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Gobies

 

Gobies

(Gobiidae)

watchman golby

 

Gobies  are fishes of the  family  Gobiidae, one of the largest fish families comprising more than 2,000  species  in more than 200

Genet

 

Genet  

(Genetta genetta)

Genet

The common genet, also known as the small-spotted genet or European genet, is a mammal from the order Carnivora, related to civets and linsangs. The most far-ranging of all the […]

Island Boa (Casarea dussumieri)

 

Island Boa

(Casarea dussumieri)

Island Boa

 

The Round Island boa is the only snake in its genus. Currently found only on this small island off Mauritius, the […]

Leopard Shark

 

Leopard Shark  

(Triakis semifasciata)

Leopard Shark

 

One of the most distinguishing features of this species is the bold dark bars draped across the dorsal surface. Additional dark spots are found along […]

Butterfly Stingray

 

Butterfly Stingray

(Gymnura micrura)

Spiny Butterfly Ray 017

 

The Butterfly Stingray has a broad disc shape, much wider than long (‘butterfly shaped’).  Coloration brownish, gray or […]

Whitetip Shark

 

Whitetip Shark

(Carcharhinus longimanus)

1-oceanic-whitetip-shark-dave-fleetham

 

The most distinguishing characteristic of a whitetip shark is its long, winglike pectoral fins and dorsal fin. These fins are noticeably larger than expected; they are […]

Blacktip Shark

 Blacktip Shark

(Carcharhinus limbatus)

Black_tip_reef_shark

 

The blacktip shark is found in warm coastal waters around the world—where it often encounters people. The animal frequents bays, estuaries, coral reefs, […]

Mandarin Golby

 Mandarin Golby  

(Synchiropus splendidus)

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The Mandarin Dragonet can simply not be confused with any other fish.  It has arguably the most attractive coloration and pattern of any commonly kept reef fish. […]

Starfish (Asteroidea)

 Starfish (Asteroidea)

Starfish

 

Starfish are  marine invertebrates. They typically have a central disc and five arms, though some species have more than this. The aboral or upper surface may be smooth, granular or spiny, and is […]

Powder Blue Surgeon

Powder Blue Surgeon

(Acanthurus leucosternon)

powder blue

The powder blue surgeonfish (Acanthurus leucosternon) is one of the most beautiful saltwater fish for the aquarium. It is also commonly called the powder blue tang. It belongs to […]

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