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What species of fish live in the Great Barrier Reef?

What species of fish live in the Great Barrier Reef?

Reef fish

  • Moorish Idol (Angelfish)
  • Blackback Butterflyfish.
  • Saddled Butterflyfish.
  • Cardinalfish.
  • Barramundi Cod (young)
  • Coral Cod.
  • Potato Cod.
  • Clown Anenomefish (Nemo)

How many species of fish are there in the Great Barrier Reef?

1,500 species
The Great Barrier Reef is home to more than 1,500 species of fish, 411 types of hard coral, one-third of the world’s soft corals, 134 species of sharks and rays, six of the world’s seven species of threatened marine turtles, and more than 30 species of marine mammals, including the vulnerable dugong.

What is the most rarest fish in the Great Barrier Reef?

Researchers exploring the depths of the northern Great Barrier Reef have found a rare species of “walking” fish never before recorded in Australian waters. This type of scorpion fish is called the Rhinopias agriloba, is normally found in waters around Hawaii, in the central Pacific.

What is the biggest fish of the Great Barrier Reef?

The longest living Great Barrier Reef fish are the red bass, which can live to more than 50 years. The whale shark is biggest of all Great Barrier Reef fish, growing up to 12m long.

Are there sharks in the Great Barrier Reef?

There are many different species of sharks found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef ranging from small bottom-dwelling sharks such as wobbegongs to larger types such as tiger sharks and the distinctive hammerhead shark that has a nose shaped like the letter ‘t’.

What is the smallest fish in the Great Barrier Reef?

Stout Infantfish
Today the Australian Museum announced the discovery of the world’s smallest fish. This newly described species, known as the Stout Infantfish, was discovered during a survey at Lizard Island, located on the Great Barrier Reef north of Cairns.

Is fishing banned in the Great Barrier Reef?

Fishing is allowed in about 70 per cent of the marine park area, while the remainder is covered by protected zones. Illegal fishing on the Great Barrier Reef comes in many forms, but the most common was line-fishing, wither with rod and reel, or handline.

Can a fish walk on land?

A team of U.S. National Science Foundation-funded scientists has identified at least 11 species of fish suspected to have land-walking abilities. Though more than 100 species of hillstream loach are found throughout Southeast Asia, the cave angel fish is the only one whose walking capabilities have been observed.

Is it safe to swim in the Great Barrier Reef?

A: It is safe to swim all year round in Cairns, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef but it is highly recommended that you wear a lycra suit when entering the water in the warmer months of November-April. The patrolled beaches are Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

Are there killer whales in the Great Barrier Reef?

Other whale and dolphin species reported from the Great Barrier Reef include Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, Australian snubfin dolphins, spinner dolphins, pan-tropical spotted dolphins, false killer whales, killer whales, short-finned pilot whales, sperm whales and various beaked whales.

What eats clown fish?

Clownfish are also known as “anemonefish” because they live in community with sea anemones. Besides dead tentacles and anemone’s leftovers, clownfish eats various algae and plankton. Even though anemone provides protection against predators, clownfish is often preyed by large fish, eels and sharks.