Coral Reef Fish
Coral reef fish are perhaps the most obvious, colorful, and fascinating to watch of all the myriad creatures that inhabit these fascinating ecosystems.
The sheer number and variety in form, coloration, and behavior of these amazing animals provides endless appeal to scuba divers, snorkelers, and underwater photographers like no other members of the reef community.
Hundreds of fish species may occupy a surprisingly small area of the reef. Many of these are small, well camouflaged, or hidden, masking the true number and variety present at any given location.
Fishes are dominant animals at the top of the food chain in all three primary coral reef zones, and assessing their true numbers or diversity is a daunting task, even for the most seasoned professional marine biologists.