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,...
The Nemo Fish

The Nemo Fish

The Clownfish. Is it a true nemo ?  The most recognizable of all reef-dwelling fish is the clownfish with its striking orange colors and three distinct, black outlined white bars along their head, side, and tail. Otherwise known as clown anemonefish, these marine fish...
What is an anemone ?

What is an anemone ?

The beautiful Anemone.  Invertebrate Carnivore Anemones, or actiniaria, are often called the flowers of the sea as their round shape and tentacles resemble flowers and their petals. With a variety of colors, these beautiful creatures actually have a very viscous side....
Lionfish

Lionfish

The beautiful but deadly lionfish An Invasive Species In 1985, the invasive lionfish was first reported on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Today, the lionfish has spread into the Gulf of Mexico, down through the Bahamas, and down even to the coast of Venezuela in South...