clownfish, and are very similar in appearance to th...
crowned jellyfish (Cephea cephea)

Crowned Jellyfish

The crowned jellyfish (Cephea cephea) is also known as the crown jellyfish or cauliflower jellyfish. It is normally found in the open oceans in the indo pacific area. It gets its name from the cauliflower-l...
Octopus

Common Octopus- Interesting Facts

GENERAL INFO The octopus vulgaris is a mollusc with eight tentacles and a beak shaped mouth. Their tentacles can grow up to a meter in length. They live for between 12 to 18 months. Th...
Daga Salmon

The Daga Salmon

The daga salmon (Argyrosomus japonicus) or kob, dusky kob, kabeljou or mulloway jewfish is highly sought after by anglers and spear fishermen as well as commercial fishermen. They are a favorite to catch in...
Crocodilefish

Crocodilefish- Facts Photographs and Video

The crocodilefish (Papilloculiceps longiceps), also known as the tentacled flathead or Western Indian Ocean crocodilefish, has a unique character due to its unusual shaped jaw. The fish sits flat and unmovi...
mantis shrimp.

Mantis Shrimp – Facts and Photographs

GENERAL INFO There are some 400 different species of mantis shrimp. Some grow up to 30 centimeters (11 inches) in length. Locomotion is via the usual shrimp and lobster method of using thei...
Mushroom Coral

Mushroom Coral

Mushroom coral (Fungia scutaria) is a peculiarity as corals go for several reasons,  it does not have a stable place of abode, it is non colonial in that it is in itself is a single coral polyp and it does ...
black saddled toby (Canthigaster Valentini) also known as the saddled toby and valentini's sharp nose puffer

Black Saddled Toby Facts and Photographs

The Black Saddled Toby (Canthigaster Valentini) also known as the Model Toby, the Saddled Toby and Valentini's Sharp Nose Puffer, is a very common sight in Tanzanian waters, being found on reefs, rocky outc...
Moon Jellyfish

Moon Jellyfish-Facts and Photographs

FACTS ABOUT MOON JELLYFISH Moon Jellyfish are easily recognizable by the pattern of four joined circles on the top of the jelly fish created by its gonads which are visible through the transparent bell. ...
Giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus named Jesus in Mafia Island Marine Park

Giant Grouper Facts and Photographs

The Giant Grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus also known as the Goliath Grouper, Brindlebass, Brown spotted cod and Queensland Grouper is a member of the Epinephelus genus. They are the largest fish in the genu...
Sepia latimanus, also known as the broadclub cuttlefish

Cuttlefish- Facts- Video and Photographs

Cuttlefish are marine mollusks rather than fish as their name misleadingly suggests, with some rather unusual abilities. They have an adaptive camouflage system, a sophisticated liquid gas buoyancy control ...
Longfin Batfish Platex Teira

Longfin Batfish

The longfin batfish (Platax teira), also known as the teira batfish or longfin spadefish, is found across the Indo Pacific area. Batfish are commonly found under anchored boats and around mooring chains, se...
Parrot Fish

Parrot Fish

Parrot fish are named for their teeth which are fused into a parrot like beak, allowing them to scrape algae off of coral and even to eat coral. The green humphead parrotfish (Bolbometopon muricatum) includ...
Powder Blue Surgeon

Powder Blue Surgeon

The powder blue surgeon (Acanthurus leucosternon) is also known as the powder blue tang and has an oval shaped body that is compressed laterally. As with the other surgeon fish it has a blade on the base of the...
Skunk clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos) or nose striped anemone fish

The Skunk Clownfish – Facts and Photo’s

The Skunk clownfish (Amphiprion akallopisos) or nose striped anemone fish is a common inhabitant on Tanzanian reefs. Skunk clownfish get their name from the long white stripe that runs along the top of the ...
bird wrasse (Ghomphosus varius) also known as the bird fish, club nosed fish

Bird Wrasse Facts and Photographs

The bird wrasse (Ghomphosus varius) also known as the bird fish, club nosed fish and several other similar names is a common sight on the Tanzanian reefs, named for its bird like snout, the bird wrasse has ...
Mozambique Ghost Goby (Pleurosicya mossambica) also known as the Common Ghost Goby, the Toothy Goby and the Many-host Gobyon Bubble Coral

Bubble Coral- Facts and Photographs

Bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa) also known as grape coral, pearl coral or bladder coral, is as unusual as corals get. The bubble coral in the main image was spotted in Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Park...
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 ...
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...

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...
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...