Scarlet-breasted Maori wrasse
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Heron Island (area), Australia

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Species found in Heron Island Dive C. (max. depth 15 m):

Class: Actinopterygii
Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis)
Aulostomus chinensis
Class: Actinopterygii
Leopard coral grouper (Plectropomus leopardus)
Leopard coral grouper
Plectropomus leopardus
Class: Actinopterygii
Highfin coralfish (Coradion altivelis)
Highfin coralfish
Coradion altivelis
Class: Actinopterygii
Staghorn damsel (Amblyglyphidodon curacao)
Staghorn damsel
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Class: Actinopterygii
Hump-headed spadefish (Platax batavianus)
Hump-headed spadefish
Platax batavianus
Class: Actinopterygii
Black-axil chromis (Chromis atripectoralis)
Black-axil chromis
Chromis atripectoralis
Class: Actinopterygii
Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus)
Moorish Idol
Zanclus cornutus
Class: Actinopterygii
Longfin bannerfish (Heniochus acuminatus)
Longfin bannerfish
Heniochus acuminatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Long-beaked coralfish (Chelmon rostratus)
Long-beaked coralfish
Chelmon rostratus
Class: Actinopterygii
Harlequin tuskfish (Choerodon fasciatus)
Harlequin tuskfish
Choerodon fasciatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Bicolor angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)
Bicolor angelfish
Centropyge bicolor
Class: Actinopterygii
Many-spotted sweetlips (Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides)
Many-spotted sweetlips
Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides
Class: Actinopterygii
Barramundi cod (Cromileptes altivelis)
Barramundi cod
Cromileptes altivelis
Class: Actinopterygii
Whitemargin unicornfish (Naso annulatus)
Whitemargin unicornfish
Naso annulatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Semicircle angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)
Semicircle angelfish
Pomacanthus semicirculatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Black-backed butterflyfish (Chaetodon melannotus)
Black-backed butterflyfish
Chaetodon melannotus
Class: Actinopterygii
Pink anemonefish (Amphiprion perideraion)
Pink anemonefish
Amphiprion perideraion
Class: Actinopterygii
Blacktip grouper (Epinephelus fasciatus)
Blacktip grouper
Epinephelus fasciatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Barrier reef anemonefish (Amphiprion akindynos)
Barrier reef anemonefish
Amphiprion akindynos
Class: Actinopterygii
Star puffer (Arothron stellatus)
Star puffer
Arothron stellatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Yellowmargin moray (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus)
Yellowmargin moray
Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Six-banded angelfish (Pomacanthus sexstriatus)
Six-banded angelfish
Pomacanthus sexstriatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Blue-green chromis (Chromis viridis)
Blue-green chromis
Chromis viridis
Class: Actinopterygii
Sweetlip emperor (Lethrinus miniatus)
Sweetlip emperor
Lethrinus miniatus
Class: Actinopterygii
Cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii)
Fistularia commersonii
Class: Actinopterygii
Red emperor (Lutjanus sebae)
Red emperor
Lutjanus sebae
Class: Actinopterygii
Barrier reef chromis (Chromis nitida)
Barrier reef chromis
Chromis nitida
Class: Actinopterygii
Blue and yellow fusilier (Caesio teres)
Blue and yellow fusilier
Caesio teres
Class: Actinopterygii
Black butterflyfish (Chaetodon flavirostris)
Black butterflyfish
Chaetodon flavirostris
Class: Actinopterygii
Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus)
Leaf scorpionfish
Taenianotus triacanthus
Class: Actinopterygii
Pacific coral rabbitfish (Siganus corallinus)
Pacific coral rabbitfish
Siganus corallinus
Class: Actinopterygii
Common lionfish (Pterois volitans)
Common lionfish
Pterois volitans
Class: Actinopterygii
Bluespot rockcod (Cephalopholis miniata)
Bluespot rockcod
Cephalopholis miniata
Class: Actinopterygii
Mimic leatherjacket (Paraluteres prionurus)
Mimic leatherjacket
Paraluteres prionurus
Class: Actinopterygii
Goldbarred butterflyfish (Chaetodon rainfordi)
Goldbarred butterflyfish
Chaetodon rainfordi
Class: Actinopterygii
Scarlet-breasted maori wrasse (Cheilinus fasciatus)
Scarlet-breasted maori wrasse
Cheilinus fasciatus
Class: Anthozoa
Sun coral (Tubastraea)
Sun coral
Class: Ascidiacea
Tunicate (Clavelina moluccensis)
Clavelina moluccensis
Class: Asteroidea
Crown-of-thorn starfish (Acanthaster planci)
Crown-of-thorn starfish
Acanthaster planci
Class: Bivalvia
Giant clam (Tridacna maxima)
Giant clam
Tridacna maxima
Class: Bivalvia
Bivalve (Pedum spondyloideum)
Pedum spondyloideum
Class: Cephalopoda
Oval squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana)
Oval squid
Sepioteuthis lessoniana
Class: Elasmobranchii
Whitetip reef shark (Triaenodon obesus)
Whitetip reef shark
Triaenodon obesus
Class: Gastropoda
Nudibranch (Flabellina rubrolineata)
Flabellina rubrolineata
Class: Gastropoda
Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniei)
Chromodoris kuniei
Class: Gastropoda
Nudibranch (Tambja victoriae)
Tambja victoriae
Class: Gastropoda
Nudibranch (Flabellina)
Class: Malacostraca
Painted crayfish (Panulirus versicolor)
Painted crayfish
Panulirus versicolor
Class: Malacostraca
Mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Mantis shrimp
Odontodactylus scyllarus
Class: Polychaeta
Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus)
Christmas tree worm
Spirobranchus giganteus
Class: Reptilia
Green turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Green turtle
Chelonia mydas
Class: Reptilia
Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta)
Loggerhead turtle
Caretta caretta
Class: Reptilia
Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Hawksbill sea turtle
Eretmochelys imbricata
Class: Rhabditophora
Black frilled flatworm (Pseudoceros hancockanus)
Black frilled flatworm
Pseudoceros hancockanus