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Lethrinus xanthochilus Distribution

Yellowlip emperor
Gelblippen-Strassenkehrer
Bec de cane à lèvres jaunes
Emperador de labios amarillos
Imperatore dal labbro giallo
The tropical Pacific
The Red Sea
The Indian Ocean
Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lethrinus microdon Distribution

    Smalltooth emperor
    Spitzkopf - Schnapper
    Capitaine tidents
    Emperador de dientes pequeños
    Imperatore dai denti piccoli
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 80 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 80 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Monotaxis grandoculis Distribution

    Bigeye emperor
    Großaugen-Straßenkeher
    Empereur bossu
    Emperador ojo grande
    Imperatore dai grandi occhi
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Oxycirrhites typus Distribution

    Longnose hawkfish
    Langschnauzen-Büschelbarsch
    Poisson-faucon à long nez
    Pez halcón de hocico largo
    Pesce falco muso lungo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 10 and 100 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Paracirrhites forsteri Distribution

    Freckled hawkfish
    Forsters Büschelbarsch
    Poisson-faucon à tête ponctuée
    Pez halcón de Forster
    Pesce falco di Forster
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 22 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parapriacanthus ransonneti Distribution

    Yellow sweeper
    Glasfisch
    Poisson de verre
    Salivón amarillo
    Pesce vetro
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Platax orbicularis Distribution

    Orbicular batfish
    Rundkopf-Fledermausfisch
    Platax orbiculaire
    Pez Murciélago circular
    Pesce pipistrello
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 35 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Invertebrates - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Angelfishes
    Apolemichthys xanthotis Distribution

    Yellow-ear angelfish
    Arabischer Rauchkaiserfisch
    Poisson-ange d'Arabie
    Pez ángel humo de Arabia
    Pesce angelo madreperlato
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 65 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Centropyge aurantonotus Distribution

    Flameback angelfish
    Gelbrücken-Zwergkaiserfisch
    Ange comète
    Pez Ángel Dorso de Fuego
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 15 and 200 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Centropyge argi Distribution

    Cherub angelfish
    Zwergherzogfisch
    Argi dwergkeizersvis
    Poisson-ange nain à tête jaune
    Angel pigmeo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 70 Meters.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Holacanthus tricolor Distribution

    Rock beauty
    Dreifarben-Kaiserfisch
    Hertogsvis
    Poisson-ange tricolor
    Isabelita medioluto
    Pesce angelo tre colori
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 90 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae - Tunicates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Holacanthus ciliaris Distribution

    Queen angelfish
    Blaustirn-Kaiserfisch
    Gekroonde engelvis
    Poisson-ange royal
    Cachama de piedra
    Pesce angelo regina
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Pomacanthus paru Distribution

    French angelfish
    Franzosen-Kaiserfisch
    Franse keizersvis
    Poisson-ange français
    Cachama negra
    Pesce angelo nero
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 13 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae - Tunicates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Pomacanthus arcuatus Distribution

    Gray angelfish
    Grauer Kaiserfisch
    Grijze keizersvis
    Poisson-ange gris
    Cachama gris
    Pesce angelo arcuato
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae - Tunicates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Pomacanthus imperator Distribution

    Emperor angelfish
    Imperator - Kaiserfisch
    Imperator keizersvis
    Poisson-ange empereur
    Pez ángel emperador
    Pesce angelo imperatore
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 70 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 16 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Tunicates - Sponges - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Pomacanthus maculosus Distribution

    Yellowbar angelfish
    Sichel kaiserfisch
    Poisson-ange géographe
    Pez ángel de franja amarilla o de Arabia
    Pesce angelo maculato
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pygoplites diacanthus Distribution

    Royal angelfish
    Pfauen-Kaiserfisch
    Pauwoogkeizersvis
    Poisson-ange royal
    Pez angel real
    Pesce angelo reale
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 80 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sponges - Tunicates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Eels and others
    Ammodytes tobianus Distribution

    Lesser sandeel
    Kleiner Sandaal
    Zandspiering
    Lançon ; Equille
    Lanzon
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 96 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • Maximum age known : 7 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Anarhichas lupus Distribution

    Wolf-fish
    Seewolf
    Zeewolf
    Loup atlantique
    Lobo
    Lupa di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 900 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 150 cm
  • Maximum age known : 50 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea urchins - Crabs - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Anguilla anguilla Distribution

    European eel
    Aal
    Anguille
    Anguila
    Anguela
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 700 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 130 cm
  • Maximum age known : 88 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Conger triporiceps Distribution

    Manytooth conger
    Vielzahn-Meeraal
    Veeltandige zeepaling;Veeltanden-slangaal
    Congre antillais
    Congrio dentón
    Grongo blu
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 75 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may inflict serious bites
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Conger conger Distribution

    European conger
    Conger
    Congeraal
    Congre
    Congrio
    Grongo
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1000 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 300 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Cephalopods - Crabs
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may bite
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Heteroconger halis (longissimus) Distribution

    Brown garden eel
    Karibik-Röhrenaalen
    Caribische buisaal
    Anguille jardinière
    Aguila de jardin
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 10 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Heteroconger hassi Distribution

    Spotted garden-eel
    Ohrfleck-Röhrenaal
    Anguille jardinière mouchetée
    Anguila jardinera punteada
    Anguilla giardiniera maculata
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 3 and 45 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Myrichthys breviceps Distribution

    Sharptail eel
    Spitzschwanz-Schlangenaal
    Puntstaart slangaal
    Anguille serpent à taches blanches
    Safío de manchas blancas
    Murena
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Myrichthys ocellatus Distribution

    Golden-spotted eel
    Goldtupfen Schlangenaal
    Goudgevlekte slangaal
    Anguille serpent à taches dorées
    Tieso manchas doradas;Safio ocelado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 10 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 110 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Myrichthys colubrinus Distribution

    Harlequin snake eel
    Ringelschlangenaal
    Aguille-serpent annelée
    Anguila serpiente bandeada o arlequin
    Anguilla serpente a fasce
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Ophichthus melanoporus Distribution

    Spotted snake eel
    Gefleckter Schlangenaal
    Gevlekte slangaal
    Serpentine tachetée
    Safio manchado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 0 and Meters.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 140 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may bite
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Petromyzon marinus Distribution

    Sea lamprey
    Große lampetre
    Zeeprik
    Lamproie
    Llampresa
    Lampreda di mare
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 2200 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The species is a parasite of other fish
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 120 cm
  • Maximum age known : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is mostly a carrion eater.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat

  • Apogons
    Apogon townsendi Distribution

    Belted cardinalfish
    Gürtel-Kardinalfisch
    Gordel kardinaalbaars
    Apogon à ceintures
    Cardenal trilistado
    Pesce cardinale
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 55 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Apogon binotatus Distribution

    Barred cardinalfish
    Zweibinden-Kardinalfisch
    Tweebanden kardinaalbaars
    Poisson-cardinal barré
    Cardenal bilistado, cardenal barreado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Apogon maculatus Distribution

    Flamefish
    Augenstreif-Kardinalbarsch
    Vlamvis
    Apogon_flamme
    Cardenal manchado
    Pesce cardinale
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Apogon planifrons Distribution

    Pale cardinalfish
    Fahler Kardinalbarsch
    Bleke kardinaalbaars
    Apogon pâle
    Cardenal
    Pesce cardinale
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Apogon lachneri Distribution

    Whitestar cardinalfish
    Leuchtstern-Kardinalbarsch
    Witster-kardinalbaars
    Apogon à étoile blanche
    Cardenal mancha blanca
    Pesce cardinale
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 70 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Apogon imberbis Distribution

