Yellow eye pufferfish
grows to 30cm. Smooth body. When uninflated, oval shaped. Coral rubble
near reefs. Sometimes
seen on some of our shores.
grows to 14cm. A green back with black spots. The tail fin has dark
bars. Sometimes seen in our mangroves.
Body plain without markings, tail fin yellowish with a dark brown
rim. Sometimes, the eyes are yellow. Living reefs and seagrasses.
Sometimes seen on our Southern shores.
Smooth body. Eyes and mouth at the top of the head facing upwards.
Entire fish usually buried in sandy areas near seagrasses. Sometimes
seen on our Northern shores.
grows to 30cm. Round head, small body, well camouflaged. Under stones
and among coral rubble. Common on many of our shores.
to 18cm. Globular body, well camouflaged. Pelvin fins with 'elbows'
and ends in graping 'hands'. Slow moving. Coral rubble and reefs.
Sometimes seen on some of our Southern shores.
Globular body, all black with pale lure and pale edges on fins and
tail. Coral rubble and reefs. Sometimes seen on some of our Southern
to 45cm. Cubical body, yellow without horns. Among seagrasses. Seen
once on Pulau Sekudu.
30 cm. Cubical body, without horns. Hexagonal body pattern with brown
spots. Seen once on Cyrene Reefs.
grows to 40cm. Boxy body, a pair of 'horns' above the eyes. Among
seagrassess. Sometimes seen on some of our shores.
Dorsal fin begins above eyes and dorsal fin membranes are incised.
A pair of large backward pointing spines above mouth. Coral rubble
and seagrasses. Commonly seen on many of our shores.
grows to 17cm. Has a pair of small spines on the upper jaw in front
of the eyes that curves forward. Coral rubble. Sometimes seen on some
of our shores.
grows to 15cm. Head has no spines, fringed flaps over nostrils. It
is NOT a scorpionfish and belongs to the Family
Serranidae which includes groupers. Coral rubble. Commonly seen
on some of our shores.
Small eyes, tiny depression near the eyes, horizontal mouth. Coral
rubble. Sometimes seen on some of our shores.
grows to 30-40cm. A bony ridge between the small eyes, hollow 'cheeks',
downturned mouth, stout dorsal spines. Coral rubble. Sometimes seen
on our Southern shores. HIGHLY