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Chelonia mydas Linnaeus 1758 (Green Turtle)
Green turtles are long-lived and may take up to 59 years to reach sexual maturity Undertaking tremendous feats of navigation, adults return to the same beach to breed each season, part of the population in Brazil astonish...
Eretmochelys imbricata (LINNAEUS) 1766 (Hawksbill Turtle)
Hawksbills may take decades to mature and it could be between 20 to 40 years before they are ready to breed . Upon reaching sexual maturity, a female will typically lay up to five clutches of around 100 to 140 eggs in one ...
Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856) (Gray reef shark)
Occurs on continental and insular shelves and oceanic waters adjacent to them . Common on coral reefs, often in deeper areas near drop-offs to the open sea, in atoll passes, and in shallow lagoons adjacent to areas of str...
Arothron nigropunctatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Blackspotted puffer)
Inhabit coastal to outer reef crest and slopes with rich invertebrate growth. Adults often in pairs . Feed on corals , crustaceans, mollusks, sponges, tunicates and algae . Generally common .
Arothron stellatus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Blackspotted puffer)
Relatively uncommon in patch reefs and coral slopes near sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. Juveniles occur in sandy and weedy inner reefs, adults on clear lagoons and seaward reefs . Juveniles inshore, usual...
Diagramma pictum (Thunberg, 1792) (Painted sweetlips)
Plectorhinchus obscurus (Günther, 1872) (Giant sweetlips)
Occurs along outer reef slopes. Adults usually solitary but may occur in pairs. Juveniles in shallow turbid coastal areas .
Cephalopholis argus Bloch and Schneider, 1801 (Grouper)
A generally common species found in a variety of coral habitats from tide pools to depths of at least 40 m; prefers the 1 to 10 m reef zone. Juvenile prefers shallow, protected coral thickets . Benthic and benthopelagi...
Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskål, 1775) (Giant grouper)
Prefers clear water areas on coral reefs; juveniles have been taken from reef flats and in tide pools, adults found in deeper waters. Solitary and common in lightly fished areas . Adults from Oceania almost exclusively f...
Naso brevirostris (Cuvier, 1829) (Spotted unicornfish)
Odonus niger (Rüppell, 1836) (Redtoothed triggerfish)
Inhabits reef channels or along slopes that are subject to strong currents . Occur in current-swept seaward coral reefs. Usually form aggregations and feed on zooplankton as well as sponges . Juveniles associated with i...