GREEN PYGMY GOBY (Eviota guttata)
Length: to 2,5 cm
Common in shallow water around the Similan Islands in diverse mixed rubble, coral and algae reef habitats.
Distinct by large red blotches and a greenish sheen. Feeds on zooplankton.
TIGER-CARDINALFISH (Apogon lineatus)
Length: to 25 cm
Inhabit coastal reefs and rocky estuaries. A widespread, large species with powerful jaws and strong teeth, feeding on fishes and crustaceans.
REDCOAT SQUIRRELFISH (Sargocentron rubrum)
Length: to 27 cm
Inhabits coastal reefs and large lagoons. Usually at moderate depths in small to large aggregations.
CLEANER WRASSE (Labroides dimidiatus)
Length: to 10 cm
Most abundant cleaner fish. A pattern of longitudinal stripes clearly identifies cleaner wrasses to host fishes.
It even swims into the wide opened mouth of large groupers to clean their teeth. Great to watch at a cleaning staion during dives in the Similan Islands or around Phuket.
NAPOLEON (Cheilinus undulatus)
Length: to 2,3 m
The napoleon is the largest and heaviest of all wrasses. This species can reach up to 150 kg, feeding mainly on molluscs.
Adults can be easily recognized by their large size and the hump on the forehead. They are not shy towards divers.