Bony fish

Green jobfish (LUTJANIDAE)

By Dr Camilla Floros, Marine Scientist… The green jobfish Aprion virescens is a species from the snapper family that frequents tropical reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific. Their long torpedo shaped body and pale green colouration is unmistakable underwater. They are prolific predators and are most often found cruising mid-water directly above coral and… Read more »

Potato bass

By Dr Jade Maggs, Marine Scientist… Potato bass Epinephelus tukula are large, charismatic reef predators with enormous mouths. Also known as potato groupers or potato cod, these territorial inhabitants of coral and rocky reefs are a favourite with scuba divers. The body colouration is light tan with dark potato shaped… Read more »

Sea goldie (SERRANIDAE)

By Dr Jade Maggs, Marine Scientist… Sea goldies Pseudanthias squamipinnis are small, exquisitely coloured reef inhabitants. Males are generally bright orange with yellow sides and purple blotches on the trailing edge of the pectoral fins. Males also have a greatly elongated third dorsal spine and a reddish orange bar extending… Read more »