This big (0.5 m) fish was chilling in a cave with another the same size; I suspect it was a cleaning station. You can just see the two blue cleaning wrasse top right. That's a lot of spotted carpet to clean! Ningaloo Marine Park
Group of 5-6 individuals living on 'Ayers Rock' bommie. Revisited the site on 3 occasions, each time they were there, but only photographed on this one occasion.
Gold-spotted Sweetlips (Plectrorhinchus flavomaculatus)
A juvenile Magpie Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus picus)
The grunts are a family, Haemulidae, of fishes in the order Perciformes. They are numerous and widespread, with about 150 species in 19 genera, found in tropical fresh, brackish and salt waters around the world. They are bottom-feeding predators, and named for their ability to produce sound by grinding their teeth. They also engage in mutualistic relationship with cleaner gobies of genus Elacatinus, allowing them to feed off of ectoparasites on their bodies....