Heavy Bodies / Large Lips

Red Barred Rock Cod Epinephelus fasciatus

Red Barred Rock Cod – Facts and Photographs

The red barred rock cod Epinephelus fasciatus is also known as the black tipped rock cod, red barred grouper, red banded grouper and the football grouper.  In Tanzania on the mainland coast they were relati...
coral rock cod, Cephalopholis miniata, is also known as the coral hind, miniatus grouper, miniata grouper, vermilion seabass, and coral grouper

Coral Rock Cod – Facts and Photographs

The coral rock cod, Cephalopholis miniata, is also known as the coral hind, miniatus grouper, miniata grouper, vermilion seabass, and coral grouper. They are fairly common fish on the Tanzanian coast and ar...
Jena Reef Mafia Island

Rock Cod Stands His Ground

A rock cod opens his mouth to warn off myself and fellow scuba divers at Jena Reef off the coast of Mafia Island. Rock cods are known for standing their ground...
Jena Wall Mafia Island

Posing for a Pic

A fish poses for a picture in front of Jena Wall, abundant with fish live and corals. About a 30 minute boat ride from Chole Bay and located within the boundaries...

Goldspotted Sweetlips

A shoal of goldspotted sweetlips (Plectorhinchus flavomaculatus) at the base of Mafia Island's Jena Wall. Goldspotted sweetlips inhabit coastal waters near sheltered reefs, lagoons, and weedy areas, either ...
Groupers

Groupers

Groupers, also known as gropers, are fish from the subfamily Epinephelinae of the rather large family Serranidae. They typically have a stout body and large mouth and are not built for long-distance or fast swi...
freckled hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri), also known as the forster's hawkfish,

Freckled Hawkfish-Facts- Video and Photographs

The freckled hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri), also known as the forster's hawkfish, has a habit of sitting in strategic raised spots on the reef, with its head sticking upwards. From there they view their...
Hawkfish

Spotted Hawkfish Inside A Sponge

A spotted hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys aprinus) inside a barrel sponge off the coast of Pemba Island. As its name suggests, the spotted hawkfish is a predatory fish that  gets its name from its habit of sitting...
Giant Grouper and Karanteen

Giant Grouper and Karanteen

A shoal of karanteen (Sarpa salpa) among a giant grouper (Epinephelus lanceolatus). The Saber Squirrelfish is not as common as the Crowned Squirrelfish and the Tailspot Squirrelfish  in Tanzania and appear ...
Giant grouper Epinephelus lanceolatus named Jesus in Mafia Island Marine Park

Giant Grouper Facts and Photographs

The Giant Groupers 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 gen...
Giant Grouper

Giant Grouper

A Giant Grouper, also known as a Brindle Bass, is the largest member of the rockcod family and the biggest Indo-Pacific bony reef fish. The Giant Grouper in habits deep estuaries, large caves, rocky and cor...