Thudufushi, Maldives 2020 - Photos 6

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Reef Fish 2

Moustached or Titan Triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) are quite large, and can give you a nasty nip.  This one seems more interested in getting a clean from cleanerfish at Panettone Kandu.

Another Titan Triggerfish at Hukuru Elhi Faru.

A particularly dark-coloured Lionfish (Pterois volitans) at Panettone Kandu.

A more normal brown coloured Lionfish at Panettone Manta Point.

A large school of Sawtooth Barracuda (Sphyraena putnamiae) in the distance at Thudufushi Thila.

Porcupinefish (Diodon histrix) at Panettone Manta Point.

This seems to be a juvenile Blackside or Freckled Hawkfish (Paracirrhites forsteri) at Panettone Manta Point - they are highly variable in colour.

I think this is a Two-Lined Monocle Bream or Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis bilineata) at Panettone Manta Point.

A well-camouflaged Tasseled Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis oxycephala) at Panettone Manta Point.  His round black eye is towards the right, and his tail is at the left.

A Yellow-margined Moray (Gymnothorax flavimarginatus) hiding in a hole until night-time at Panettone Manta Point.

And nearby is a Black-cheeked or Masked Moray (Gymnothorax breedeni) sharing its hole with a shrimp.  Careful - they bite!

While this much bigger, but more docile, Giant Moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) is at Hukuru Elhi Faru.

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