Fish

cartilaginous fish:

butterflyfish, angel fish, and bannerfish:

eels:

goatfish:

unicornfish and surgeonfish:

triggerfish:

parrotfish and wrasses:

snappers:

sweetlips:

lionfish and scorpionfish:

groupers:

fusiliers:

jacks, tunas and trevallys:

sweepers:

emperors:

Moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus:

The moorish idol is the only extant member of its family. They are widely-distributed through the Indo-Pacific.

moorish idol

Remoras:

There are four families and eight species of remoras found in tropical and subtropical waters. Four are found in the Maldives. These two are the most common. The grey ones are short suckerfish (live sharksucker), Remora remora. The striped one is slender sharksucker, Echenis naucrates. Remoras have a sucker disk on top of the head which evolved from a spinous fin into a series of laminae.

remoras remoras

hawkfish:

squirrelfish and soldierfish:

damselfish, anemonefish, and anthias

batfish:

rabbitfish:

cardinalfish:

puffers:

trumpetfish and cornetfish:

gobies, blennies, and sand perches:

Breams:

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