Similan Islands

The Similan Islands lie off the west coast of Thailand near the Burmese border.

soft coral scene crinoid scene soft coral reef scene

Octopus, Octopus sp.


Emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator


Crown-of-thorns sea star, Acanthaster planci

crown-of-thorns starfish

Spiny lobster, Panulirus sp.


Indian sailfin tang, Zebrasoma desjardinii


Coral grouper, Cephalopholis miniata

coral trout

Blue-ringed angelfish, Pomacanthus annularis


Blue ribbon eel, Rhinomuraena quaesita

blue-ribbon eel

Tassled scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis oxycephala


Ornamental decorator crab, Schizophrys aspera

crab on coral

crinoid octocoral crinoid

Yellowback fusilier, Caesio xanthonata

school of fish

Fire dartfish, Nemateleotris magnifica

flame goby

Oriental sweetlips, Plectorhinchus vittatus

oriental sweetlips

Indian sea star, Fromia indica

sea star

Christmas tree worm, Spirobranchus spp.

blue spiral gill worm


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