The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish.  Deadly Delicacy Puffer fish, or Tetraodontidae, are most known for their ability to “puff” up into an inedible ball to defend against predators. They do this by inflating their stomachs with water, for the most part, and sometimes air. Not only do...
The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish. The Dragon Fish Scientifically known as Scleropages formosus, the arowana fish is characterized by their elongated bodies which are covered in large scales. With an exaggerated, upturned mouth and an aggressive hunting style, these fish are more...
The Arrow Crab

The Arrow Crab

The aggressive arrow crab.  A Long-limbed Aggressor Known for their incredibly long, thin legs, the arrow crab, scientifically known as Stenorhynchus seticornis, actually gets its name from its triangular body, which is shaped like an arrowhead. While they’re...
The Banner Fish

The Banner Fish

The gentle banner fish.  A Poor Man’s Moorish Idol The longfin banner fish, otherwise known as the black and white heniochus (Heniochus acuminatus) is characterized by their flat, black and white striped body, yellow dorsal fin, and a long, white banner fin that...
The Foxface Fish

The Foxface Fish

The venomous Foxface Rabbitfish. Neither Fox Nor Rabbit The Foxface Rabbitfish, or Siganus vulpinus, is a reef species of fish with a very distinctive look beyond their flat, yellow bodies. Large, dark eyes, a mouth that looks similar to that of a rabbit’s, and a...
The Starfish

The Starfish

The star of the sea.  In the Name Scientifically known as Asteroidea, starfish or sea stars, were given their name by a French zoologist in 1830. Meaning star in Greek, the word “aster” was combined with the Greek word “eidos,” meaning form or appearance. With rays,...