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Schoolmaster snapper

The schoolmaster snapper is a colorful, subtropical fish found over coral reef areas along the coasts of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean, though it can range northward along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Adults are 12–14 in lon ...

Sebastes capensis

The false jacopever or Cape redfish is a marine fish belonging to the family Sebastidae. Found only in waters off the western coast of South Africa, Tristan da Cunha and southern South America, S. capensis lives in depths of 20 to 275 metres. It ...

Smooth trunkfish

Lactophrys triqueter also known as the smooth trunkfish, is a species of boxfish found on and near reefs in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and subtropical parts of the western Atlantic Ocean.

Snipe eel

Snipe eels are a family, Nemichthyidae, of eels that consists of nine species in three genera. They are pelagic fishes, found in every ocean, mostly at depths of 300–600 m but sometimes as deep as 4000 m. Depending on the species, adults may reac ...

Southern puffer

The southern puffer, Sphoeroides nephelus, is a species in the family Tetraodontidae, or pufferfishes. It is found in the Caribbean Sea, and possibly further south on the coast of Brazil.

Speckled worm eel

The speckled worm-eel, Myrophis punctatus, is a member of the Ophichthidae family. It was described by Christian Frederik Lutken in 1852. M. punctatus have brown bodies that are lighter on the ventral side than the dorsal side. The upper body is ...

Spotted drum

The spotted drum or spotted ribbonfish, is a species of marine fish in the family Sciaenidae. The spotted drum is widespread in tropical waters of the Western Atlantic ocean from South Florida to Brazil including by the way, Bermuda, Bahamas, Gul ...

Spotted moray

The spotted moray is a medium to large moray eel. Other common names include conger, spotted eel, red moray, speckled moray, white cong, white jawed moray, white-chinned moray and white-jawed moray eel. Spotted eels have a long snake-like body, w ...

Spotted trunkfish

The spotted trunkfish is a member of the family Ostraciidae. It can be found in reefs throughout the Caribbean, as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. The species gets its name from the black spots it has covered over its yellow-golden body ...

Stegastes variabilis

Stegastes variabilis is a damselfish in the family Pomacentridae, found on coral and rocky reefs in the Caribbean Sea and neighboring areas of the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They are often solitary fish.

Striated frogfish

This small fish grows up to 22 cm 8.7 in long. Like other members of its family, it has a rounded, extensible body, and its soft skin is covered with irregularly-arranged dermal spinules resembling hairs. Its large mouth is forwardly extensible, ...


There are currently 3 recognized species in this genus: Trachinocephalus trachinus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846. Trachinocephalus gauguini Polanco F., Acero P & Betancur-R., 2016. Trachinocephalus myops J. R. Forster, 1801 Blunt-nose lizardfish.

Trachinocephalus myops

Trachinocephalus myops, also known as the blunt-nose lizardfish is a species of fish in the family Synodontidae found in Atlantic Ocean. This species grows to a length of 40 centimetres TL.


The weakfish, Cynoscion regalis, is a marine fish of the drum family Sciaenidae. Moderately large, slender, marine fish, it is found along the Eastern coast of North America. Head and back of this fish is dark brown with a greenish tint. Parties ...

Western Atlantic seabream

Western Atlantic seabream is an ocean-going species of fish in the family, Sparidae. It was first described in 1758 by the "father of modern taxonomy," Carl Linnaeus, in the 10th edition of his book, Systema Naturae. Within their native range, We ...

Western luminous roughy

The Western luminous roughy is a slimehead from the family Trachichthyidae. It is found in the southwest Atlantic, off the Amazon River mouth in northern Brazil. It can be found as deep as 229 metres and can reach lengths of up to 7.5 centimetres SL.


The wrymouth, Cryptacanthodes maculatus, sometimes called ghostfish, is a slim, eel-like creature belongs to the wrymouth family Cryptacanthodidae. It outgrows the blennies, its relatives, and may reach a length of 97 centimetres TL A low spiny d ...

Xanthichthys ringens

Xanthichthys ringens, the sargassum triggerfish, is a species of triggerfish from the Western Atlantic, ranging from North Carolina to Brazil. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 25 cm in length.

Xenophthalmichthys danae

Xenophthalmichthys danae is a species of pencil smelt found in deep waters to 1.250 metres. This species has been found in the western Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and is suspected to be circumtropical. This species grows to a length of 1 ...

Yellow garden eel

The yellow garden eel is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by David G. Smith in 1989. It is a nonmigratory marine, tropical eel which is known from the Gulf of Mexico, in the western central Atlantic Ocean. It is known to dwell at ...

Zapogon evermanni

Zapogon evermanni, Evermanns cardinalfish, is a species of cardinalfish native to tropical reefs in the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the western Atlantic Ocean. This happens deep in the caves of the reef, where it floats on top-down ceiling. It ...

Pelagic cod

The pelagic cod is a small deepwater fish found in the Southern Ocean. It is one of only two species currently classified in the family Melanonidae, the other being the arrowtail, Melanonus zugmayeri. The pelagic cod is found in subantarctic and ...

Lampris immaculatus

Lampris immaculatus, commonly known as the southern opah or southern moonfish, is a species of fish native to the Southern Ocean. These fish species are found commonly in New Zealand waters. They are caught commercially using long-line fishery in ...

Ablabys macracanthus

Ablabys macracanthus, also known as the spiny waspfish or as the spiny leaf-fish in Indonesia, is a Waspfish of the genus Ablabys that inhabits the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Amphiprion nigripes

Amphiprion nigripes, is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, which includes clownfishes and damselfishes.

