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...
Redtoothed Triggerfish (Odonus niger) is also known as the Blue Triggerfish, Redfang Triggerfish and Niger Triggerfish

Triggerfish

Triggerfish include about 40 different species of brightly colored fish from the family, Balistidae, which inhabit tropical and subtropical oceans throughout the world. The greatest number inhabiting the Indo-P...
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...
Semicircle Angelfish

Semicircle Angelfish

A juvenile Koran or semicircle angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus), also known as a Koran angelfish. Photographed on a coral reef off the coast of Bongoyo Island off Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. EQUIPMENT U...
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...
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...
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...
caerulean damsel fish (Pomacentrus caeruleus)

Caerulean Damsel Fish- Facts and Photographs

The electric blue and yellow Caerulean damsel fish (Pomacentrus caeruleus) is also known as the Regal damselfish, the Yellow Belly damselfish and Golden Belly Damselfish.  Their brilliant colouring makes th...
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...
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 ...
submerged 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...
wrasses

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...
submerged Moorish Idol

Submerged with a Moorish Idol

Submerged under a reef of coral with a tantalizing submerged Moorish Idol. Now we get it, we really get why the Moors were glad to call this fish their own. The water flashes with a compressed body of black...
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 butterfly fish, Chaetodon guttatissimus is also known as the spotted butterfly fish, pebbled butterfly fish and as the gorgeous gussy' They are a fairly common butterfly fish on the reefs in Ta...

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...
Popeyed Scorpionfish

Popeyed Scorpionfish

A popeyed scorpionfish Rhinopias frondosa, also known as the weedy sscorpionfish, has a highly compressed body and can vary in color and appendages depending on its environment. Popeyed scorpionfish found i...
Sea Goldies

Colorful Goldies

Sea Colorful Goldies, males in red, female in orange. The sea goldie is a protogynous hermaphrodite; a male retains a harem of five to 10 females, but when the male dies, one of the females will undergo sex...
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...