    Cardinal fish
    Meerbarbenkönig
    Apogon
    Salmonete real
    Monaca russa
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 10 and 200 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Apogon nigripinnis Distribution

    Bullseye
    Apogon à nageoires noires
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cheilodipterus macrodon Distribution

    Large toothed cardinalfish
    Tiger-Kardinalbarsch
    Apogon à grandes dents
    Pez cardenal tigre
    Pesce cardinale tigre
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Nectamia annularis Distribution

    Ringtail cardinalfish
    Schwarzring-Kardinalbarsch
    Apogon annelé
    Pez cardenal de cola anillada
    Pesce cardinale coda striata
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 17 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Triggerfishes
    Balistapus undulatus Distribution

    Orange-striped triggerfish
    Gelbschwanzdrückerfisch
    Baliste strié
    Pez ballesta de rayas naranja
    Pesce balestra giallo verde
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Omnivorous
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Balistes vetula Distribution

    Queen triggerfish
    Königin-Drückerfisch
    Koningin trekkervis
    Baliste royal
    Pejepuerco cachuo
    Pesce balestra regina
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 55 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea urchins
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Balistes capriscus Distribution

    Gray triggerfish
    Schweinedrückerfisch
    Grijze trekkervis
    Baliste cabri
    Pez ballesta;Pejepuerco blanco
    Pesce porco;Pesce balestra
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • Maximum age known : 13 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Canthidermis sufflamen Distribution

    Ocean triggerfish
    Ozean-Drückerfisch
    Oceaan trekkervis
    Baliste océanique
    Gallo aplomado;Gallo oceánico
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 65 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Melichthys niger Distribution

    Black durgeon, Black triggerfish
    Schwarzer Drückerfisch
    Zwarte trekkervis
    Baliste noir
    Calafate negro
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 6 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Plankton
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Odonus niger Distribution

    Redtoothed triggerfish
    Rotzahn-Drückerfish
    Roodtand trekkervis
    Baliste bleu
    Pejepuerco dentirojo
    Pesce balestra nero
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Plankton - Sponges
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudobalistes fuscus Distribution

    Yellow-spotted triggerfish
    Blaustreifen Drückerfisch
    Blauwe trekkervis
    Baliste à rides bleues
    Pez ballesta azul
    Pesce balestra mareszzato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 55 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may bite
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Rhinecanthus assasi Distribution

    Picasso triggerfish
    Arabischer Picassodrücker
    Baliste Picasso arabe
    Pez ballesta picasso de Arabia
    Pesce balestra picasso arabo
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Crustaceans - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Xanthichthys ringens Distribution

    Sargassum triggerfish
    Sargasso-Drückerfisch
    Sargasso trekkervis
    Baliste des Sargasses
    Cocuyo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 80 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Sea urchins
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Blennies/Gobies
    Aidablennius sphynx Distribution

    Sphinx blenny
    Sphinx-Schleimfisch
    Blennie sphinx
    Dormilaga de roca
    Bavosa sfinge
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 3 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Coryphoblennius galerita Distribution

    Montagu's blenny
    Amphibischer Schleimfisch
    Montagu's slijmvis
    Blennie coiffé
    Moma
    Bavosa galletto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Coryphopterus lipernes Distribution

    Peppermint gobby
    Pfefferminzgrundel
    Pepermuntgrondel
    Gobie à masque bleu
    Góbido crystal, Gobio linterna
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cryptocentrus caeruleopunctatus Distribution

    Harlequin prawn-goby
    Rotmeer - Partnergrundel
    Gobie arlequin
    Gobio pareja de manchas rojas y azules
    Ghiozzo a macchie blu
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 2 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with crustaceans
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ctenogobiops maculosus Distribution

    Red Sea shrimpgoby
    Gefleckte Partnergrundel
    Gobie de sable de la Mer rouge
    Gobio pareja de mancha plateada
    Ghiozzo leopardato
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 1 and 15 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • Lives in partnership with crustaceans
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Echiichthys vipera Distribution

    Lesser weever
    Viperqueise
    Kleine pieterman
    Petite vive
    Peces víbora
    Tracina vipera
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 150 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Elacatinus (Gobiosoma) genie Distribution

    Cleaning goby
    Putzergrundel
    Poetsgrondel
    Gobie nettoyeur
    Gobio limpiador
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species can be found between 3 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • Lives in partnership with other fish species
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 5 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Gobiosoma evelynae Distribution

    Sharknose goby
    Hainasen-Grundel
    Haaieneus poetsgrondel
    Gobie à museau de requin
    Limpiador tiburón
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • Lives in partnership with other fish species
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 3 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gobius cruentatus Distribution

    Red-mouthed goby
    Blutmund-Grundel
    Gobie à bouche rouge
    Gobi de sorra
    Paganello insanguinà
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 18 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Sea worms - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Gobius geniporus Distribution

    Slender goby
    Schlankgrundel
    Gobie à joues poreuses
    Gobio galano
    Ghiozzo geniporo
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 16 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Gobius paganellus Distribution

    Rock goby
    Paganell-grundel
    Gobie paganel
    Bobi
    Paganello
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Gobius niger Distribution

    Black goby
    Schwartzgrundel
    Zwarte grondel
    Gobie noir
    Chaparrudo
    Ghizzo nero
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 75 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 18 cm
  • Maximum age known : 4 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Gobiusculus flavescens Distribution

    Two-spotted goby
    Fleckgrundel
    Ruthensparrs grondel
    Gobie nageur
    Gobio moteado
    Ghiozzo bipuntato
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 6 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Istigobius decoratus Distribution

    Decorated goby
    Dekor - Grundel
    Gobie décoré
    Gobio decorado
    Ghiozzo decorato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lepadogaster lepadogaster Distribution

    Shore clingfish
    Ansauger
    Gevlekte zuignapvis
    Porte écuelle de Gouan
    Pega roques
    Succiascoglio
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • Maximum age known : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Fishes
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lipophrys pholis Distribution

    Shanny
    Schan
    Slijmvis
    Mordocet
    Babosa crestada
    Galeto d'Istria
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 8 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods - Sea worms - Algae
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Malacoctenus triangulatus Distribution

    Saddled blenny
    Sattel Blenny, Dreieck-Blenny
    Zadelblennie
    Blennie à triangles
    Blénido triangulado, Sapito de montura
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Ophioblennius macclurei (atlanticus) Distribution

    Redlip blenny
    Rotlippen Blenny
    Roodlip slijmvis
    Blennie à lèvres rouges
    Blenio atlántico
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Opistognathus aurifrons Distribution

    Yellowhead jawfish
    Goldstirn-Kieferfisch
    Geelkopkaakvis, Geelvoorhoofd kaakvis
    Opistognathe à tête jaune
    Guardián cabeziamarillo
    Pesce minatore
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parablennius rouxi Distribution

    Long-striped blenny
    Streifen-Schleimfisch
    Blennie de Roux
    Bavosa bianca
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parablennius gattorugine Distribution

    Tompot blenny
    Gestreifter Schleimfisch
    Gehoornde slijmvis
    Blennie gattorugine
    Cabruza
    Bavosa gattorugine
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • Maximum age known : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Parablennius sanguinolentus Distribution

    Rusty blenny
    Blutstriemen-Schleimfisch
    Blennie palmicore
    Lagartina
    Bavosa sanguigna
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 2 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Paralipophrys trigloides Distribution

