Also known as the Maori wrasse, Napoleonfish, So Mei, Mameng, or Napoleon wrasse; the humphead wrasse is found mainly in the coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It is the largest living member of the Labridae family, as males reach up to 2 metres long and females can grow up to 1 metre long. However,
Wrasses is a large family that belongs to the Labridae type of marine fish. There are one of the largest marine fish families, with 500 species in 60 genera. They are famous for their bright colours. It was first described by Cuvier in 1816. The name, wrasse, derives from the Welsh word of ‘gwrach’, which
Irwin’s Turtle is an Australian turtle species that lives in the Broken-Bowen river system and the lower Burdekin River. It was named after its “co-discoverer”, the late Steve Irwin, who was a famous zoologist and TV personality. In actual fact, Bob Irwin, who is Steve Irwin’s dad, first caught this animal on a fishing line
Also known as a sea fan or a sea whip, a gorgonian is a type of sessile colonial cnidarian which is found particularly in the tropical and sub-tropical oceans throughout the world. They are similar to the sea pen, which is a type of soft coral. A golden gorgonian There are 500 different species of
Also known as the Antarctic toothfish, the Antarctic cod is famous for many reasons. One of which, is that its name is actually a misnomer as it actually is not even related to a cod, as it is not even in the same order. In fact, it it is more closely related to the Patagonian
One of the most well known members of the sunfish family that is native to North America is the largemouth bass. Also known as a black bass, bigmouth, widemouth bass, bucketmout, Florida largemouth, green bass, Florida bass, green trout, Oswego bass, linesides, southern largemouth, and northern largemouth; it is the state fish of Alabama, Georgia,
The Australian bass is a highly predatory native fish found in streams along the east coast of Australia. As an iconic fish, they are extremely popular among anglers as they respond to all methods of angling. They are also known as the local’s answer to trout. The Australian bass are often found far upstream in
Nishikigoi, also known as just “koi” in English, is a domesticated type of brocaded carp. Also known as the Japanese carp, they are kept for decorative purposes, as they add life and colour to water gardens or outdoor koi ponds. There are many varieties of Japanese carps, which can be distinguished by the colours or
Also known as the Chilean sea bass, the Patagonian toothfish is found in the cold, temperate waters in the Southern Pacific, Southern Atlantic, Indian, and Southern Ocean on seamounts, continental shelves, and sub-Antarctice islands. They live at depths of about 45 m – 3,850 m. A drawing of the Patagonian Toothfish On average, the weight
The striped bass is a saltwater fish found in the United States and Canada. It is the state fish of South Carolina, Rhode Island, Maryland, New York, and New Hampshire. In Canada, they are found in the Gaspereau River and Minas basin in Nova Scotia. They are native to the Atlantic coastline of North America,
Smallmouth bass is a freshwater fish species that is part of the sunfish family. It is also known as the Smallmouth, Bronzeback, Brown Bass, Brownie, Smallie, Bronze Base, and Bare back Bass. They are one of the black basses, which is a popular game fish sought by North American anglers. Smallmouth in dark waters It
Originally described as Chaetodon faber by the Fresh Naturalist, Pierre-Auguste-Marie Brousoonet in 1782, the Atlantic Spadefish was later changed to Chaetodipturus faber. The Atlantic spadefish is the only member of its family, Ephippidae, to reside in the western Atlantic Ocean. Its range is limited to the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts to south-eastern Brazil. This also
Marine angelfish are a perciform fish that are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Indian, Atlantic, and western Pacific oceans. There are 7 genera and 86 species in this family, which is the Pomacanthidae. These should not be confused with freshwater angelfish that is found in the Amazon river basin. A colourful angelfish Marine
The Pacific Angelshark, also known as a monkfish, was first described by the first Curator of Ichthyology at the California Acadamy of Sciences by William O. Ayres in 1859. They live in the eastern Pacific Ocean, from as far north as southeastern Alaska, to the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, and down so southern Chile.
Pterophyllum is a genus of freshwater fish from the Cichlidae family more commonly known as angelfish. All angelfish species actually originate from the Amazon River, Essequibo River, and Orinoco River basins in South America. There are 3 Pterophyllum species which are known for being laterally compressed round bodies and elongated triangular anal and dorsal fins.