Whip Coral Goby (Bryaninops yongei) is also known as the wire-coral goby

Whip Coral Goby – Facts and Photographs

The Whip Coral Goby (Bryaninops yongei) is also known as the wire-coral goby. They have a very specialized habitat and are found only on the Whip Coral (Cirripathes anguina) and as a consequence have a numb...
Lieutenant Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tennentii) is also known as the Doubleband Surgeonfish

Lieutenant Surgeonfish-Facts and Photographs

The Lieutenant Surgeonfish (Acanthurus tennentii) is also known as the Doubleband Surgeonfish and Tennents Surgeonfish. Members of the Acanthuridae family have a retractable razor sharp spine on either side...
Threespot Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) is also known as the Three-spot Angelfish and the Flagfin Angelfish

Threespot Angelfish – Facts and Photographs

The Threespot Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus) is also known as the Three-spot Angelfish and the Flagfin Angelfish. They have a very distinctive bright colouration and are easy to see and identify und...
Maldives damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus)

Maldives Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Maldives damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus) is a fairly recently described species, having been described by Allen & Randall in 2002. They are not common on the Tanzanian coast but in certain are...

African Butterflyfish – Facts and Photographs

The African Butterflyfish Chaetodon dolosus is also known as the , Blackedged Butterflyfish.  Being primarily found quite deep they are not commonly seen on recreational dives although occasionally they do move...

Sidespot Goatfish- Facts and Photographs

The Sidespot Goatfish (Parupeneus pleurostigma) is also known as the  Round-spot Goatfish and the Whitespot Goatfish. They are uncommon on the rubble areas and reefs on the Tanzanian coast and are only occa...
Yellowfin goatfish (Mulloidychtys vanicolensis)

Yellowfin Goatfish- Facts and Photographs

The Yellowfin goatfish (Mulloidychtys vanicolensis) is also known as the Golden banded goatfish and the Goldstripe goatfish. They are not common in Tanzanian coastal waters  and are only occasionally seen. ...
Hypselodoris bullockii

Hypselodoris bullockii-Facts and Photographs

Hypselodoris bullockii is commonly known as Bullocks Hypsolodoris.   They are dorid nudibranch's. As with other nudibranchs, they are shell-less marine gastropod mollusks. To make up for the lack of protect...
Acanthurus lineatus common names lined surgeonfish, lue banded surgeonfish, blue-lined surgeonfish, clown surgeonfish, clown tang , pyjama tang, striped surgeonfish, and zebra surgeonfish,

Lined Surgeonfish-Facts and Photographs

The Lined Surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus) is also known as the Clown Surgeonfish, the BlueBanded Surgeonfish and the Striped Surgeonfish. Members of the Acanthuridae family have a retractable razor sharp ...
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Blackstripe Sweeper-Facts and Photographs

The Blackstripe Sweeper (Pempheris schwenkii) is also known as Schwenki's Sweeper ,  Striped Bullseye,Silver Bullseye and Black-edged Sweeper. They are common fish on Tanzanian Reefs and are often found in ...
Goniobranchus geminus previously known as Chromodoris geminus also known as the Gem Nudibranch

Goniobranchus geminus-Facts and Photographs

Goniobranchus geminus was previously known as Chromodoris geminus until a DNA study proved otherwise. They are commonly known as the Gem Nudibranch. They are dorid nudibranch's. As with other nudibranchs, t...

Bornella anguilla-Facts and Photographs

Bornella anguilla is also known as the Snakey 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 of...
Cryptic wrasse Pteragogus cryptus

Cryptic Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Cryptic wrasse Pteragogus cryptus is also known as the Indian Sneaky Wrasse.  They certainly live up to their name. They are extremely difficult to photograph well due to their habit of going into hidin...
Halgerda Tessellata

Halgerda tessellata-Facts and Photographs

Halgerda tessellata 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 usually highly po...
Twospot Bristletooth,Ctenochaetus binotatus also known as the Twospot Surgeonfish)

Twospot Bristletooth-Facts and Photographs

The Twospot Bristletooth, Ctenochaetus binotatus also known as the Twospot Surgeonfish. Being members of the Acanthuridae family, also known as Surgeonfishes they have a retractable razor sharp spine on eit...
Slender Sweeper (parapriacanthus ransonneti) is also known as the Golden Sweeper and the Pygmy Sweeper

Golden Sweeper-Facts and Photographs

The Golden Sweeper (parapriacanthus ransonneti) is also known as the Slender Sweeper, Ransonnet's Bullseye and the Pygmy Sweeper. They are extremely common fish on Tanzanian Reefs and as can be seen in the ...
Halgerda formosa

Halgerda formosa- Facts and Photographs

Halgerda Formosa 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 usually highly poiso...
Halgerda carlsoni, Carlson's halgerda

Carlson’s Halgerda – Facts and Photographs

Carlson's halgerda, Halgerda carlsoni 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...
Scissortail Sergeant (Abudefduf sexfasciatus) also known as the striptailed damselfish

Scissortail Sergeant – Facts and Photographs

The Scissortail Sergeant (Abudefduf sexfasciatus) is also known as the Striptailed Damselfish and Six-banded Sergeant-major.  They are a relatively common fish on Tanzanian reefs. APPEARANCE The body has ...
Blackfoot Cardinalfish, Apogon nigripes

Blackfoot Cardinalfish-Facts and Photographs

The Blackfoot Cardinalfish, Apogon nigripes is not a commonly known Cardinalfish and they have a small known range in comparison to other cardinalfish. APPEARANCE During the day the body has an orange...
Stareye Parrotfish Calotomus carolinus is also known as the Christmas Parrotfish, Starry-eye Parrotfish, Bucktooth Parrotfish and Caroline's Parrotfish

Stareye Parrotfish-Facts and Photographs

The Stareye Parrotfish Calotomus carolinus is also known as the Christmas Parrotfish, Starry-eye Parrotfish, Bucktooth Parrotfish and Caroline's Parrotfish.  As with all the Parrotfish there is considerable...
Bullethead Parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus) is also known as the Daisy Parrotfish

Bullethead Parrotfish-Facts and Photographs

The Bullethead Parrotfish (Chlorurus sordidus) is also known as the Daisy Parrotfish. They are probably the most common species of parrotfish in Tanzanian waters.  As with all the Parrotfish there is consid...