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giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus)

Giant Moray Eel-Facts and Photographs

The Giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) is the largest moray eel in terms of mass. An adult has a formidable set of rear facing teeth to go with its proportionally large mouth. As can be seen in the images,...
Striped Eel Catfish

Striped Eel Catfish-Facts-Photographs and Video

The Striped eel catfish (Plotosus lineatus) also known as the oriental catfish is a species of eel catfish that often congregates in large balls particularly as juveniles. They may look harmless but they ha...
banded coral shrimp (Tenopus hispidus) is also known as the banded cleaner shrimp.

Banded Coral Shrimp-Facts and Photographs

The banded coral shrimp (Tenopus hispidus) is also known as the banded cleaner shrimp and the Boxer Shrimp. They are shrimp-like decapod crustaceans belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea. Their bright re...
tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris) 

The Tiger Cowrie – Facts and Photographs

The tiger cowrie (Cypraea tigris) is one of the larger species of cowrie. They are marine snails in the family Cypraeidae. They are an extremely attractive sight as they move across the reef. They are noctu...
Willey's Halgerda Halgerda willeyi

Willey’s Halgerda – Facts and Photographs

Willey's halgerda, Halgerda willeyi is a dorid nudibranch. As with other nudibranchs, they are shell-less marine gastropod mollusks. To make up for the lack of protection from not having a shell, they are h...
blotcheye soldierfish (Myripristis berndti)

Blotcheye Soldierfish – Facts and Photographs

The Blotcheye soldierfish Myripristis murjan, is also known as the Red soldierfish, Pinecone soldierfish or Crimson soldierfish. They are in the family Holocentridae and sub family Myripristis. Closely rela...
smiths xanthid Eriphia smithiii

Smiths Xanthid – Facts and Photographs

Smith's xanthid Eriphia smithii is a commonly found crab on the East coast of Africa. Because of their large nippers and red colouration they are easily recognisable. APPEARANCE Smith's xanthid  grow to a...
golden trevally Gnathanodon speciosus

Golden Trevally – Facts and Photographs

The Golden trevally (Gnathandon speciosus) is also known as the Golden kingfish, Banded kingfish and in Hawaii it is called the Yellow ulua or Papio. It is a member of the horse mackrel or jack family. They ar...
arabian monocled bream, Scolopsis ghanam is also known as the arabian spine cheek, paleband monocle bream, silverflash spinecheek and the spinecheek arabian threadfin bream

Arabian Monocle Bream – Facts and Photographs

The Arabian Monocled Bream (Scolopsis ghanam) is also known as the Arabian Spine Cheek, Paleband Monocle bream, Silverflash Spinecheek  and the Spinecheek Arabian Threadfin bream. They are common fish on th...
tailspot squirrelfish Sargocentron caudimaculatum, is also known as the whitetail squirrelfish or silverspot squirrelfish

Tailspot Squirrelfish-Facts and Photographs

The Tailspot Squirrelfish Sargocentron caudimaculatum, is also known as the Whitetail Squirrelfish or Silverspot Squirrelfish. They are members of the sub family Holocentridae,  which are known as Squirrelf...
crowned squirrelfish Sargocentron diadema

Crowned Squirrelfish – Facts and Photographs

The Crowned Squirrelfish (Sargocentron diadema) also known as the Crown Squirrelfish is a member of the sub family Holocentridae. Members of the sub family are known as squirrelfish and they are typically r...
oriental sweetlips Plectorhinchus vittatus

Oriental Sweetlips – Facts and Photographs

The oriental sweetlips Plectorhinchus vittatus, also known as the Indian Ocean oriental sweetlips , is a species of grunt. Closely related to the snappers, grunts have smaller mouths and teeth and thicker f...
pickhandle barracuda (Sphyraena jello)

Pickhandle Barracuda – Facts and Photographs

The pickhandle barracuda (Sphyraena jello) , is also known as the Jello Barracuda, Banded Barracuda, Yellowtail Barracuda and Sea Pike. Barracuda are known as the tigers of the sea and are voracious predato...
Aglaophenia cupressina stinging hydroid fire weed

Stinging Sea Creatures-Fireweed

It may look like a plant, but Aglaophenia cupressina is actually a stinging hydroid. Commonly known as feather fireweed, fire hydroid, stinging seaweed or simply fireweed. Brush against it and you might not...
speckled shrimpfish, Aeoliscus punctulatus

Speckled Shrimpfish – Facts and Photographs

The Speckled shrimpfish (Aeoliscus punctulatus)  also known as the  Razorfish is related to the Seahorses and Pipefishes. They have a distinctive way of swimming with their heads in a downwards position. De...
False eye toby, Canthigaster solandri is also known as the ocellated toby, blue spotted toby, jewel pufferfish, solanders toby and spotted sharpnose puffer.

False Eye Toby – Facts and Photographs

The False eye toby (Canthigaster solandri) is also known as the Ocellated toby, Blue spotted toby, Jewel pufferfish, Solanders toby  and the Spotted sharpnose puffer. They belong to the genus Canthigaster, ...
Shoal of Glowfish Gnathodentex aureolineatus on Mafia island tanzania

Glowfish – Facts and Photographs

The Glowfish Gnathodentex aureolineatus is also known as the  goldspot seabream or striped large eye bream. Glowfish are a species of Emperor fish and get their name from the conspicuous yellow blotch just ...
Jellyfish or Sea Jellies Upside down jelly Cassiopea andromeda

Jellyfish or Sea Jellies which is correct ?

Despite the name, Jellyfish are not fish and the term is not scientifically appropriate. Many scientists are beginning to refer to them as jellies or sea jellies in a similar fashion to the name change occurr...