    Glotzäugiger Schleimfisch
    Blennie trigloïde
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Parapercis hexophtalma Distribution

    Speckled sandperch
    Schwanzfleck-Sandbarsch
    Perche de sable
    Namorado moteado
    Perchia maculata
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 22 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pholis gunnellus Distribution

    Rock gunnel
    Butterfisch
    Botervis
    Gonnelle
    Goneda
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • Maximum age known : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pomatoschistus microps Distribution

    Common Goby
    Strandgrundel
    Brakwatergrondel
    Gobie commun
    Gobito
    Ghiozzetto baltico
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 12 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Salaria pavo Distribution

    Peacock blenny
    Pfauenschleimfisch
    Blennie paon
    Gallerbo
    Bavosa pavone
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thorogobius ephippiatus Distribution

    Leopard-spotted goby
    Leopardengrundel
    Luipaardgrondel
    Gobie léopard
    Gobio leopardo
    Ghiozzo leopardo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • Maximum age known : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Sea worms - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Trachinus draco Distribution

    Greater weever
    Gewöhnliches Petermännchen
    Grote pieterman
    Grande vive
    Araña
    Dragone
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Tripterygion delaisi Distribution

    Black-faced blenny
    Gelber Spitzkopf-Schleimfisch
    Tripterygion jaune
    Rabosa groga
    Peperoncino giallo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 9 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Jacks
    Alectis ciliaris Distribution

    African pompano;Threadfin;Threadfish
    Fadenmakrele
    Afrikaanse draadmakreel;Afrikaanse pompano
    Cordonnier fil;Carangue à plumes
    Pámpano de hebra
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 80 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Alepes vari Distribution

    Herring scad
    Herings-Stachelmakrele
    Sélar harengule
    Jurel arenque
    Carangidi
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 50 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 56 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Carangoides ruber Distribution

    Bar jack
    Seitenstreifen Stachelmakrele
    Blauwstreep horsmakreel
    Carangue comade
    Cojinúa Carbonera
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Carangoides bartholomaei Distribution

    Yellow jack
    Gelbschwanz-Makrele
    Geelstaart makreel
    Carangue jaune;Carangue grasse
    Cojinúa amarilla
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 90 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Carangoides bajad Distribution

    Orangespotted trevally
    Goldkörper-Makrele
    Carangue à points oranges
    Carángido de cuerpo dorado
    Carango dorato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 55 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Carangoides ferdau Distribution

    Blue trevally
    Querstreifen - Makrele
    Carangue rayée
    Carángido de barra azul
    Carango fasciato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Caranx hippos Distribution

    Crevalle jack
    Pferdemakrele
    Paardenmakreel
    Carangue crevalle
    Jurel común
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 300 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 120 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Caranx latus Distribution

    Horse-eye jack, bigeye jack
    Grossaugen-Stachelmakrele, Westatlantische Stachel
    Paardeoog horsmakreel
    Carangue gros-yeux, Carangue moyole
    Jurel ojón, gallego
    Carangide
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 140 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 80 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Caranx lugubris Distribution

    Black jack
    Schwarze Makrele
    Zwarte stekelmakreel
    Carangue noire
    Jurel negro;Tiñosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 300 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Caranx melampygus Distribution

    Bluefin trevally
    Blauflossen Stachelmakrele
    Carangue bleue
    Carángido de aleta azul
    Carango pinne blu
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 190 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 117 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lichia amia Distribution

    Leerfish
    Große Gabelmakrele
    Liche
    Palometón
    Leccia
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 200 cm
  • Maximum age known : 2 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Sarda sarda Distribution

    Atlantic bonito
    Pelamide
    Atlantische boniter
    Bonite à dos rayé
    Bonito del Atlántico
    Palamide
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 95 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Selene vomer Distribution

    Lookdown
    Bodengucker Makrele
    Neerkijker
    Musso panache;Carangue lune
    Jorobado de penacho;Lamparosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 33 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Seriola rivoliana Distribution

    Almaco jack
    Kleine Bernsteinmakrele
    Kleine barnsteenmakreel
    Sériole limon
    Medregal limón
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 150 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Seriola dumerili Distribution

    Greater amberjack
    Seriolafisch
    Seriola
    Sériole
    Seriola
    Seriola
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 350 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 190 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Trachinotus falcatus Distribution

    Permit
    Permit
    Permit
    Pompaneau plume;Aile ronde
    Pámpano palometa
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 120 cm
  • Maximum age known : 23 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Trachinotus goodei Distribution

    Palometa
    Palometa
    Palometa
    Pompaneau guatie;Palomète
    Pámpano listado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 12 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Trachinotus ovatus Distribution

    Derbio
    Bläuel
    Vorkpompano
    Palomine
    Palometa blanca
    Stella
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 200 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Trachurus mediterraneus Distribution

    Mediterranean horse mackerel
    Mittelmeer-Bastardmakrele
    Chinchard à queue jaune
    Jurel mediterráneo
    Sugarello maggiore
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 500 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Trachurus trachurus Distribution

    Atlantic horse mackerel
    Bastardmakrele
    Chinchard commun
    Chicharro
    Sauru
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1050 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Open-sea hunters
    Argyrosomus regius Distribution

    Meagre
    Adlerfisch
    Ombervis
    Maigre
    Corvina
    Umbraine
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 300 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 230 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Cephalopods - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Centrolophus niger Distribution

    Blackfish
    Schwarzfisch
    Zwarte vis
    Centrolophe noir
    Blackfish
    Centrolofo nero
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 1000 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 150 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Centropomus undecimalis Distribution

    Common snook
    Snook
    Zeesnoek
    Brochet de mer
    Róbalo blanco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 140 cm
  • Maximum age known : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Dicentrarchus punctatus Distribution

    Spotted seabass
    Gefleckter Seebarsch
    Bar tacheté
    Lubrina atruchada
    Spigola puntata
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Mollusks
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dicentrarchus labrax Distribution

    European seabass
    Gemeiner Seebarsch
    Bar commun;Loup
    Lubina
    Lupu
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Megalops atlanticus Distribution

    Tarpon
    Atlantik-Tarpun
    Atlantische tarpon
    Tarpon
    Tarpón
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 250 cm
  • Maximum age known : 55 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Mola mola Distribution

    Ocean sunfish
    Mondfisch
    Poisson-lune
    Pez luna
    Pesce luna
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 480 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 330 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Jellyfish - Cephalopods - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.

  • Platybelone argalus Distribution

    Keeltail needlefish
    Kielschwanz-Hornhecht
    Kielstaart geepvis
    Orphie carénée
    Agujón de quilla
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scomber scombrus Distribution

    Atlantic mackerel
    Atlantische Makrele
    Gewone makreel
    Maquereau commun
    Caballa del Atlántico
    Maccarello
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 1000 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • Maximum age known : 17 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Sphyraena barracuda Distribution

    Great barracuda
    Grosser Barrakuda
    Grote barracuda
    Barracuda
    Picuda barracuda
    Barracuda
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 200 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may inflict serious bites
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Sphyraena viridensis Distribution

    Yellowmouth barracuda
    Gebänderter Barrakuda
    Gestreepte Baracuda
    Bécune à bouche jaune
    Espeton boca amarilla
    Barracuda boccagialla
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 130 cm
  • Maximum age known : 30 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The animal may inflict serious bites
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sphyraena flavicauda Distribution

    Yellowtail barracuda
    Gelbschwanz - Barrakuda
    Bécune à queue jaune
    Barracuda de cola amarilla
    Barracuda coda gialla
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thunnus thynnus Distribution

