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Carcharhinus sorrah (Müller and Henle, 1839) (Black-tip shark)
Found on the continental and insular shelves, primarily near reefs . Sometimes in offshore waters . Live near the seabed during the day and near the surface at night . Shark movements often short but may be more than 1...
Carcharhinus limbatus (Müller and Henle, 1839) (Black-tip shark)
The fast-swimming blacktip shark is an active fish that can be seen leaping out of the water and spinning before dropping back into the sea . This agile spinning behaviour is thought to be used while feeding on small scho...
Triaenodon obesus (Rüppell, 1837) (Whitetip reef shark)
Despite its docile nature during the day this nocturnal shark can become aggressive when hunting at night, thrashing through coral reefs looking for potential prey. The whitetip reef shark usually hunts alone, but is non-t...
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...
Cromileptes altivelis (Valenciennes, 1828) (panther fish)
The humpback grouper is known to be territorial and somewhat aggressive, particularly towards smaller fish. This solitary predator hides in the rocks before ambushing its prey , which typically comprises fish and crustacea...
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...
Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Clown triggerfish)
Heniochus acuminatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Pennant coralfish)
Inhabit deep, protected lagoons and channels, and the deeper parts of outer reef slopes. Juveniles are often solitary while adults occur in pairs . A planktivorous species that generally remains within a few meters of th...
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...
Platax boersii Bleeker, 1852 (Golden spadefish)
Adults occur mostly in large schools along drop-offs, including outer reefs; singly in coastal waters. Juveniles are on deep slopes among tall coral formation . Benthopelagic .
Scarus psittacus Forsskål, 1775 (Common parrotfish)
Inhabit reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 25 m depth . Found over corals . Benthopelagic . Initial-phase fish stage usually form small feeding schools . Graze on benthic algae . Secrete a mucus cocoon .
Cetoscarus bicolor (Rüppell, 1829) (Bicolour parrotfish)
Occurs in clear lagoon and seaward reefs . Juveniles usually solitary; adults form harems ; males are territorial. Goes to several changes during growth and very large females change sex to the brightly colored male. Sm...
Scarus spinus (Kner, 1868) (Greensnout parrotfish)
Inhabits coral-rich areas of outer lagoon and seaward reefs . Usually solitary . Females usually in small groups with a male nearby; they may mix with females of similar species . An uncommon fish patchily distributed through much of its range.