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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...
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...
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...
Sphyraena barracuda (Edwards, 1771) (Alho)
Sphyraena forsteri Cuvier, 1829 (Bigeye barracuda)
Nocturnally active, but occurring in large schools above lagoon patch reefs and along outer reef slopes during the day . Feeds mainly on fishes, but also on penaeid shrimps and squids. Sold fresh, frozen or dried salted. Reports of ciguatera poisoning need confirmation.
Balistoides viridescens (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Titan triggerfish)
Occur in lagoon, seaward reefs and sheltered inner reef slopes . Juveniles often associated with isolated patches of branching coral or rubble of shallow sandy protected areas. Adults occur singly or in pairs on the slo...
Balistoides conspicillum (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Clown triggerfish)
Muraena retifera Goode and Bean, 1882 (Moray eel)
Known only from moderate depths along outer continental shelf.
Gymnothorax funebris Ranzani, 1839 (Green cong)
A benthic and solitary species occurring along rocky shorelines, reefs, and mangroves .Usually found shallower than 30 m . Due to its large size and aggressiveness, the bites of this moray are particularly dangerous . F...