This is the first field guide to show every form of every fish in Fiji likely to be encountered by scuba divers and snorkelers. It includes 837 species from 93 families, with 1193 photos in all All photos are of unrestrained live wild fish in their natural habitats.

Fiji Reef Fish
Text and photos by Mark Rosenstein

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Table of Contents
Introduction 1
Scope 2
Naming of Fish 3
Fish Identification 4
Sharks (Part of Family Elasmobranchii) 11
Rays (Rajiformes) 14
Moray Eels (Muraenidae) 15
Snake Eels (Ophichthidae) 21
Conger and Garden Eels (Congridae) 21
Eel-tailed Catfishes (Plotosidae) 22
Lizardfishes (Synodontidae) 23
Cuskeels (Ophidiidae) 25
Pearlfishes (Carapidae) 25
Frogfishes (Antennariidae) 26
Clingfishes (Gobiesocidae) 27
Silversides (Atherinidae) 28
Needlefishes (Belonidae) 28
Halfbeaks (Hemiramphidae) 29
Flashlightfishes (Anomalopidae) 30
Soldierfishes & Squirrelfishes (Holocentridae) 31
  Squirrelfishes (Holocentrinae) 31
  Soldierfishes (Myripristinae) 35
Trumpetfishes (Aulostomidae) 37
Cornetfishes (Fistulariidae) 38
Ghost Pipefishes (Solenostomidae) 38
Pipefishes & Seahorses (Syngnathidae) 40
Scorpionfishes & Lionfishes (Scorpaenidae) 44
  Scorpionfishes (Scorpaeninae) 45
  Coral Crouchers (Caracanthinae) 49
  Lionfishes (Pteroinae) 50
Waspfishes (Tetrarogidae) 52
Stonefishes (Synanceiidae) 52
Flying Gurnards (Dactylopteridae) 53
Flatheads (Platycephalidae) 53
Sea Basses (Serranidae) 54
  Anthias (Anthiinae) 54
  Groupers (Epinephelinae) 61
  Basslets (Liopropomatinae) 70
  Soapfishes (Grammistinae) 71
Dottybacks (Pseudochromidae) 72
Devilfishes (Plesiopidae) 73
Jawfishes (Opistognathidae) 74
Grunters (Terapontidae) 74
Flagtails (Kuhliidae) 75
Bigeyes (Priacanthidae) 75
Cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) 76
Tilefishes (Malacanthidae) 87
Remoras (Echeneidae) 88
Jacks (Carangidae) 89
Snappers (Lutjanidae) 93
Fusiliers (Caesionidae) 100
Mojarras (Gerreidae) 103
Sweetlips (Haemulidae) 103
Emperors (Lethrinidae) 105
Coral Breams (Nemipteridae) 112
Goatfishes (Mullidae) 113
Sweepers (Pempheridae) 117
Chubs (Kyphosidae) 118
Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) 119
Angelfishes (Pomacanthidae) 128
Hawkfishes (Cirrhitidae) 133
Mullets (Mugilidae) 136
Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) 137
  Anemonefishes (Amphiprioninae) 137
  Chromis and Allies (Chrominae) 138
  Fusilier Damselfishes (Lepidozyginae) 145
  Typical Damselfishes (Pomacentrinae) 145
Wrasses (Labridae) 156
  Typical Wrasses (Part of Family Labridae) 156
  Fairy and Flasher Wrasses (Part of Family Labridae) 184
  Razorfishes (Novaculinae) 187
  Cleaner and Tubelip Wrasses (Part of Family Labridae) 189
  Other Wrasses (Part of Family Labridae) 193
Parrotfishes (Scaridae) 202
Stargazers (Uranoscopidae) 215
Sand Divers (Trichonotidae) 216
Sandperches (Pinguipedidae) 217
Triplefins (Tripterygiidae) 220
Blennies (Blenniidae) 222
  Fangblennies (Nemophini) 222
  Coral Blennies (Salariini) 225
Dragonets (Callionymidae) 231
Gobies (Gobiidae) 232
  Shrimpgobies (Part of Family Gobiidae) 232
  Sand and Mud Gobies (Part of Family Gobiidae) 239
  Microgobies (Part of Family Gobiidae) 247
  Mudskippers (Oxudercinae) 258
Wormfishes and Dartfishes (Microdesmidae) 258
  Wormfishes (Microdesminae) 259
  Dartfishes (Ptereleotrinae) 260
Spadefishes (Ephippidae) 263
Rabbitfishes (Siganidae) 264
Moorish Idol (Zanclidae) 266
Surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae) 266
Barracudas (Sphyraenidae) 274
Tunas & Mackerels (Scombridae) 276
Lefteye Flounders (Bothidae) 278
Soles (Soleidae) 279
Triggerfishes (Balistidae) 280
Filefishes (Monacanthidae) 285
Boxfishes (Ostraciidae) 288
Pufferfishes (Tetraodontidae) 290
Porcupinefishes (Diodontidae) 294
Glossary 296
References 298
Index 300
About the Author 328