    Bluefin Tuna
    Roter Thun
    Blauwvintonijn
    Thon rouge
    Atún rojo
    Tonno rosso
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 900 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 450 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Cephalopods - Crabs
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Tylosurus choram Distribution

    Red Sea needlefish
    Rotmeer - Hornhecht
    Orphie de Mer rouge
    Pez aguja del Mar Rojo
    Aguglia del Mar Rosso
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 120 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Xiphias gladius Distribution

    Swordfish
    Schwertfisch
    Zwaardvis
    Espadon
    Pez espada
    Pesce spada
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 800 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 450 cm
  • Maximum age known : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Surgeonfishes
    Acanthurus coeruleus Distribution

    Blue tang
    Blauer Doktorfisch
    Blauwe doktervis
    Chirurgien bleu
    Navajón azul
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Acanthurus chirurgus Distribution

    Doctorfish
    Streifen-Doktorfisch
    Gestreepte doktervis
    Chirurgien docteur
    Cirujano
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 25 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Acanthurus bahianus Distribution

    Ocean surgeonfish
    Ozean-Doktorfisch
    Oceaan doktervis
    Chirurgien marron;Chirurgien noir
    Navajón pardo
    Pesce chirurgo nero
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 35 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Acanthurus sohal Distribution

    Solal surgeonfish
    Arabisher Doktorfish
    Rode Zee dokters-vis
    Chirurgien zébré
    Pez cirujano de Arabia
    Pesce chirurgo zebrato
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Acanthurus gahhm Distribution

    Black surgeonfish
    Mönchs-Doktorfisch
    Chirurgien noir
    Pez cirujano negro
    Pesce chirurgo nero
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Zebrasoma desjardinii Distribution

    Sailfin tang
    Indischer Segelflossen-Doktor
    Chirurgien voilier
    Navajón aleta de vela
    Pesce chirurgo tigrato
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Zebrasoma xanthurum Distribution

    Yellowtail tang
    Blauer Segelflossendoktor
    Chirurgien à queue jaune
    Navajón de cola amarilla o Cirujano púrpura
    Pesce chirurgo luna blu
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Trunkfishes
    Acanthostracion quadricornis Distribution

    Scrawled cowfish
    Horn-Kofferfisch
    Atlantische koffervis
    Poisson coffre taureau gribouillé
    Torito azul
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 55 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Acanthostracion polygonius Distribution

    Honeycomb cowfish
    Kuhfisch;Waben Kofferfisch
    Honingraat koffervis
    Poisson vache (coffre) à polygones
    Torito de panal
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 80 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sponges - Tunicates - Shrimps
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Arothron diadematus Distribution

    Masked puffer
    Maskenkugelfisch
    Poisson-globe masqué
    Pez globo enmascarado
    Pesce palla mascherato
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Algae - Coral - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Canthigaster rostrata Distribution

    Sharpnose puffer
    Spitznasen Kugelfisch
    Spitssnuit kogelvis;Caribische kamkogelvis
    Canthigaster des Caraïbes
    Tamboril narízon
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lactophrys triqueter Distribution

    Smooth trunkfish
    Perlen-Kofferfisch
    Parel koffervis;Gladde koffervis
    Poisson-coffre noir et blanc;Coffre baguette
    Chapín común
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lactophrys trigonus Distribution

    Buffalo Trunkfish
    Buffalo Kofferfisch
    Buffel koffervis
    Poisson coffre buffle;Poisson coffre à cornes
    Chapín búfalo;Chapín tresfilos
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lactophrys bicaudalis Distribution

    Spotted trunkfish
    Gefleckter Kofferfisch
    Gevlekte koffervis
    Poisson-coffre zinga moucheté
    Chapin pintado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lactoria cornuta Distribution

    Longhorn cowfish
    Poisson vache
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 18 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).

  • Ostracion cubicus Distribution

    Yellow boxfish
    Gelbbrauner Kofferfisch
    Geelbruine koffervis
    Poisson-coffre jaune
    Pez cofre amarillo
    Pesce scatola giallo
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Algae - Invertebrates
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Sphoeroides spengleri Distribution

    Bandtail puffer
    Geperlter Kugelfisch
    kogelvis
    Poisson-coffre à queue striée
    Tamboril collarete
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 70 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is dangerous (i.e. poisonous) if eaten
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Shoal builders
    Alosa fallax Distribution

    Twaite shad
    Finke
    Fint
    Alose feinte
    Alosa
    Cheppia
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • Maximum age known : 25 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Atherina hepsetus Distribution

    Mediterranean sand smelt
    Gemeiner Ährenfisch
    Grote zuidelijke koornaarvis
    Sauclet
    Chucleto
    Latterino sardaro
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 10 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • Maximum age known : 5 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Boops boops Distribution

    Bogue
    Gelbstriemen
    Bokvis
    Bogue
    Boga
    Boba
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 350 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • Maximum age known : 13 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Caesio suevica Distribution

    Suez fusilier
    Rotmeer-Füsilier
    Fusilier de Suez
    Fusilero de Suez
    Fuciliere di Suez
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cheilopogon heterurus Distribution

    Mediterranean flyingfish
    Fliegender Fisch
    Exocet Méditerranéens
    Juriola
    Pesce volante
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 5 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clupea harengus Distribution

    Herring
    Hering
    Haring
    Hareng
    Arenque
    Aringa
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 360 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 22 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Clupeidae spp. Distribution

    Herrings;Sardines
    Heringe;Sardinen
    Haringen;Sardienen
    Harengs;Sardines
    Sardinas
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Engraulis encrasicolus Distribution

    European anchovy
    Anchovis
    Ansjovis
    Anchois commun
    Anchoa
    Anciova
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 400 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Inermia vittata Distribution

    Boga
    Gelbstrieme
    Boga
    Boga
    Boga
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 15 and 50 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat

  • Macroramphosus scolopax Distribution

    Longspine snipefish
    Gewöhnlicher Schnepfenfisch
    Bécasse de mer
    Trompetero
    Trumbetta
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 600 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Merluccius merluccius Distribution

    European hake
    Seehecht
    Stockvisch heek
    Merlu
    Merluza
    Merluzzo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 30 and 1000 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 140 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Monodactylus argenteus Distribution

    Silver moony
    Silberflossenblatt
    Lune d'argent
    Pez Ángel malayo o Rambalí plateado
    Dollaro d'argento
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Sardina pilchardus Distribution

    European pilchard
    Sardine
    Sardien
    Sardine commune
    Sardina
    Sardina
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 100 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Spicara maena Distribution

    Blotched picarel
    Pikarelle
    Mendole
    Chucla
    Mendola
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 170 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sprattus sprattus Distribution

    Sprat
    Sprott
    Sprot
    Sprat
    Espadín
    Spratto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 150 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 16 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Damselfishes
    Abudefduf saxatilis Distribution

    Sergeant major
    Gestreifter Riffbarsch
    Sergeant-majoor
    Sergent-major
    Petaca rayada
    Sergente maggiore
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Algae - Larvae
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Abudefduf vaigensis Distribution

    Indo-Pacific sergeant
    Indopazifisher Sergeant
    Indopacifisch jufferttje
    Poisson-bagnard
    Pez Sargento mayor
    Pesce sergente
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 15 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Zooplankton - Invertebrates - Algae
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Abudefduf vaigiensis Distribution

    Sergeant-major
    Indopazifischer Sergeant
    Poisson-bagnard
    Pez Sargento mayor
    Pesce sergente
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 15 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Chromis cyanea Distribution

