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Picture copyright belongs to the photographer mentioned by each picture or www.Dogsbreathdivers.com.


Angel Fish Damselfish Lionfish Red Snapper Trigger Fish
Angler fish DartfishDartfish Long Nose Hawk fish Sailfish Trumpet fish
Barracuda File Fish Marlin Sarcastic fringehead Tuna
Batfish Flounder Mola Mola Scorpion fish Wrasse
Black Seabass Frogfish Moorish Idol Sea Horses  
Blenny Fusalier Niali worms Snapper  
Bullhead Garibaldi Parrot Fish Soldier  
Butterfly fish Goby Pipefish Squirrel  
Chromis Grunts Pollack Stonefish  
Chub Gunnard Porcupine Sunfish  
Clown Fish Haddock  Porkfish Surgeonfish  
Cod  Herring Patagonian Toothfish  Sweetlips  
Coelacanth Jacks Puffer Tang  
Crocodile fish Kagon Rabbitfish Tarpon  
Cuttle Fish Leaffish   Toothfish   
         
Marine Conservation       Not sure!

Angel Fish

The largest can be 60cm/2ft long. Adults are usually in pairs. The adult is usually a completely different pattern to the juvenile fish and tends to change when they are around 10cm/4inches long.  

Sub-family Pomacanthinea.

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Blue striped Angelfish, Thailand.
Trent Bowen, Dogsbreath diver

Blue-striped Angelfish. Also called Regal Angelfish or Royal Empress Angelfish. Length to 1 foot/36cm. The body is crossed by 8 to twelve wide curved pale blue bands edged with thick brown to black lines. The lips are yellow. The ventral fin is yellow, the anal fin has blue bands. 

Scientific name Pygoplites diacanthus (Boddaert)

 

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 Emperor Angelfish adult form Anorak DBD

This picture is of the adult form of the Emperor Angelfish. The adult is blue green with about 20 yellow, narrow horizontal stripes. The caudal fin (tail) is orange-yellow. They are widespread in the warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and the Red Sea. Length 40cm/16 inches.

Juvenile fish have a blue/black background with curved white lines all over the body. Picture awaited.

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Emperor Angelfish, Oman, Big Col in the Red sea.

Emperor Angelfish, adult form by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
Emperor Angelfish adult by Mark Walton Dogsbreathdiver in Thailand,

 

Bigeye Emperor 
(Monotaxis grandoculis)
big eye emperor fish

 

Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk 

 

French Angel Fish Juvenile french angel fish  
A juvenile form. Picture copyright by Graeme Hart and courtesy of RandSea Divers Co Ltd, Tobago. Web.
Queen Angel Queen Angel fish Picture by Mojo of HellfishDivers  in St Kitts

Anglerfish

  Angler fish by www.Waterworxbali.com  in Bali

Barracuda 

Barracuda can shoal in very large numbers, and every diver wants to swim through the centre of a circling school. But they are shy and avoid divers' bubbles.

 

Barracuda
This is a typical view that you will get in most parts of the world.
Picture by Tamworth John, Dogsbreath Diver in Mexico.

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More Barracuda!
Picture by www.twinoceans.com


Orange ringed Batfish

The hard and soft part of the body combine into one elongated body. Dark brown body with an orange edge which fades with age. They are found along tropical coastlines and in brackish water around Indonesia and Australasia . The eat a lot and grow very quickly, up to 1 foot a year.

Family: Ephippidae, Scientific name: Platax orbicularis

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Orange ringed Batfish. Picture by dave4scuba@hotmailcom  

   

Black Sea Bass

The Black Sea Bass is blue/black/grey and may have a darker stripe down its length. It prefers shallow waters although it can be found down to 120 feet /35 metres It is commonly found along Northeast Florida and the Gulf coastline where it inhabits rocky areas and hard bottoms such as boat jetties. Can grow to 24inches/60cm

Centropristis striata, Family: Grouper/Seabass-Serranidae

 Excellent and copyrighted pictures at: http://earthwindow.com


Blenny

 

Red Lip Blenny  
Red Lip Blenny
Picture copyright by Graeme Hart and courtesy of RandSea Divers Co Ltd. Web.

   

Bullhead

Bullhead fish
Picture by www.scubadokodiak.com in Alaska.

