Titan Triggerfish The Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) is also known as the giant triggerfish or mustache triggerfish. It is found throughout most of the Indo-Pacific and is rather wary of divers. It can occasionally be aggressive towards humans if they get too close to a nesting site. Their territory is aggressively defended, taking the shape
Stonefish Commonly known as the most venomous fish in the world, stonefish (Synanceia) is a member of the Synanceiidae family. They can be dangerous and even fatal to humans, should they come in contact. Stonefish are found in coastal regions of the Indo-Pacific. Some species have also been found in rivers. They are able to stay
Moorish Idol Moorish Idol fish are extremely common in the Indo-Pacific, you’ll be almost certain to see them if you are diving on reefs in Thailand. They are the sole species in the Zanclidae family. The Moorish Idol’s name comes from the Moors of Africa, who thought the fish to be a bringer of happiness.
Emperor Angelfish The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is a species of marine angelfish, native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It belongs to the Pomacanthidae family and is a beautifully striking fish, popular with divers and underwater photographers. Emperor Angelfish are truly regal, both in appearance and the way in which they gracefully swim through
Clown Triggerfish The Clown Triggerfish is a member of the Balistidae family. Another name for the clown triggerfish is the bigspotted triggerfish. They are demersal marine fish commonly found on dives in the Indo-Pacific. Clown Triggerfish aren’t usually shy of divers, but will retreat if you get too close. Clown triggerfish is a ciguatoxic fish
Ribbon eels The Ribbon Eel (a member of the Muraenidae family) is also known as the leaf-nosed moray eel or bernis eel. It is also the only member of the genus Rhinomuraena because it is so unique. Ribbon eels are rarely seen free swimming, they are usually only seen with their heads protruding from holes
Batfish The batfish that you’ll most likely see around the reefs of Thailand is the Teira Batfish (Plantax Teira), also known as the Tall-fin Batfish. There are five species of Teira Batfish currently known and they are very curious creatures. Batfish often like to investigate divers and follow them around before returning to their group.
Giant Moray The Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) is the largest of all the Indo-Pacific morays in terms of body mass and grows up to 3 metres in length & 30 kg in weight. It is a species of moray eel and belongs to the family Muraenidae of marine fishes. There has been reports of provoked
Chevron Barracuda There are currently 28 known species of barracuda, one of most commonly found in the seas around Thailand is the Chevron Barracuda. In the animated film Finding Nemo, the fish that ate Nemo’s mother was a Barracuda. Barracuda is considered a game species and often fished for sport and eaten. The age of