    Blue chromis
    Blauer Chromis
    Blauwe rifbaars;Blauwe monniksvis
    Castagnole bleue
    Jaqueta azul
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 60 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Chromis insolata Distribution

    Sunshine fish
    Olivgrüner Chromis
    Zonneschijn juffertje
    Castagnole soleil
    Jaqueta soleada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 20 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Chromis viridis Distribution

    Blue green damselfish
    Grüner Schwalbenschwanz
    Castagnole bleu-vert
    Castañuela verde azulada
    Damigella verde
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 15 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Chromis chromis Distribution

    Damselfish
    Mönchsfisch
    Castagnole
    Castañuela
    Castagnola
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Chromis viridis Distribution

    Blue green damselfish
    Grüner Schwalbenschwanz
    Chromis bleu-vert
    Castañuela verde azulada
    Damigella verde
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 8 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Microspathodon chrysurus Distribution

    Yellowtail damselfish
    Juwelen-Riffbarsch
    Juweelvis
    Demoiselle à queue jaune;Chaffet queue jaune
    Jaqueta rabo amarillo;Jaqueta colirrubia
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 3 and 15 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudanthias squamipinnis Distribution

    Lyretail anthias
    Juwelen-Fahnenbarsh
    Anthias commun
    Anthias joya
    Castagnola tropicale
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 55 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pseudanthias taeniatus Distribution

    Red sea anthias
    Rotmeer Fahnenbarsch
    Anthias rayé
    Anthias del mar rojo
    Castagnola striata
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stegastes planifrons Distribution

    Threespot damselfish
    Dreifleck-Georg
    Drievlek juffer
    Demoiselle à trois points
    Damisela tres manchas
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Stegastes partitus Distribution

    Bicolor damselfish
    Zweifarben Riffbarsch
    Tweekleuren juffervis
    Demoiselle bicolore
    Damisela Bicolor
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 7 and 45 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is aggressive and may attack
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Scorpion fishes and others
    Agonus cataphractus Distribution

    Hooknose
    Steinpicker
    Harnasmannetje
    Souris de mer
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 270 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 21 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Antennarius multiocellatus Distribution

    Longlure frogfish
    Augenfleck Anglerfisch
    Oogvlek hengelaarsvis
    Poisson-pêcheur
    Sapo;pescador
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 0 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Antennarius ocellatus Distribution

    Ocellated frogfish
    Ocellus-Anglerfisch
    Ocellus hengelaarsvis
    Poisson-grenouille à ocelles
    Pescador ocelado
    Rana pescatrice ocellata
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 38 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Antennarius commerson Distribution

    Commerson's frogfish
    Riesen - Anglerfisch
    Antennaire géant
    Pez rana gigante
    Pesce rana gigante
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 70 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Callionymus lyra Distribution

    Dragonet
    Gestreifter Leierfisch
    Pitris
    Dragonnet
    Drago
    Cuccuma stizziata
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 400 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • Maximum age known : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Sea worms - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Chelidonichthys lucernus Distribution

    Tub Gurnard
    Roter Knurrhahn
    Grondin-perlon
    Alfondiga
    Capone gallinella
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 20 and 300 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 75 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Dactylopterus volitans Distribution

    Flying gurnard
    Karibik-Flughahn
    Vliegende poon
    Grondin volant
    Volador;Alón
    Pesce civetta
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 12 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Mollusks - Fishes
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Helicolenus dactylopterus Distribution

    Blackbelly rosefish
    Blaumaul
    Sébaste-chèvre
    Cabra de altura
    Scorfano di fondale
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 20 and 1000 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 43 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes - Cephalopods
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Lophius piscatorius Distribution

    Angler fish
    Angler
    Zeeduivel
    Baudroie
    Rape
    Rana pescatrice
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 15 and 1000 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 200 cm
  • Maximum age known : 24 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Myoxocephalus scorpius Distribution

    Shorthorn sculpin
    Seeskorpion
    Zeedonderpad
    Chaboisseau commun
    Escorpión común
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 450 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Papilloculiceps longiceps Distribution

    Indian Ocean crocodilefish
    Teppich Krokodilfisch
    Poisson-crocodile
    Pez cocodrilo o Zapatero de felpa
    Pesce coccodrillo
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Crabs
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pterois miles Distribution

    Devil firefish
    Indischer Rotfeuerfisch
    Rascasse volante
    Pez león común
    Pesce scorpione
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 60 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Fishes - Shrimps
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Pterois radiata Distribution

    Clearfin lionfish
    Strahlen- Feuerfisch
    Racasse volante rayonnée
    Pez león de aleta clara
    Pesce leone raggiato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 24 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Shrimps - Crabs
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sanopus splendidus Distribution

    Coral toadfish;Splendid toadfish
    Korallen-Krötenfisch
    Pracht paddevis
    Poisson crapaud des récifs
    Pez sapo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 8 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Sanopus astrifer Distribution

    Whitespotted toadfish
    Stern-Krötenfisch
    Sterpaddevis
    Poisson-crapaud constellé
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 5 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Saurida gracilis Distribution

    Gracile lizardfish
    Graziler Eidechsenfisch
    Poisson-Lézard
    Pez lagarto grácil
    Pesce lucertola gracile
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 135 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 32 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scorpaena plumieri Distribution

    Spotted scorpionfish
    Gefleckter Drachenkopf
    Gevlekte schorpioenvis
    Rascasse tachetée
    Sapo chaznete negro
    Pesce scorpione
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Scorpaena porcus Distribution

    Black scorpionfish
    Brauner Drachenkopf
    Rascasse brune
    Cabracho
    Scorfano nero
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 800 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scorpaena scrofa Distribution

    Largescaled scorpionfish
    Große Meersau
    Chapon
    Cabracho
    Scorpena rossa
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 200 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Mollusks
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scorpaena notata Distribution

    Small red scorpionfish
    Kleiner Roter Drachenkopf
    Rascasse pulpeuse
    Gallineta
    Scorfanotto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 700 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Scorpaena elongata Distribution

    Slender rockfish
    Rosa Drachenkopf
    Rascasse rose
    Gallineta rosada
    Scorfano rosa
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 75 and 800 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps - Invertebrates
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Scorpaenopsis oxycephala Distribution

    Small-scale scorpionfish
    Fetzen-Drachenkopf
    Poisson scorpion à tête plate
    Pez escorpión de cabeza plana
    Pesce scorpione tessellato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Synanceia verrucosa Distribution

    Reef stonefish
    Echter Steinfisch
    Poisson-pierre commun
    Pez piedra
    Pesce pietra
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 45 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be very dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Synodus intermedius Distribution

    Sand diver
    Sandtaucher
    Zandduiker
    Anoli de sable;Poisson lézard rayé jaune
    Lagarto mato;Guaripete
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 320 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Synodus saurus Distribution

    Atlantic lizardfish
    Atlantischer Eidechsenfisch
    Groene hagedisvis
    Poisson-lézard
    Pez lagarto
    Pesce lucertola
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 400 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Synodus dermatogenys Distribution

    Sand lizardfish
    Sand - Eidechsenfisch
    Poisson-lézard de sable
    Pez lagarto de arena
    Pesce lucertola di sabbia
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Hides in the sand.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 24 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Taurulus bubalis Distribution

    Longspined bullhead
    Seebull
    Groene zeedonderpad
    Chabot-buffle
    Cabrachito
    Scazzone marino
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 200 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thalassothia cirrhosa Distribution

