Spawning Red Snapper (Lutjanus bohar), Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbomeotpon muricatum) and Camouflage Grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion), fish larvae and reef life in Palau

Palau’s Spawning Aggregations, Fish Larvae and Reef Life

Gallery featuring images of spawning Red Snapper (Lutjanus bohar), Bumphead Parrotfish (Bolbomeotpon muricatum) and Camouflage Grouper (Epinephelus polyphekadion) in Palau ...
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A blue shark (Prionace glauca) in waters off New England.

Blue Sharks of New England

 Grace and Beauty With an elegant snout, large  eyes and  a long sleek, brilliantly blue body, the blue shark (Prionace ...
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Green Sea Turtle.

The Green Sea Turtle

A glimpse into why this graceful saltwater reptile has fascinated us for centuries Icon of the Sea Sea turtles lived ...
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Ornate wrasse (Halichoeres ornatissimus) adult female

Wrasse Culture

Wrasses are a large and diverse group of mostly brightly colored, carnivorous reef fishes, comprising 82 genera and over 600 ...
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Laboratory reared juvenile Hawaiian Seamoth (Eurypegasus papilio) released on the reef.

Seamoth Larval Rearing

The sea moths (Pegasidae) are small, unusual, benthic fishes comprising two genera and five species. They are found in the ...
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Juvenile Yellow Anthias (Odontanthias fuscipinnis) reared in the laboratory.

Anthias Larval Rearing

Anthias (Anthiine serranids) are small to medium-sized, brightly colored reef fishes comprising 25 genera and over 200 species. They are ...
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Schooling bannerfish

Butterflyfish Culture

Butterflyfishes are mostly small, conspicuously colorful reef fishes with deep, laterally compressed bodies and small mouths. The family comprises 130 ...
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Juvenile Thornback Cowfish (Lactoria fornasini) in Indonesia.

Boxfish Larval Rearing

Boxfishes and cowfishes (Ostraciidae) are small fishes with a triangular, rigid, armored body encased by fused scales. The family comprises ...
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Adult Male Hawaiian Sergeant Damselfish (Abudefduf abdominalis) protecting its nest.

Damselfish Larval Rearing

Damselfishes are mostly small (2” to 4” long), brightly colored and highly territorial coral reef fishes comprising 19 genera/200 species ...
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Juvenile Speckled Scorpionfish (Sebastapistes coniorta) reared in the laboratory.

Scorpionfish Larval Rearing

Scorpionfishes (family Scorpaenidae) are cryptic, carnivorous, small to medium-sized, bottom fishes, comprising 45 genera and over 380 species. They are ...
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Laboraotry reared juvenile Tiny Hawaiian dragonet (Synchiropus rubrovinctus) released on the reef.

Dragonet Larval Rearing

Dragonets are small to medium (2 – 30 cm), slender, scaleless, slow-moving, benthic reef fishes, comprising 18 genera/186 species. They ...
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Adult Spiny Porcupinefish (Diodon holocanthus) on a reef in Indonesia.

Blowfish Larval Rearing

Porcupinefishes, blowfishes or balloonfishes (Diodontidae) are slow moving, rotund, spinose, medium-sized fishes comprising 6 genera and 19 species. Other characteristics ...
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Triggerfish Culture

The triggerfishes belong to the Balistidae family, which includes about 40 species in 11 genera. They inhabit subtropical and tropical ...
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Cultured juvenile Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus).

Bandit Angelfish Culture

Bandit Angelfish – Apolemichthys arcuatus  (June 2006) The Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus) is one of eight medium sized marine angelfishes (Pomacanthidae) that ...
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Juvenile Centropyge interrupta reared in the laboratory.

Pygmy Angelfish Culture

The diminutive, hardy and brilliantly colored pygmy or dwarf angels (genus Centropyge) are the most heavily traded angelfishes in the aquarium hobby ...
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