Maldives 2009: Photos 4
More diving photos
Whitespotted or Guineafowl Pufferfish, Arothron meleagris, at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Just to be confusing, this grouper at Kuda Miaru Thila is known by two names: Smalltooth Grouper, Epinephelus microdon, or Marbled Grouper, Epinephelus polyphekadion.
An enormous cloud of Glassfish darkened the waters around us at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Unusual colour variation of Blacktip Grouper, Epinephelus fasciatus, at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Stellate Rabbitfish, Siganus stellatus, at Kuda Miaru Thila.
A Philippine Damsel, Pomacentrus philippinus, (with the yellow tail), poses in front of a mass of Slender sweepers, Parapriacanthus ransonneti, hiding between two coral blocks at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Known as either Yellowspot Emperor or Goldstriped Bream, Gnathodentex aurolineatus at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Bignose or Vlaming's unicorn fish, Naso vlamingii, at Kuda Miaru Thila.
Two more with with two common names: Blackfooted clownfish or Maldives anemonefish, Amphiprion nigripes, at Kuda Miaru Thila, hiding in their favourite Giant or Magnificent sea anemone, Heteractis magnifica.
Clearly a very desirable anemone, as it has a whole school of anemone fish trying to occupy it. Kuda Miaru Thila again.