    Red Sea toadfish
    Rotmeer - Krötenfisch
    Poisson crapaud de mer Rouge
    Pez sapo del Mar Rojo
    Aplodocio dai cirri
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 200 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Imitates a rock or a coral.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Trigloporus lastoviza Distribution

    Streaked gurnard
    Gestreifter Knurrhahn
    Grondin strié
    Borracho
    Capone ubriaco
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 18 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Uranoscopus scaber Distribution

    Atlantic stargazer
    Himmelsgucker
    Sterrenkijker
    Uranoscope
    Pez rata
    Pesce prete
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 400 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in the sand.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Squirrelfishes
    Heteropriacanthus cruentatus Distribution

    Glasseye
    Glasaugenbarsch
    Roodgevlekte grootoogbaars
    Beau claire de roche
    Catalufa de roca
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 17 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Holocentrus rufus Distribution

    Longspine squirrelfish
    Langstachel-Husar
    Caribische eekhoornvis
    Poisson-soldat à longues épines
    Candil soldado
    Olocentride
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Shrimps - Gastropods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Holocentrus adscensionis Distribution

    Longjaw squirrelfish
    Husar
    Eekhoornvis
    Marignan coq;Cardinal blanc
    Candil gallito
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 180 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Myripristis jacobus Distribution

    Blackbar soldierfish
    Karibischer Halsband Soldatenfisch
    Caribische soldatenvis
    Mombin
    Candil de piedra;Candil colorado
    Olocentride dalla banda nera
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Myripristis murdjan Distribution

    Pinecone soldierfish
    Weißsaum-Soldatenfisch
    Poisson-soldat à œillères
    Candil ardilla
    Pesce soldato rosso
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Neoniphon marianus Distribution

    Longjaw squirrelfish
    Gelber Husar
    Oranje eekhoornvis
    Poisson-écureuil à longues mâchoires
    Candil mariano
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 18 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Neoniphon sammara Distribution

    Spotfin squirrelfish
    Blutfleck-Husar
    Ecureuil tacheté
    Pez ardilla mancha color sangre
    Pesce scoiattolo di Sammara
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 45 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 32 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Priacanthus arenatus Distribution

    Bigeye
    Roter Grossaugenbarsch
    Rode glasoogbaars
    Soleil franc
    Catalufa toro
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 10 and 200 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Priacanthus hamrur Distribution

    Moontail bullseye
    Gewöhnlicher Großaugenbarsh
    Beauclaire lanterne
    Catalufa espejuela
    Pesce occhio grosso dalla coda di luna
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 10 and 250 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sargocentron coruscum Distribution

    Reef squirrelfish
    Riff-Husar
    Rif eekhoornvis
    Poisson-écureuil des coraux
    Candil rayado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sargocentron vexillarium Distribution

    Dusky squirrelfish
    Dunkler Husar
    Duister Eekhoornvis
    Cardinal sombre
    Carajuelo oscuro;Candil listado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sargocentron rubrum Distribution

    Redcoat
    Gestreifter Soldatenfisch
    Poisson-écureuil à tâches noires
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 80 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Shrimps - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Sargocentron spiniferum Distribution

    Sabre squirrelfish
    Riesen-Husar
    Poisson-écureuil géant
    Pez ardilla gigante
    Pesce scoiattolo spinoso
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 120 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Sargocentron caudimaculatum Distribution

    Silverspot squirrelfish
    Schwanzfleck - Husar
    Ecureuil Tahitien
    Pez candil de cola plateada
    Pesce scoiattolo della coda bianca
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Seahorse
    Corythoichthys flavofasciatus Distribution

    Network pipefish
    Netzseenadel
    Netzeenaald
    Syngnathe à réseaux
    Pesce ago fantasma reticolato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 14 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hippocampus reidi Distribution

    Longsnout seahorse
    Langschnäuziges Seepferchen
    Langsnuit zeepaardje
    Hippocampe long nez
    Caballito hocicudo
    Cavalluccio marino
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 0 and 15 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hippocampus erectus Distribution

    Lined seahorse
    Gestreiftes Seepferdchen
    Gestreept zeepaardje
    Hippocampe rayé
    Caballito rayado
    Cavalluccio marino
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 19 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Chemistry/pharmacy.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hippocampus guttulatus Distribution

    Long-snouted seahorse
    Langschnäuziges Seepferdchen
    Hippocampe moucheté
    Caballito de mar
    Cavalluccio camuso
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 1 and 12 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 16 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Hippocampus suezensis Distribution

    Egyptian seahorse
    Hippocampe égyptien
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 1 and 70 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    Used in the clothing, footwear or crafts industries for the manufacture of articles (jewellery, etc.).
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Solenostomus paradoxus Distribution

    Ornate ghost pipefish
    Poisson-fantôme orné
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Hides in branchy corals and rods.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • The animal feeds on plankton or small organisms.
  • The animal is a protandrous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Wrasses
    Acantholabrus palloni Distribution

    Scale-rayed wrasse
    Stachel-Lippfisch
    Schubvin lipvis
    Acantholabre
    Tordo de fondo
    Lappira imperiali
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 20 and 500 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Bodianus rufus Distribution

    Spanish hogfish
    Spanischer Schweinslippfisch
    Spaanse zwijnslipvis
    Labre espagnol;Pourceau espagnol
    Vieja colorada;Peje perro colorado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Sea urchins
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Bodianus pulchellus Distribution

    Spotfin Hogfish
    Kubalippfisch
    Cubaanse zwijnslipvis
    Pourceau dos noir
    Vieja lomonegro;Loro perro colorado
    Pesce donzella coda gialla
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 15 and 120 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Bodianus diana Distribution

    Diana's hogfish
    Dianas Lippfisch
    Diana's zwijnslipvis
    Labre de Diane
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Centrolabrus exoletus Distribution

    Rock cook
    Kleinmäuliger Lippfisch
    Roze Lipvis
    Centrolabre
    Centrolabro
    Tordo
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 18 cm
  • Maximum age known : 6 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Cheilinus undulatus Distribution

    Humphead wrasse
    Napo-Panzerwels
    Napoléon
    Napoleòn
    Becculongu
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 100 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 230 cm
  • Maximum age known : 32 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asEndangered

  • Cheilinus lunulatus Distribution

    Broomtail wrasse
    Besenschwanz-Prachtlippfisch
    Labre à franges
    Lábrido cola de escoba
    Tordo dalla coda sfrangiata
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Cheilinus fasciatus Distribution

    Redbreasted wrasse
    Rotbrust Prachtlippfisch
    Labre à poitrine rouge
    Lábrido de pecho rojo
    Labride a cinque strisce
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Echinoderms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Clepticus parrae Distribution

    Creole wrasse
    Kreolen-Lippfisch
    Creool lipvis
    Labre créole; Donzelle créole
    Doncella mulata; Rabirrubia genízara
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Zooplankton
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Coris aygula Distribution

    Clown coris
    Spiegelfleck-Lippfisch
    Oranjevlek lipvis
    Girelle-clown
    Lábrido payaso
    Labride pagliaccio
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 120 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea urchins
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Coris formosa Distribution

    Queen coris
    Brauner Clown-Lippfisch
    Girelle reine
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • Maximum age known : 12 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Sea urchins - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Coris julis Distribution

    Mediterranean rainbow wrasse
    Meerjunker
    Girelle commune
    Doncella
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 120 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • Maximum age known : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Gastropods - Shrimps - Sea urchins - Sea worms
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Ctenolabrus rupestris Distribution

    Goldsinny-wrasse
    Klippbarsch
    Kliplipvis
    Rouquié
    Tabernero
    Tordo dorato
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 18 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Gastropods
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Gomphosus caeruleus Distribution

