Other Fishes

Other Fishes

Longnose Filefish ©WiseOceans

Longnose Filefish © WiseOceans

Longnose Filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris)

Longnose filefish are one of the smaller fish seen on the reef, reaching only 9cm, but are commonly seen. They are identified by their blue-green colour with orange spots. They have a long body with an elongated snout. They are seen close to the reef, often hiding in-between coral fingers either in pairs or small groups.

Milkfish © WiseOceans

Fringelip Mullet © WiseOceans

Fringelip Mullet (Crenimugil crenilabis)

Mullet are found schooling in shallow coastal waters, over sandy or muddy areas of lagoons, reef flats and tide pools. They feed on detritus containing algae and microscopic animals, by scooping up the upper layer of sand or mud and filtering through the gills

Milkfish ©Christophe Mason-Parker

Milkfish ©Christophe Mason-Parker

Milkfish (Chanos chanos)

Milkfish are seen in schools close to the surface above the reef. They are a silvery fish with a blue to green tinge, and a dark heavily forked tail. Milkfish are one of the larger fish reaching up to 180cm.

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