Mahe is the largest and main island of the Seychelles. The country's economic and political center is the capital, Victoria. Mahe is home to the international airport and 90% of the country's total population. Mahe is located at 4 degrees south latitude and is 17 miles long by 2 to 5 miles wides wide, covering 58 square miles. The highest point is Morne Seychellois at 2972 feet. The island is alkali granite with inclusions of smokey quartz. Mahe has 68 beaches.
Skunk anemonefish, Amphiprion akallopisos
Humbug damsel, Dascyllus aruanus
Schultz's pipefish, Corythoichthys schultzi
Sand lizardfish, Synodus dermatogenys
Emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator
Longfin spadefish, Platax teira
Common lionfish, Pterois volitans
Zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra
Scalloped torpedo ray, Torpedo panthera
Banded sergeant, Abudefduf septemfasciatus
Trumpetfish, Aulostomus chinensis
Rusty parrotfish, Scarus ferrugineus
Parrotfish, Scarus sp.
Spotted butterflyfish, Chaetodon guttatissimus
Moon wrasse, Thalassoma lunare
White-edged soldierfish, Myripristis murdjan
Moorish idol, Zanclus cornutus
Indian sand wrasse, Coris frerei
Semicircle angelfish, Pomacanthus cf semicirculatus
Moray eel, Gymnothorax sp.
Giant moray, Gymnothorax javanicus
Reticulated moray, Gymnothorax richardsoni
Whitemouth moray, Gymnothorax meleagris
Pustulose wart slug, Phylidiella pustulosa
White-banded cleaner shrimp, Lysmata amboinensis
Blue sea star, Linckia laevigata
Octopus, Octopus sp.
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