    Green birdmouth wrasse
    Schnabellippfisch
    Labre-oiseau
    Lábrido pájaro
    Labride uccello
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Halichoeres garnoti Distribution

    Yellowhead wrasse;Neon wrasse
    Gelbkopf-Junker
    Geelkop lipvis
    Labre à tête jaune
    Vieja amarilla; Doncella amarilla
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 80 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Halichoeres radiatus Distribution

    Puddingwife wrasse
    Pudding-Junker
    Pudding lipvis
    Labre arc-en-ciel
    Doncella arco iris
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Halichoeres cyanocephalus Distribution

    Yellowcheek wrasse
    Gelbe-Backe Lippfisch
    Gele-wang lipvis
    Girelle à front jaune
    Doncella cabeciplateada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 7 and 90 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Halichoeres brasiliensis Distribution

    Brazilian wrasse
    Brazilianischer Junker
    Braziliaan lipvis
    Labre brésilien
    Doncella braziliana
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 35 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Labroides dimidiatus Distribution

    Bluestreak cleaner wrasse
    Putzerlippfisch
    Labre nettoyeur commun
    Lábrido limpiador azul
    Pesce pulitore
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • Lives in partnership with other fish species
  • The species is a parasite of other fish
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 14 cm
  • Maximum age known : 4 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on refuse.
  • Diet : Refuse - Crustaceans
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Labrus mixtus (bimaculatus) Distribution

    Cuckoo wrasse
    Kuckuckslippfisch
    Labre mêlé;Coquette;Petite vieille
    Gallano
    Tordo fischietto
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 200 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 20 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Labrus merula Distribution

    Brown wrasse
    Brauner Lippfisch
    Merle
    Merlo
    Tordo merlo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • Maximum age known : 17 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms - Sea urchins
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Labrus turdus (viridis) Distribution

    Green wrasse
    Grüner Lippfisch
    Labre vert
    Tordo
    Tordo
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks - Fishes
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Labrus bergylta Distribution

    Ballan wrasse
    Gefleckter lippfisch
    Geflekte lipvis
    Vieille
    Margota
    Laszi
    The temperate Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 65 cm
  • Maximum age known : 29 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lachnolaimus maximus Distribution

    Hogfish
    Riesenschweinsfisch
    Zwijnslipvis;Ever lipvis
    Capitaine
    Doncella de pluma;Boquinete
    Pesce porco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 100 cm
  • Maximum age known : 11 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Gastropods - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Symphodus cinereus Distribution

    Grey wrasse
    Grauer Lippfisch
    Crénilabre cendré
    Bodión
    Liba
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • Maximum age known : 7 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Shrimps - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus mediterraneus Distribution

    Axillary wrasse
    Mittelmeerlippfisch
    Crénilabre méditerranéen
    Tordo de roca
    Tordo rosso
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea worms - Echinoderms
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus ocellatus Distribution

    Ocellated wrasse
    Augenlippfisch
    Crénilabre ocellé
    Tordo
    Vacchetta
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 12 cm
  • Maximum age known : 5 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Sea worms - Shrimps
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus roissali Distribution

    Five-spotted wrasse
    Fünfleckiger Lippfisch
    Crénilabre à 5 taches
    Tordo vertde
    Tordo maculato
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 17 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Shrimps - Sea urchins
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus rostratus Distribution

    Long-snouted wrasse
    Schnauzenlippfisch
    Sublet
    Tordo picudo
    Tordo musolongo
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 13 cm
  • Maximum age known : 4 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Symphodus tinca Distribution

    Peacock wrasse
    Pfauen-Lippfisch
    Crénilabre paon
    Señorita
    Tordo pavone
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 50 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Echinoderms - Bivalve mollusks - Shrimps
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus bailloni Distribution

    Baillon's wrasse
    Schuppenwangen-Lippfisch
    Bailloni's lipvis
    Crénilabre de Baillon
    Bello
    Tordo di Baillon
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans - Sea worms
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Symphodus melops Distribution

    Corkwing wrasse
    Goldmaid
    Zwartooglipvis
    Crénilabre commun
    Porredana
    Tordo occhionero
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 28 cm
  • Maximum age known : 9 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thalassoma bifasciatum Distribution

    Bluehead wrasse
    Blaukopflippfisch
    Blauwkop lipvis
    Girelle-paon à tête bleue
    Doncella cabeciazul;Cara de cotorra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • Maximum age known : 3 year(s)
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Zooplankton
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Thalassoma pavo Distribution

    Ornate wrasse
    Meerpfau
    Girelle-paon
    Fredi
    Donzella pavonina
    The tropical Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 150 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Thalassoma rueppellii Distribution

    Klunzinger's wrasse
    Rotmeer-Junker
    Girelle Paon de Klunzinger
    Lábrido de Klunzinger o del Mar Rojo
    Donzella di Klunzinger
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Thalassoma lunare Distribution

    Moon wrasse
    Mondsichel-Junker
    Girelle-paon lyre
    Lábrido luna
    Labride verde e blu
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 10 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates - Plankton
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Xirichthys martinicensis Distribution

    Rosy razorfish
    Karibischer Schermesserfisch
    Roze scheermeslipvis
    Poisson-rasoir à queue droite
    Navajón rosado;Doncella llorona
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 18 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 15 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Xyrichthys novacula Distribution

    Pearly razorfish
    Spetacaturu
    Rason
    Doncella cuchilla
    Pecurella
    The tropical Atlantic
    The temperate Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 50 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • Maximum age known : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crabs - Shrimps - Mollusks
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable

  • Rabbitfish
    Siganus rivulatus Distribution

    Marbled spinefoot
    Rotmeer-Kaninchenfisch
    Poisson-lapin à vente strié
    Pez conejo jaspeado
    Pesce coniglio
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The spines of the animal can be dangerous
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Filefishes
    Aluterus scriptus Distribution

    Scrawled filefish
    Schrift-Feilenfisch
    Letter vijlvis;Schrift vijlvis
    Bourse écriture;Poisson-lime gribouillé
    Lija trompa
    Pesce lima scrittura
    The tropical Atlantic
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 100 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 110 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Diet : Omnivorous
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Cantherhines macrocerus Distribution

    Whitespotted filefish
    Weissgepunkteter Feilenfisch
    Witgestippelde vijlvis
    Poisson-lime à taches blanches
    Lija motas blancas;Lija colinegra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 2 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Rods - Algae - Sponges
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Cantherhines pullus Distribution

    Orangespotted filefish
    Schwanzfleck-Feilenfisch
    Staartvlek vijlvis
    Bourse pintade
    Lija pintada
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 3 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 20 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Sponges - Algae - Tunicates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • Cantherhines pardalis Distribution

    Honeycomb filefish
    Netz-Feilenfisch
    Bourse panthèse
    Pez lima panal
    Pesce lima leopardato
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Monacanthus tuckeri Distribution

    Slender filefish
    Schlanker Feilenfish;Kleiner Feilenfisch
    Slanke vijlvis;Trekkervis
    Bourse élancée
    Pez ballesta;Lija reticulada;Cachua perra; Cholita
    Pesce balestra
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 3 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides in branchy corals and rods.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 10 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Diet : Algae - Invertebrates
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Monacanthus ciliatus Distribution

    Fringed filefish
    Bourse à franges; Bourse émeri
    Lija de clavo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in seagrass among algae or phanerogams.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found among algae or invertebrates (sponges, rods, corals...)
  • The species can be found between 3 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Hides among algae.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 24 cm
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • The animal changes colour like a chameleon
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Oxymonacanthus halli Distribution

    Red Sea longnose filefish
    Rotmeer - Palettenstachler
    Bourse Arlequin
    Pez lima arlequín
    Pesce lima arlecchino
    The Red Sea
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 30 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a couple
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 7 cm
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Stephanolepis hispidus Distribution

    Planehead filefish
    Brauner Feilenfisch
    Bruine vijlvis
    Bourse à tête plane;Lime à grande tête
    Gallo verde
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 80 Meters.
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Shrimps - Zooplankton
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.

