Elongate Sand and Burrow Dwellers

Variegated Lizardfish also known as the Reef or Red Banded Lizzardfish, Synodus variegatus

Variegated Lizardfish- Facts and Photographs

The Variegated Lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) is also known as the Reef Lizardfish or Red Banded Lizardfish. They are sometimes confused with the Sand lizardfish (Synodus dermatogenys) which are usually fo...
Fire Dartfish Nemateleotris magnifica also known as the Fire Goby or Red Fire Dartfish

Fire Dartfish-Facts and Photographs

The Fire Dartfish Nemateleotris magnifica also known as the Fire Goby or Red Fire Dartfish is  an unusually shaped and colorful fish. Fire Dartfish are not actually gobies and are in the Pteroleotridae fami...
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Fire Goby Poses for a Picture

A fire goby or fire dartfish, (Nemateleotris magnifica) displays its vibrant colors and fully erect dorsal fin for the photographer. Adult fire gobies are generally found on sandy patches alongside coral re...

Speckled Sandperch

A territorial speckled sandperch (Parapercis hexophthalma) on a coral balmy in Dar es Salaam. Photographed while scuba diving at Bongoyo Patches. Shot with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Camera in a Nauticam housing ...

Leopard Blenny

Mug shot of a leopard blenny (Exallias brevis), hiding from predators inside a barrel coral. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Photo shot with a Sony DSC-RX100M II Ca...
Leopard Blenny (Exallias brevis)

Leopard Blenny – Facts and Photographs

The leopard blenny (Exallias brevis) also known as the pink-spotted blenny, shortbodied blenny and honeycomb blenny  is a fish full of character. When first approached underwater they will often dive for th...
Exallias brevis

Leopard Blenny

A leopard blenny (Exallias brevis) hides from predators inside a barrel coral. Photographed while scuba diving off the coast of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania....
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Gobies

Gobies form the family Gobiidae, one of the larges families of fish with over 2,000 species. Gobies are relatively small fish, typically less than 10 cm (4") in length. The goby family includes some of the smal...

Mandarin Dragonet

A beautifully patterned and brightly colored mandarin dragonet (Synchiropus splendidus). The mandarin dragonet are reef dwelling fish in the Pacific Ocean. They are quite popular in the aquarium trade. Phot...

Mandarin Goby

The mandarin goby (Synchiropus splendidus) as it is very often called or mandarin fish, green mandarin, striped mandarin fish, striped dragonet and green dragonet is not a goby, rather it is a dragonette, b...
Court Jester Goby

Court Jester Goby

A strikingly colorful, court jester goby (Amblygobius rainfordi), also known as rainfords goby, and old glory. This peaceful and lovely fish is native to the Coral Sea, and highly sought after for aquariums...

Giant Jawfish

Giant Jawfish, Opistognathidae rhomaleus, are native to warmer parts of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans, found from the shallows to depths of a few hundred meters. They typically reside in burrows t...