Fish Watch
Clown Triggerfish (Balistoides Conspicillum)
Clown TriggerfishThe body is oval and compressed. The mouth is terminal with protruding incisors and the snout is pointed. The caudal fin is rounded. The colouring of is very vivid making it very easy to recognise. The clown triggerfish is one the best known in its family. The upper portion of it body is dark and speckled with yellow. The lower portion is adorned with large white spots. The lips are a yellowish orange and there is a yellow band beneath the eyes. The clown triggerfish live along the outer wall of the reef and grow to a length of 50 centimetres.
Coral Grouper (Cephalopholis Miniata)
Coral GrouperThe body is massive and slightly compressed and quite similar to the peacock grouper. However the rear edges of the dorsal and anal fins are less rounded. The colouring is bright reddish orange with numerous small dark blue ocellate spots scattered all over its body and fins. The spots tend to be darker in the adults. A fairly territorial species, ehich prefers to remain in the vicinity of the grottoes and crannies of the reef. It has been observed that these become gregarious and gather in specific areas during the mating season. It attains a length of 40 to 50 centimetres.

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