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Maldive Anemonefish

Amphiprion nigripes (Maldive Anemonefish or blackfinned anemonefish), is a marinefish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, which includes clownfishes and damselfishes. The Maldive anemonefish is a small fish which grows up to 11 cm as a female and 8 cm as a male. It is oval-bodied and laterally compressed.

Raccoon Butterflyfish

The Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula), also known as the crescent-masked butterflyfish, lunule butterflyfish, halfmoon butterflyfish, moon butterflyfish, raccoon butterfly, raccoon, raccoon coralfish, and redstriped butterflyfish, is a species of marine ray-finned, a butterflyfish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. It is found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

The struggle for life

This video made in the Maldives shows us an octopus as it comes out of its den to go hunting for food. While out he is attacked by a redtoothed triggerfish and thent has to give up his lunch and immediately take shelter in an emergency shelter to try to save himself. The video is interesting because it highlights the struggle for life that occurs every day in nature and where the predator must necessarily be careful to prevent becoming the prey of another animal.

Trumpetfishes

The trumpetfishes are three species of highly specialized, tubular-elongated marine fishes in the genus Aulostomus, of the monogeneric family Aulostomidae. The trumpetfishes are members of the order Syngnathiformes, together with the seahorses and the similarly built, closely related cornetfishes.

Schooling bannerfish

The schooling bannerfish (Heniochus diphreutes), also known as the false moorish idol, is a marine ray-finned fish, a butterfyfish from the family Chaetodontidae. It is native to the Indo-Pacific area. The schooling bannerfish is a small fish that can reach a maximum length of 18–21 cm.

Red Lionfish

The Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a fish venomous who live coral reef in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. Pterois volitansis natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive problem in the Carribbean Sea, as well as along the East Coast of the United States.

Masked Bannerfish

Heniochus monoceros, the masked bannerfish, is a marine ray-finned fish, a butterflyfish belonging to the family Chaetodontidae. Is widespread throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-Pacific area from the eastern coast of Africa to Polynesia and from south Japan to New-Caledonia.

Emperor Angelfish

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is a species of marine angelfish. It is a reef-associated fish, native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans, from Red Sea to Hawai and the Austral Islands. This species is generally associated with stable populations and faces no major threats of extinction. It is a favorite of photographers, artists, and aquarists because of its unique, brilliant pattern of coloration.

Yellowback Fusilier

The Yellowback Fusilier beloning to Caesionidae family, is a small to medium-sized fish which grows to about 40 cm. The body coloration is greyish blue with a bright yellow zone on the back. The yellow area goes from the forehead, between the eyes, to the tail, and includes the dorsal fin and thecaudal fin. This area corresponds more or less to the upper third of the body.

Sea Whip Coral

I filmed this sea Whip coral during an underwater excursion to Maldives. The Gorgonias are an important biological indicator because they are very sensitive to pollution and sea heating; moreover, inside them we find a remarkable biodiversity composed of invertebrates of every species and of fish that use the colony both as a refuge and as a place to lay eggs safely.

The Three-point Damselfly

The Damigella fish Dascyllus trimaculatus, also known as the Three-point Damselfly, is a tropical species that lives in the Indian and Pacific Oceans: from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Maldives and from southern Japan to the Great Barrier Reef of the Australia.

The Bluespotted Grouper

Cephalopholis argus, also known as roi, bluespotted grouper, and celestial grouper, is a fish from the Indo-Pacific which is variously a commercial gamefish, an invasiv species, and occasionally an aquarium resident.

Clown Triggerfish

Clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum), also known as the bigspotted triggerfish, is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Balistidae, or commonly called triggerfish. ...

Bluespotted Cornetfish

Bluespotted Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii), also known as smooth cornetfish or smooth flutemouth, is a marine fish which belongs to the family Fistulariidae. ...

Guineafowl puffer

Arothron meleagris, commonly known as the Guineafowl puffer or golden puffer, is a pufferfish from the Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Pacific ...