   

Butterfly Fish
Found in tropical seas. Butterflies have a variety of lively colouration and can grow to 60cm/24 inches. They are reef fish and are active daytime swimmers. Adults are frequently found in pairs and tend to remain in the same location.
As with Angel fish, the juvenile can have a completely different colour scheme to the adult making them hard to identify. Colouration changes tend to occur when the fish is about 7-10cm or 3-4 inches.

Sub family Chaetodontidae.


Long nosed buterfly fish

Long nosed Butterfly fish by Justin, Dogsbreath diver in the Maldives, Oct 03

 

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Long nosed Butterfly Fish by  www.Tokyoscuba.com in Japan.

Usually found in the regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Philippines and near Hawaii. grows up to 8 inches/20cm

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Bluecheeks Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk 

Butterfly fish and brain coral and gorgonian
Butterfly fish.
Photo by Caver Colin, DogsbreathDiver in Aqaba, Jordan.

Bluecheeks angel fish
Bluecheeks by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02

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Bluecheeks by Colin Wainwright, Musandam peninsular, Oman 

Collared butterfly fish by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
Collared butterfly fish in Thailand 2008 by Mark Walton, Dogsbreath diver

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Collared butterfly fish in Thailand by Trent, Dogsbreath diver

Do you have pictures of freshwater fish we can add to our directory? We do acknowledge your copyright!
 
 

Butterfly fish by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
Butterfly fish in Thailand 2008 by Mark Walton, Dogsbreath diver

 

Cod 
A cold water fish which can grow to over 5 feet, but it rarely reaches 30 inches before being caught. It preys on smaller fish and other sea creatures. Cod can lay up to 2 million eggs each but breeding success is damaged by
over fishing and warming waters in the North Sea. <picture awaited> picture awaited>


Distribution: All over the Atlantic right up to the Arctic.


A Bermuda Chub

Bermuda Chub
Picture by www.dive-jamaica.com

 

Chromis also called Damselfish
The Chromis grows to 5 inches/13cm and likes shallow coastal regions and coral atolls in the Red Sea, Indian and Pacific oceans. You can see large schools of hundreds of Chromis over coral of the South Pacific. After a brief courtship the male guards the eggs for 3 -4 days when they hatch.

Chromis caeruleus

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A Blue green Chromis
Picture by www.subwayscuba.com

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 Lemon Damselfish by Anorak, Dogsbreath diver

 
Damselfish. Copyright www.siburesort.com
Copyright www.siburesort.com 
A Chromis (Damselfish) probably Chromis viridis,

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 Damselfish
from www.tokyoscuba.com 

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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea
pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk


Clown Fish

The Clown anemone fish is widely seen on reefs in all warm coral seas. They are usually seen in pairs within an anemone and can grow to 10cm / 4inches. Some large Actinia sea anemones can home several pairs. The Clowns hide within the anemones stinging arms from their predators.

Family Pomacentridae 

 

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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk

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Picture by Caver Colin, Dogsbreath Diver in Musendam, Oman

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Picture by Caver Colin, DogsbreathDiver in Jordan

Clown fish
Picture by Justin, Dogsbreath diver in T
he Maldives, Oct 03

The Saddle Backed Clownfish is found in reefs along the coasts of Indonesia, Philippines and the western Pacific. Its body is a dark red/brown with a lighter face. There is a large white spot behind and saddling the dorsal fin and another over its head and behind its eyes. Picture awaited.

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Picture by Anorak, Dogsbreath Diver in the Red Sea, 2002

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Clown picture by www.prodivebali.com in Bali, Indonesia.

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pictures by www.tokyoscuba.com

 

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Clown Anemone fish in Thailand.
Picture by Trent Bowen, Dogsbreath diver


Coelacanth

Photographs of the Coelacanths discovered off St Lucia, South Africa  can be seen on the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism's website www.environment.gov.za

Coelacanths were thought to be extinct a few million years ago but they have now been seen in Comoros, Indonesia and South Africa, although they are usually so deep you cannot dive them without a submersible. They have been filmed at 114 metres for 12 minutes without one - but not many recreational divers will match this.

Click here for more details on the South African find.

 


Crocodile fish

Details awaited

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picture by www.mantapoint-aonang.com in Thailand

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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk 

Crocodile fish

Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02


Cuttle Fish

Lay eggs into hard coral. The eggs absorb water and swell to lock them in position and make them hard for Butterfly fish to eat.

