Fish Portraits

Fishes are the most numerous and most diverse group of vertebrates, with over 25,000 species so far described. The greatest diversity of marine fishes is found among the inhabitants of Western Pacific coral reefs - particularly those around Indonesia and adjacent waters - with the number of species gradually diminishing as one travels east or west. Many of these fish are brightly colored - a device meant to advertise their presence, while others blend with their surroundings so well as to be almost undetectable (see "Camouflage").

Damselfish,
Indonesia
Mandarinfish,
Indonesia
Wrasse,
Indonesia
Parrotfish,
Bahamas
Grouper,
Red Sea
Parrotfish,
Red Sea
Butterflyfish,
New Guinea
Butterflyfish,
Red Sea
Butterflyfish,
New Guinea
Angelfish,
Indonesia
Angelfish,
Caribbean
Angelfish,
Australia
Boxfish,
Australia
Gobies,
Japan
Stonefish,
(© G. Jamison)
Blenny,
New Guinea
Stonefish,
New Guinea
Angler,
Indonesia
Lionfish,
New Guinea
Blenny,
St. Vincent
Fangblenny,
Solomon Islands
Grouper,
Bali
Irish Lord,
British Columbia
Pikeblenny,
Japan
Triggerfish,
Bali
Cowfish,
New Guinea
Unicornfish,
Bali
Wolf eel,
British Columbia
Stargazer,
New Guinea
Lumpfish,
Japan
Surgeonfish,
New Guinea
Garibaldi,
California
Angelfish,
Bali
Cowfish,
St. Vincent
Stargazer,
Indonesia
Moray,
Japan
Lizardfish,
New Guinea
Lionfish,
Japan
Handfish,
Tasmania

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