Anarchias allardicei

Anarchias allardicei is a moray eel commonly known as the Allardices moray. It is light brown in color, and is found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Anarchias cantonensis

Anarchias cantonensis is a moray eel commonly known as the Canton Island moray or the Canton moray. It was first named by Schultz in 1943 and is found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Anarchias seychellensis

Anarchias seychellensis is a moray eel found in coral reefs in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It was first named by J. L. B. Smith in 1962, and is commonly known as the Seychelles moray or the marbled reef-eel.

Apterichtus flavicaudus

Apterichtus flavicaudus, variously known as the Orange snake eel, the Sharpnose sand eel or the Sharpnose snake eel, is a species of snake eel native to the Indian Ocean from the Seychelles to Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. It can be found at depth ...

Argyrosomus japonicus

Argyrosomus japonicus is a silvery to bronze-green colored fish, a member of the family Sciaenidae, which may grow up to 2 m in length. It is known as mulloway or jewfish on the east coast of Australia, butterfish in South Australia, kingfish or ...


Aulastomatomorpha phospherops, the Luminous slickhead, is a species of slickhead found in the Indian and West Pacific Oceans. This species occurs on the continental slopes at depths of from 1.717 metres to 2.020 metres. This species grows to a le ...


Bryaninops is a tropical Indo-Pacific genus of gobies. The genus takes its common name from the fact that it is commensal on gorgonians and black coral. The genus is further characterised by cryptic colouration.

Peppered butterflyfish

The peppered butterflyfish is a species of butterflyfish. It is found in the Indian Ocean from the Red Sea south to Durban, South Africa and east to Christmas Island and western Thailand and Bali. This is one of the members of the subgenus Exorna ...

Yellow teardrop butterflyfish

The yellow teardrop butterflyfish or Indian teardrop butterflyfish is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indian ocean from East Africa, to Sumatra, Indonesia.

Bythaelurus stewarti

Bythaelurus stewarti, the Error Seamount catshark, is a catshark of the family Scyliorhinidae in the order Carchariniformes. It is endemic to Error Seamount, a guyot located in the Arabian Sea in the western Indian Ocean. Its closest relative is ...

Caesio cuning

Caesio cuning, commonly known as the redbelly yellowtail fusilier, is a fish native to the Indian and Western Pacific Oceans. It is known locally in the Philippines as dalagang-bukid.

Centroberyx rubricaudus

Centroberyx rubricaudus is a member of the family Berycidae. Originally thought to be endemic to Taiwan, there has been a reported catch of C. rubricaudus at the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean.

Cephalopsetta ventrocellatus

Cephalopsetta ventrocellatus is a species of large-tooth flounder native to the Indian Ocean, from the Gulf of Oman in the west to the Andaman Sea in the east. Little else is known about this species. It is the only known member of its genus.

Chrysiptera brownriggii

Chrysiptera brownriggii, commonly known as the surge damselfish, is a marine fish widespread in Indo-Pacific waters from East Africa to the Marquesas Islands and Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Australia. Its common name arises becau ...

Chrysochir aureus

Chrysochir aureus, commonly known as Reeves croaker, is native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, where it inhabits coastal waters around southern India and south China.

Comb flounder

The comb flounder is a flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae. It is a demersal fish that lives on saltwater bottoms at depths of between 20 and 406 metres. Its natural habitat is the tropical waters of the western Indian Ocean, from KwaZulu-Natal ...

Corythoichthys conspicillatus

Corythoichthys conspicillatus, the reticulate pipefish, is a species of pipefish from the family Syngnathidae which is widespread in the tropical Indo-Pacific, from the Red Sea to French Polynesia. It has reddish to reddish-brown and yellow bands ...

Diagonal butterflyfish

The diagonal butterflyfish, also known as the Red Sea raccoon butterflyfish, is a species of butterflyfish. It is found in the Red Sea only. They have a yellow body with 11 diagonal stripes and reach a maximum length of 22 cm.9. In their native h ...

Palenose moray eel

The palenose moray is a moray eel found in coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean. Its a dwarf species not exceeding 11" and primarily feeds on krill in the home aquarium. With some enticing, they have taken other food, like smaller mussels. Its ...

Elops machnata

Elops machinate, the tenpounder, is a species of fish in the family Elopidae in the order Elopiformes. This species is found in coastal regions of the Indian Ocean.

Eviota guttata

Eviota guttata, the spotted dwarfgoby, is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Gobiidae, the "true gobies". It is found in the western Indian Ocean.

Giant sawbelly

The giant sawbelly is a medium-sized deep-sea fish species belonging to the slimehead family. It is found along the western and southern coasts of Australia and near New Zealand. It lives on the continental slope between depths of 237 and 311 met ...

Golden roughy

The golden roughy is a slimehead in the order Beryciformes. It is found in the eastern Indian Ocean around south Australia down to depths of around 25 m where it lives in rock reefs. It can grow to a length of 8 cm.

Grammistes sexlineatus

Grammistes sexlineatus is a species of fish in the family Serranidae. Its common names include goldenstriped soapfish, six-lined soapfish, and skunkfish.

Gymnothorax baranesi

Gymnothorax baranesi is a moray eel found in the western Indian Ocean, around the Gulf of Aqaba, Israel, and the Red Sea. It was first named by D.G. Smith, E. Brokovich, and S. Einbinder in 2008.