 

Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish picture copyright www.siburesort.com in Malaysia

Cuttlefish

Picture by www.aquasportlanzarote.com in Spain

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Picture, www.tokyoscuba.com in Japan


Dartfish

 

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from www.tokyoscuba.com 

   

Frogfish

"These are really ugly fish!"Frogfish
 frog fish
Pictures by Tamworth John, Dogsbreath Diver in the Similans 2005

frogfish
picture by http://photos.yahoo.com/magicpudding  in the Philippines

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File Fish  

Filefish, Monacanthidae, by Tamworth John. Dogsbreath divers These are closely related to Triggerfishes with a flattened body, small mouth and rough skin. Relatively shy. Eats coral polyps. Often found in Sargassum weed. Colour varies. Length up to 15 inches.


Latin name Monacanthidae


Flounder

The Flounder is a flat fish, of oval shape but slimmer than Plaice with a square cut tail. Widespread distribution around Britain and Ireland. Their natural top colour is dull brown or greeny brown but they can change their colour to camouflage themselves to hide from prey and predator. The underside is white. They spend most of the day hidden in mud or sand and eat other fish e.g. pipe fish. Maximum size is 50cm but rarely seen over 30cm due to fishing. They are more likely to be seen on a night dive when they are feeding in shallow water. They can tolerate reduced salinity in estuaries. Picture awaited.

 


Fusalier

 

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Picture by Big Colin, Dogsbreath diver

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Whale Rock. Picture by PagoPago Divers Samoa 
 

 

Garibaldi 

 

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Adult (left) and Juvenile Garibaldi, (right)

California, Laguna Beach Deadmans Reef & Divers Cove

Pictures: Tom Haight Marine Wildlife Photography: http://oceanimages.com

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Gunnard

Gunnard
Gunnard by www.seawolfdivingschool.com in Montserrat.

 

Do you have pictures of freshwater fish we can add to our directory? We do acknowledge your copyright!


Grunts

Grunts shoal
Picture by www.oceandivecenter.com

   

Goby:

Neon Goby: A cleaner fish found around coral heads picking parasites off larger fish. Easily identified by two fluorescent blue strips running through its eyes, along its back to the tip of its tail. Picture awaited.

 

Haddock 
A cold water marine fish which can grow to over 3 feet. It preys on smaller fish and other sea creatures. Haddock can lay up to 300,000 eggs each.


Distribution: All over the Atlantic right up to the Arctic. 

 


Herring

Form enormous shoals. One shoal returns to Alaska to spawn in very shallow water. Each female lays 20,000 eggs and the milky white spawn can turn 50 miles of coastline white. They are eaten by the million by humpback whales in Alaska, and humanity. Their population in Alaska has reduced by 90% in the last 20 years (1980 - 2000).

Herring stay near the surface at night which is when you may be able to see sea lions and seagulls hunting them.


Jacks

These are fast swimming fish, found in the warm regions of Indian and Pacific oceans. Eat anchovies and small fish.

Family Caranidae

Jacks

Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02

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Picture: www.scubaiguana.com in Galapagos

 

Kagon

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from www.tokyoscuba.com 

   

Leaffish 

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Picture from www.prodivebali.com Bali, Indonesia.

 

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Picture by www.manta-point-aonang.com Thailand


Long Nose Hawk fish

 

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Picture by www.mantapoint-aonang.com in Thailand

   

Lionfish

They are found in every sea in the world and can grow to 8 inches. They often float freely, or rest on rocks as they wait for their prey. They prefer nearby open reefs, caves and cracks in cliff faces. The spiny dorsal fins are poisonous in all varieties and is similar to a cobra.
They eat fish and shrimps.

Sub family Pteroinae.

Lion fish

Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02

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Picture - Red sea. Tolgus BS-AC,

lionfish
Picture by Caver Colin, DogsbreathDiver in Jordan

 

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by Big Col  in the Red Sea

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Picture: Tom Haight  Marine Wildlife Photography
: http://oceanimages.com in Palau Indonesia


Striped Marlin

This large fish is the fastest in the ocean as it can travel at 70mph. It has a  long, sword like nose and many broad band vertical stripes on its body. Can grow to 3 meters long. Hunts in the daylight and down to 100m. Eat fish e.g. sardines.

Seen off Baja California. Pacific ocean and Goat Island New Zealand.

Please mention you saw the air station mentioned on our Dogsbreath Divers site when you get your air.

