Maldives 2009, Ellaidhoo: Photos 10
More reeftops and reeftop fish.
Maldives Anemonefish (Amphiprion nigripes) are always hiding in Magnificent Sea Anemones (Heteractis magnifica) like this partly-open one at Maaya Thila.
A pugnacious Anthias (possibly Lyretail Anthias Pseudanthias squamipinnis) defends his territory at Medu Thila.
Healthy corals and lots of reef fish while snorkelling on Ellaidhoo house reef.
Vermilion Rock Cod or Coral Hind (Cephalopholis miniata) at Fish Head.
A Multi-pore sea star (Linckia multifora) nestles up to a Fluted Giant Clam (Tridacna squamosa) at Orimas Thila.
Large Giant Clam (Tridacna maxima) at Cari Beyru Thila.
Bicolour Parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor) at Medu Thila.
Pixy Hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus), at Ellaidhoo Thila.
Bigeye Emperor or Large-eyed Sea Bream (Monotaxis grandoculis) at Medu Thila.
Bulb-tentacle Anemone (Entacmea quadricolor) at Bathaala Thila.
Fir-tree Black Coral (why is it called black coral when it's white?) (Antipathes abies) under an overhang at 17m at Medu Thila.
Noble Feather star (Comanthina nobilis) at Bathaala Thila.