REEF: common Caribbean reef fishes

These are among the most common reef fishes that divers will encounter in the Caribbean. More information at http://www.REEF.org

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Yellow Goatfish 1
Mulloidichthys martinicus
Spotted Goatfish 1
Pseudupeneus maculatus
Bar Jack 1
Caranx ruber
Queen Angelfish 2
Holacanthus ciliaris
Rock Beauty 3
Holacanthus tricolor
Grey Angelfish 4
Pomacanthus arcuatus
Great Barracuda 5
Sphyraena barracuda
Yellowtail Snapper 1
Ocyurus chrysurus
Four-eyed Butterflyfish 6
Chaetodon capistratus
Spotfin Butterflyfish 7
Chaetodon ocellatus
banded butterflyfish 8
Chaetodon striatus
Ocean Surgeonfish 9
Acanthurus bahianus
Doctorfish Tang 10
Acanthurus chirurgus
Harlequin Bass 10
Serranus tigrinus
Sergeant Major
Abudefduf saxatilis
Bicolor Damselfish 1
Stegastes partitus
Yellowtail Damselfish 1
Microspathodon chrysurus
Blue Chromis
Chromis cyanea
Brown Chromis 11
Chromis multilineata
French Grunt 10
Haemulon flavolineatum
Bluestriped Grunt 10
Haemulon sciurus
Yellowhead Wrasse 12
Halichoeres garnoti
Bluehead Wrasse
Thalassoma bifasciatum
Bermuda Chub 1
Kyphosus sectatrix
Redband Parrotfish 1
Sparisoma aurofrenatum
Stoplight Parrotfish 11
Sparisoma viride
Fairy Basslet 13
Gramma loreto
Trumpetfish 14
Aulostomus maculatus

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