 

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Picture: Goat Island Scuba Safaris, New Zealand

 

Niali worms
These are small red worms around 4inches long found off Sumba island in Indonesia. The adults live in holes in the reef. The local people regard them as a delicacy. 

 


Parrot Fish  A common reef fish, blue green in colour. Colouration can vary considerably between ages and sexes. Usually found in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean They bite off hard corals, eat the fleshy coral polyps within and pulverise the coral into sand. Parrot fish can grow to 24 inches.

The biggest we have seen are in Musandam, Oman.

Family Scaridae.

 

Bicolour Parrotfish
 (Cetoscarus bicolor)
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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk 

The picture on the left is the mature male (terminal male). The name comes from the female which is dark grey with a broad yellow stripe down the length of the back.

 
 

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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk 

 

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Pictures by Big Col, Dogsbreath diver in the Red Sea
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Patagonian Toothfish  It grows slowly up to 7 feet/2metres. It can live for 50 years and does not breed until 10 years old.. It lives in deep water (300 metres to 1500 metres) Eaten by Sperm whales. Little else is known.

Distribution: Found on underwater ridges, mountain tops and continental shelves around sub-Antarctic islands.


Pipefish also called Trumpet fish

Divers normally notice them when they are 2-3ft/66cm - 1m long. They swim with their dorsal and pectoral fins, have heavily ossified skin and small caudal fins. They are related to sea horses and the male incubates their eggs which hatch in around 10-45 days. They eat plankton which is sucked through their tubular mouths.

Family Syngnathidea. 

Trumpetfish by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
Picture by Mark Walton, 
Dogsbreath diver. Thailand 2008


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Picture, Caver Colin, 
Dogsbreath Diver
Cayman Islands.

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Picture, www.tokyoscuba.com in Japan

Ghost pipe fish

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picture by www.mantapoint-aonang.com in Thailand

   

Panamic Porkfish

A reef fish. They are closely related to Sweetlips, Snappers and Grunts and are found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Florida, Bermuda to Brazil.

They have a bright yellow-gold background colour with two diagonal bands on the head. They can grow to 1 foot / 30cm.

Family: Pomadasyidae.

Cabo Pulmo Reef, Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

 panamic porkfish

Picture: Tom Haight Marine Wildlife Photography :
 
http://oceanimages.com

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Puffer

These fish can inflate their bodies to several sizes larger than in their normal swimming state. They do it when feeling threatened. It makes them look formidable and physically harder to swallow.

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Picture by www.tokyoscuba.com

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Are these both puffers?
Picture by Tamworth John in Mexico

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Picture by www.tokyoscuba.com

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Picture by Caver Colin, Dogsbreath diver in Aqaba, Jordan
Puffer fish
Picture by www.aquasportlanzarote.com in Spain

Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02
Puffer fish
Picture by Tamworth John in Mexico
(but we're not sure which variety)
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Picture by James Yonge in the Scilly Isles, UK http://scubadiving.8k.com 


A Masked Puffer Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02

Lionfish
A Puffer Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02
by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand puffer by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
by Mark Walton, Dogsbreath diver in Thailand

Pollack

Pollack stay deep (120m) at night. <picture awaited ~ daylight will do!>

 


Red Snapper

Red snapper  
by www.tokyoscuba.com

   

Rabbitfish

This family are related to the Surgeon fishes. They are characterised by an out-thrust, fixed munching mouth. It is a lively swimmer and a sociable plant eater found in warm coastal areas.

The body and vertical fins are bright yellow, they have a dark snout with a dark chin besides having two white streaks. Beware of the sharp spines. Length - 10 inches /25 cm

Family Siganidae Picture awaited.


Sailfish  One of the fastest fish in the ocean It has a large dorsal fin down the whole of its back and hunts fish during daylight.

 


Sarcastic fringehead

Excellent and copyrighted pictures at: http://earthwindow.com
Details awaited.


Sardines

Seen in June off the coast of Natal, east South Africa . They form shoals of up to a mile long. The current reverses in June bringing up nutriments, which is eaten by plankton forming an algae bloom, which the sardines eat. Hundreds of Bronze Whaler, and hammerhead sharks follow the sardines.


Scorpion fish/Stonefish

Scorpion fishes are found in every sea of the world. They are predators and many have poisonous spines similar to Lionfish. The poison is comparable to a snake. Normally active in the twilight hours. Family Scorpaenidae.