  • stephanolepis diaspros Distribution

    Reticulated leatherjacket
    Gitter - Feilenfisch
    Bourse réticulée
    Pez ballesta reticulada
    Pesce balestra reticolato
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species can be found between 1 and 65 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Endemic species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjans
    Anisotremus virginicus Distribution

    Porkfish
    Virginia Grunzer; Schwein-Grunzer
    Zwijnsgrommer; Spaanse vlag; Boneknaap
    Grogneur de Virginie; Gorette des vierges; Poisson-porc
    Burro catalina
    Pesce porco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 2 and 20 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Mollusks - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Anisotremus surinamensis Distribution

    Black margate
    Surinam-Grunzer
    Surinaamse grommer
    Lippu croupia
    Burro pompón
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is generally found at the bottom of a hole
  • The species can be found between 0 and 20 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 76 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Haemulon flavolineatum Distribution

    French grunt
    Französischer Grunzer
    Franse grommer
    Gorette jaune
    Ronco amarillo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 30 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Haemulon chrysargyreum Distribution

    Smallmouth grunt
    Gelbstreifen-Grunzer
    Geelgestreepte grommer;Kleinbek grommer
    Gorette tibouche
    Ronco boquilla;Jeniguano amarillo
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 25 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 25 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Plankton - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Haemulon melanurum Distribution

    Cottonwick grunt
    Schwarzrücken-Grunzer
    Zwartstaat grommer
    Gorette mèche;Gorette queue noire
    Ronco mapurite
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 50 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 33 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest

  • Haemulon parra Distribution

    Sailor's grunt; sailors choice
    Grauflossen-Grunzer
    Grijsfinnen grommer
    Gorette marchand
    Ronco plateado
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally found in the open sea.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 25 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 42 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Haemulon plumierii Distribution

    White grunt
    Kopfstreifen-Grunzer
    Knorvis
    Gorette blanche
    Ronco margariteño;Cachicata blanca
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 0 and 40 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 53 cm
  • Maximum age known : 15 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Haemulon album Distribution

    White margate
    Weisser-Grunzer; Silber-Grunzer; Dreibindengrunzer
    Witte grommer
    Gorette margate
    Ronco blanco
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 2 and 60 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 80 cm
  • The animal feeds mainly on small invertebrates that it gleans on the seafloor.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus apodus Distribution

    Schoolmaster snapper
    Schulmeister-Schnapper
    Schoolmeester, Baarsje
    Vivaneau dents de chien;
    Pargo amarillo; Pargo cotorro;Cají
    Grugnitore
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 50 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally living in a group
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lutjanus griseus Distribution

    Grey snapper
    Grauer Schnapper
    Grijze snapper
    Vivaneau gris
    Pargo prieto;Pargo gris
    Caranha
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 180 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 70 cm
  • Maximum age known : 21 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus jocu Distribution

    Dog snapper
    Hundsshnapper
    Bastaardbaars
    Pagre dents de chien
    Pargo jocú;Cubera caballera
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 10 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 128 cm
  • Maximum age known : 21 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.

  • Lutjanus analis Distribution

    Mutton snapper
    Hammel-Schnapper
    Schaapsbaars
    Vivaneau sorbe; Lutjan mouton; Pagre vivaneau
    Pargo criollo; Pargo sanjuanero
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal shows curiosity towards the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 90 cm
  • Maximum age known : 29 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans - Cephalopods
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus cyanopterus Distribution

    Cubera snapper
    Cubera-Schnapper
    Cubera snapper
    Vivaneau cubera
    Pagro cubera
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 15 and 55 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 165 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Shrimps
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species is classified asVulnerable
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus monostigma Distribution

    One-spot snapper
    Einfleckschnapper
    Vivaneau églefin
    Pargo de una mancha
    Lutiano macchia nera
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 1 and 60 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 60 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus kasmira Distribution

    Bluestripe snapper
    Blaustreifen-Schnapper
    Lutjan à lignes bleues
    Pargo de rayas azules
    Lutiano strisce blu
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 265 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 40 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Lutjanus sebae Distribution

    Emperor red snapper
    Kaiserschnapper
    Empereur rouge
    Pargo imperial rojo
    Lutiano imperiale
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 5 and 180 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 116 cm
  • Maximum age known : 35 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is in great demand and highly appreciated
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Lutjanus ehrenbergii Distribution

    Blackspot snapper
    Ehrenberg - Schnapper
    Vivaneau encrier
    Pargo de Ehrenberg
    Lutiano di Ehrenberg
    The tropical Pacific
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 0 and 30 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 35 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.
  • The species can be confused with other species of similar appearance!

    Ocyurus chrysurus Distribution

    Yellowtail snapper
    Gelbschwanzschnapper
    Geelstaart snapper;Lane snapper
    Vivaneau queue jaune
    Rabirrubia
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 3 and 20 Meters.
  • Very common species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 75 cm
  • Maximum age known : 14 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Crustaceans - Fishes - Gastropods
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Plectorhinchus gaterinus Distribution

    Blackspotted sweetlips
    Schwarztupfen-Süßlippe
    Afrikaanse diklipvis
    Gaterin moucheté
    Labios dulces de manchas negras
    Grugnitore a macchie nere
    The Red Sea
    The Indian Ocean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 5 and 55 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species is generally found on or close to the seafloor.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally lives in shoals.
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 50 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Plectorhinchus mediterraneus Distribution

    Rubberlip grunt
    Mittelmeer-Süßlippe
    Garerin de Méditerranée
    Burro
    Pesce burro
    The tropical Atlantic
    The Mediterranean
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed in a sandy/silty area.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • The species can be found between 10 and 150 Meters.
  • Uncommon Species
  • General behaviour of the species
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 80 cm
  • The animal is a hunter low in the food chain.
  • Diet : Invertebrates
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Groupers
    Cephalopholis fulva Distribution

    Coney
    Coney Zackenbarsch
    Koraaltandbaars; Zwarte sproetelvis; Caribische juweelbaars
    Coné ouatalibi; Tanche; Guativere
    Corruncha; Sofía Parguete; Cherna cabrilla; Guatív
    The tropical Atlantic
    Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally motionless in its environment
  • The species is found in a sheltered zone
  • The species can be found between 3 and 150 Meters.
  • Common species.
  • Environment and movement of the nocturnal species
  • The species is generally observed on the reef or near it.
  • The species is generally seen moving in its environment.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is territorial
  • Species generally solitary
  • The animal is fearful of the diver
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 45 cm
  • Maximum age known : 11 year(s)
  • The animal is a hunter high in the food chain.
  • Diet : Fishes - Crustaceans
  • The animal can show variable colouring
  • The animal is a protogynous transsexual
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species is good to eat
  • The species is exploited in the following sector(s) :
    - Aquarium enthusiasts.
    - Fishing or commercial aquiculture for food.
    -Sport or local fishing.

  • Cephalopholis cruentatus Distribution