Bigeye Trevally Caranx sexfasciatus 

Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus), also known as the bigeye jack, great trevally, six-banded trevally and dusky jack, is a species of widespread large marine fish in the jack family Carangidae ...

Moorish idol

Moorish idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a marine fish species, the sole extant representative of the family Zanclidae in order Peciformes. A common inhabitant of tropical to subtropical reefs and lagoons, the Moorish idol ...

Bigfin reef Squid

Sepioteuthis lessoniana, commonly known as the bigfin reef squid, glitter squid or oval squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. ...

Silvertip Shark

Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) is a large species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, with a fragmented distribution throughout the tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans ...

Blueface Angelfish

Pomacanthus xanthometopon is aray-finned fish in the family Pomacanthidae found in shallow parts of the Indo-Pacific. It is commonly known as the blueface angelfish or the yellowface angelfish ...

Fusilier fish

The Caesio are marine bony fish of the Caesionidae family. They have a fairly tapered body with a pointed snout and a small, terminal mouth ...

Ribbon eel

Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel or bernis eel, is a species of moray eel. The only member of the genus Rhinomuraena. What is now known as R. quaesita also includes the former R. amboinensis. ...

Red Lionfish

Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) is a fish venomous who live coral reef  in the family Scorpaenidae, order Scorpaeniformes. Pterois volitansis natively found in the Indo-Pacific region, but has become an invasive problem in the Carribbean Sea ...

The great Barracuda

Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda), also known as the giant barracuda, is a common species of barracuda: large, predatory ray-finned fish found in subtropical oceans around the world ...

Feather Stars

Crinoids are marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea, one of the classes of the phylum Echinodermata, which also includes the starfish, brittle stars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers ...

The orbicular Batfish

Orbicular batfish (Platax orbicularis), also known as the circular batfish, orbiculate batfish, round batfish, or orbic batfish is a popular aquarium fish which occurs naturally in the tropical waters of the Indian (Maldives) and Pacific Oceans ...

Black Trevally

Black Trevally, Caranx lugubris, or black jack, is a species of large ocean fish in the jack family Carangidae. The species has a circumtropical distribution, found in oceanic, offshore waters of the tropical zones of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans ...

Black Turret coral

Part of this video we did in 2020 on the wreck of the British Loyalty ship in the Maldives in Addu Atoll. At the end of the war in 1946, British Loyalty was towed away from the shipping channels and sunk. ...

Grey reef Shark

Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) is a species of requiem shark, in the Carcharhinidae family. One of the most common reef sharks in the Indo-Pacific, it is found as far east as Easter island and as far west as South Africa ...

Loggerhead sea Turtle

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), is a species of oceanic turtle distributed throughout the world. It is a marine reptile, belonging to the family Cheloniidae. The average loggerhead measures around 90 cm in carapace ...

Crown-of-thorns Starfish

Crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, is a large starfish that preys upon hard, or stony, coral polyps (Scleractinia). The crown-of-thorns starfish receives its name from venomous thorn-like spines that cover its upper surface, ...

Yellowtail Clownfish

Yellowtail Clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii), known commonly as Clark's anemonefish, is a marine fish belonging to the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. ...

Lunar Fusilier

Lunar fusilier (Caesio lunaris) is a species of marine fish in the family Caesionidae. The lunar fusilier is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo/West Pacific area, including the Rea Sea ...

Magnificent sea Anemone

Heteractis magnifica, also known by the common names magnificent sea anemone or Ritteri anemone, is a species of sea anemone belonging to the Stichodactylidae family native to the Indo-Pacific area ...

Spotted Eagle Ray

Spotted Eagle Ray, (Aetobatus narinari), is a cartilagionus fish of the eagle ray family, Myliobatidae. As traditionally recognized, it is found globally in tropical regions, including the Atlantic, pacific and Indian Oceans ...

Chinese Trumpetfish

Chinese Trumpetfish, Aulostomus chinensis, is a demersal marine fish belonging to the Aulostomidae family. Aulostomus chinensis is a medium-sized fish which grows up to 80 cm in length. Its body is elongated ...