Pictures by Big Col, Dogsbreath Diver in Oman 2000

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Scorpion fish stonefish

Scorpionfish
Picture by www.PhiPhi-scuba.com in Phuket.

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Picture by Caver Colin in Aqaba, Jordan 2002

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 www.tokyoscuba.com in Japan

scorpionfish
Picture by Pete West in Sharm el Sheikh Egypt.

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Picture by www.tokyoscuba.com 
/scorpionfish

 

Sea Horses

Sea horses (and their relatives the pipefish) swim with their dorsal and pectoral fins and they can grip with their tail. Seahorses are found in tropical coastal waters and grow rapidly and achieve maturity within 6 months, but live less than three years. The male incubates the young in a pouch like a kangaroo. They only eat plankton.

Pygmy sea horses can be smaller than your small finger nail and live within the branches of a coral.

Oceanic Seahorse is brown to yellow/golden yellow and the largest at 20cm / 8 inches.

The Leafy Seadragon sea horse is a protected species in New Zealand. They live in sea grass close to shore.

Family Syngnathidea

sea horse  Photos copyright by Graeme Hart and courtesy of RandSea Divers Co Ltdsea horses Web.

 

seahorses
Seahorse by www.seawolfdivingschool.com  
in Montserrat.

Snapper
 

star fish by Mark Walton, dogsbreathdiver in Thailand
Snapper by Mark Walton, Dogsbreath diver in Thailand

 

Squirrel Fish/Soldier Fish

Squirrel and Soldier fish are twilight or night time predators. Divers will often see them under overhangs and in dark crevices  They are usually red, have bulging eyes ad a stiff spine. They can be found in all tropical reefs around the world and eat all small fish and crabs.
They grow to 20cm / 8 inches

Family: Holocentridae 

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Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk

 

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(Sargocentron ruber)

Sunfish

Also called MolaMolamola-molas. 
Sunfish are large circular fish which can be 4 metres from wing tip to wing tip and weigh 75kg or more. They eat jelly fish.
Seen: Tiawan
          Musendam peninsular, Oman
          St Ives, Cornwall, England (infrequent visitor).
          Bali

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Picture by www.Waterworxbali.com  in Bali

   

Sweetlips

Sweetlips are related to Perches and Grunts and have lively colouration, large heads with puffy lips. Once mature, they are omnivores. Some adults form schools. They eat crabs and can grow to 24inches/ 60cm.

Yellow lined sweetlips have bright orange-yellow stripes on a black background

Clown Sweetlips lives in the Indonesian/Malaysian seas and western Pacific. It is a mottled brown fish with white spots. grows to 18 inches/45 cm.

Family Pomadasyidae

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  Picture by Phil Knight in the Red Sea. pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk

Sweetlips

 Picture by Steven McCusker 
in the North Red Sea, Nov 02

 

Tang, Surgeonfish

Surgeon fish can grow large, and be aggressive. Most can change colouration and pattern at will. They are plant eaters with small mouths. Lively swimmers

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Picture by Michael Loftesnes of PagoPago Divers Samoa

Tang

This is probably a juvenile Surgeonfish (Tang).

Picture by Mark Walton, (couldn't you guess) Dogsbreath diver.

 

Spawning attracts predators such as manta rays which eat their floating eggs.

Sailfin Tang

Found on coral reefs in the Red Sea, Indian and Pacific oceans. Lots of vertical stripes of orange and purple on a grey/white background. White spots cover its face and tail.

Family Acanthuridae. 

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Picture by Cath Knight in the Red Sea pknight@knightdiving.freeserve.co.uk

   
Blue Tang

A reef fish found in the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic and can grow to 30cm/12 inches long. The young are bright yellow and begin turning to blue at 9cm/4 inches long.

Family Acanthuridae.

Philippine Surgeon Fish

Found on reefs and inshore areas of  the Indian and Pacific oceans and the Red Sea. Can be aggressive to other fish. Black face with a white chin. Blue body, bright yellow dorsal fin, whitish anal fin. Can grow to 12 inches/30cm.


Family Acanthuridae.

Powder Blue Surgeon fish

Found in the Indian and Pacific  Oceans and the Red Sae on reefs and inshore areas. T1he dorsal fin is yellow.

Powder blue surgeon fish
Picture by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, 
Nov 02

   

Clown Surgeon/ Striped Surgeon

Found on reefs and inshore waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Blue or violet belly with 8-10 horizontal blue, brown and yellow lines from the cheek and eye to the base of the tail. Grows to 18cm/7 inches.
Family Acanthuridae.


