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...
Doublebar Goatfish (Parupeneus trifasciatus)

Doublebar Goatfish- Facts and Photographs

The Doublebar Goatfish (Parupeneus trifasciatus) is not common in Tanzanian waters but neither is it rare. Goatfish all have a pair of retractable barbels or feelers that have chemo sensory organs in them t...
Dusky Angelfish (Centropyge multispinis) also known as the Bluefin Angelfish, the Brown Pygmy Angelfish,Dusky Cherub and Multispined Angelfish

Dusky Angelfish – Facts and Photographs

The Dusky Angelfish (Centropyge multispinis)is also known as the Bluefin Angelfish, the Brown Pygmy Angelfish,Dusky Cherub and Multispined Angelfish.  They are very common on the reefs in Tanzania and are t...
Diana's hogfish, Bodianus diana

Dianas Hogfish- Facts and Photographs

The Diana's hogfish (Bodianus Diana) are the most common of the Bodianus family in Tanzanian waters.  As with all the members of this family there is considerable divergence in looks between the juveniles a...
Lyretail hogfish (Bodianus anthioides)

Lyretail Hogfish- Facts and Photographs

The Lyretail hogfish (Bodianus anthioides) is one of the Labridae family that looks completely different as a juvenile (below) when compared to the adult (above). They are not common fishes on the Tanzanian...
Rainbow Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis)

Rainbow Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Rainbow Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis) is also known as the Radiant Wrasse. They are very common in certain areas of the Tanzanian coast. APPEARANCE In Tanzanian waters there is little variation in c...
Longbarbel Goatfish (Parupeneus macronemus) is also known as the Band-dot goatfish, and Long-barbeled goatfish

Longbarbel Goatfish- Facts and Photographs

The Longbarbel Goatfish (Parupeneus macronemus) is also known as the  Band-dot goatfish, and Long-barbeled goatfish. They are certainly the most common goatfish in coastal Tanzanian waters. Goatfish all hav...
goldsaddle goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus)or yellowsaddle goatfish

Goldsaddle Goatfish- Facts and Photographs

The Goldsaddle Goatfish (Parupeneus cyclostomus) is also known as the  Yellowsaddle goatfish. They are common inhabitants on the rubble areas and reefs on the Tanzanian coast. Goatfish all have a pair of re...
axilspot hogfish, Bodianus axillaris

Axilspot Hogfish- Facts and Photographs

The Axilspot hogfish ( Bodianus axillaris) is also known as the Coral Hogfish, Axil Pigfish, Turncoat Hogfish and the Polkadot Wrasse. As with other members of the Bodianus family, they exhibit considerable...
Snooty wrasse (Cheilinus oxycephalus)

Snooty Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Snooty wrasse (Cheilinus oxycephalus) is also known as the Snooty Maori wrasse, Pointed-head wrasse, Point-head Maori wrasse, Red Maori wrasse.  They are fairly common in Tanzanian waters but are extrem...
goldbar wrasse (Thalassoma hebraicum)

Goldbar Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Goldbar Wrasse (Thalassoma hebracium) is one of the most common wrasses on the Tanzanian coast. They are extremely active fish and cruise the reef at high speed. APPEARANCE As with many wrasses the co...
Railway Glider Goby Valenciennea helsdingenii also commonly known as the twostripe goby, black-lined sleeper goby, or railway sleeper goby

Railway Glider Goby – Facts and Photographs

The Railway Glider Goby - Valenciennea helsdingenii is also commonly known as the twostripe goby, black-lined sleeper goby, or railway sleeper goby. Sleeper Gobies or Sifter Gobies as they are sometimes ...
Weedy scorpionfish Rhinopias frondosa is also known as the Lacy Scorpionfish

Weedy Scorpionfish- Facts and Photographs

The Weedy Scorpionfish Rhinopias frondosa is an extremely unusual looking fish. They are often confused with the Paddle-flap Scorpionfish Rhinopias eschmeyeri which are similar in looks but are not as ornat...
Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus exquisitus)

Exquisite Fairy Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus exquisitus) is a very common wrasse on the reef edge and rubble areas off the Tanzanian coast. They are small colorful wrasses that often congregate in large groups....
Bicolor cleaner wrasse Labroides bicolor is also known as the Two-colored Cleaner Wrasse and the Yellow Diesel Wrasse.

Bicolor Cleaner Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Bicolor cleaner wrasse Labroides bicolor is also known as the Two-colored Cleaner Wrasse and the Yellow Diesel Wrasse. They are relatively common inhabitants of the reefs in Tanzania. They are not as co...
Cheek-lined Maori wrasse Oxycheilinus digramma also known as the , Cheeklined Maori wrasse, Cheeklined wrasse and Bandcheek wrasse

Cheek-lined Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

  The Cheek-lined wrasse Oxycheilinus digramma is also known as the Cheeklined Maori wrasse, Cheeklined wrasse and Bandcheek wrasse. They are relatively common inhabitants of the reefs in Tanzania. ...
Two-Spot Maori Wrasse (Cheilinus bimaculatus) also known as the Little Maori wrasse and Two-spot wrasse

Two-Spot Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Two-Spot Wrasse Oxycheilinus bimaculatus also known as the Little Maori wrasse and Two-spot Maori wrasse. They are relatively common inhabitants of the reefs in Tanzania and are the smallest wrasses of ...
Chevron Butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifascialis), also known as Triangulate Butterflyfish or V-lined Butterflyfish

Chevron Butterflyfish – Facts and Photographs

The Chevron Butterflyfish (Chaetodon trifascialis) is also known as the Triangulate Butterflyfish, V-lined Butterflyfish and Acropora Butterflyfish. In terms of their diet they are the most highly specialis...
Tripletail Wrasse, Cheilinus trilobatus is also known as Maori Wrasse, Trilobed Maori Wrasse, Tripletail Maori, Triple-tail Maori-wrasse and Trippletail Maori Wrasse.

Floral Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

The Floral Wrasse, Cheilinus chlorourus is also known as Floral Maori Wrasse. They are one of the larger wrasses and are usually very shy and because of this are very difficult to approach and photograph. ...

Adorned Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

  The Adorned Wrasse (Halichoeres cosmetus) is also known as the Cosmetic wrasse. They are small colourful fast moving wrasses that are common on the reefs and surrounding areas in Tanzania. As with...
Striated wrasse, Pseudocheilinus evanidus

Striated Wrasse- Facts and Photographs

    The Striated wrasse, Pseudocheilinus evanidus is also known as the Disappearing wrasse and the Secretive wrasse. They obtain the latter two names because of their extremely reclusive beh...