Moorish Idol

Found throughout the Indian and Pacific oceans. Eats plants and algae. Yellowish white with three broad dark brown bands running vertically. Grows to 25cm/10 inches. Has a very long, thin streamer from the dorsal fin.

It can be found up to 50m/165ft down.

Moorish idol

Moorish Idol by Tamworth John in the Similans April 2005

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Moorish Idol by www.tokyoscuba.com. Also known as Kihikihi Loulou, Toby and Tsunodashi

 

Smoothhead Unicorn Fish

Details awaited. Family Acanthuridae.


Tarpon  

Tarpon are shoaling fish. They have an upturned mouth and very silvery scales which make them hard to photograph. They can reach 2.5m/8ft in length and are seen between 0 and 100 feet/30m deep. They tend to feed at night on smaller fish. You can get really close to them, within 6 inches! - we did.
Distribution: Caribbean, Florida, Bahamas, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico. (Dogs breath Divers have been snorkeling in the water with them as they eat at the end of the jetty of Tortuga Divers, Cayman Islands).

Family Elopidae

Tarpon 
Picture, 
Tolgus BS-AC

Tarpon 
Picture Mark Walton, Dogsbreath Diver
in the Caymans

 

Trigger Fish

Picasso trigger fish
Picture by K
hun Pepsi from Blue Diamond Resort and www.kohtao-scubadiving.com, Thailand.

trigger fish
Picture by Tamworth John in Mexico

 

Tuna: There are many varieties of Tuna of all sizes. They range freely and can be in vast shoals eating smaller fish. Tuna spawn in the Mediterranean every spring.

Yellow fin Tuna take 2 years to become adults. At 3 years they weigh 200kg and can be 2 meters long. Panama.

Bigeye Tuna: Highly prized in Japan for eating raw as sushi and sashimi.

Blue fin Tuna. Adults are 4 meters long and can hunt in cold seas as they can keep themselves warm.

Tuna in Malta

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Pictures by Caver Colin 2003, Dogsbreath Diver


Wrasse: Cleaner wrasse eat parasites. Other fish regularly visit the Cleaner wrasse to be rid of the parasites.
Distribution: worldwide in warm waters. 

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This picture of a cleaner wrasse (the small blue fish on the larger one) is from www.tokyoscuba.com in Japan. 

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Cuckoo Wrasse by Tam Boyd in east Scotland

Napoleon wrasse
Napoleon Wrasse, also known as a Giant Maori Wrasse or Hump Headed Wrasse. Very common around dive boats as they like to take the food scraps and integrate well with people

Picture by http://www.mvillusions.com in the Seychelles


Lovely photos, but we are not sure what they are:
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Fish 7 Oman Tang.jpg (80322 bytes)Wrasse?
Fish 8 Seen in the Red Sea
Fish 10 nagasakisuzume.jpg (23123 bytes)
Fish 11 sakuradai.jpg (46147 bytes)
Fish and scenes in the Red Sea. We were diving from Sharm El Sheikh.

Fish 14 - 24

These pictures were taken by Big Col, Dogsbreath divers chairman.

 

AngelFish1.jpg (912751 bytes) AngelFish2.jpg (869060 bytes) BigFishSideOn.jpg (793254 bytes) Fish1.jpg (843825 bytes) Fish2.jpg (874541 bytes) Fish3.jpg (895418 bytes) Fish4.jpg (794349 bytes) Fish5.jpg (896691 bytes) MoreFish1.jpg (828561 bytes) TinyBlackWhiteFish.jpg (910323 bytes)

Keith's photos

Fish 25 - 27

Fish1.jpg (736269 bytes) Fish2.jpg (416157 bytes) Fish3.jpg (625436 bytes)

Fish 31 and 32
... and these are by Tam Boyd i
n the May Isle in the Firth of Forth, Scotland.
Fish 33-34 Pictures by Steven McCusker in the North Red Sea, Nov 02
Fish 36   by Tamworth on in the Similans112-1233_img.jpg (30375 bytes)
Fish 37, 38 and 39 south_east_asia_9.jpg (72248 bytes) south_east_asia_10.jpg (48227 bytes) south_east_asia_11.jpg (37327 bytes)
Pictures by Dave Clarke in 2005 in Indonesia, (dave4scuba@hotmail.com)
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