Thailand_Commonfish

This is a gallery of common reef fish that you will find most places in South East Asia.

Hold your mouse over the pictures to see their names at the bottom of the screen.

For more information about them, checkout the specieslist.

Group 1 – very common

You can expect to find these everywhere in South East Asia.

In places where tourists are allowed to feed bread to fish, these might be the only fish you see. When there are lots of tourists, there is lots of food, so the population of fish increases.  In non-tourist season, the food supply stops and the most aggressive fish eat the babies of all the other species. The species in group 1 are aggressive are and better at eating the neighbours’ children, so they end-up dominating the population.

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Group 2 – very common

These are other reef fish you can expect to find everywhere in South East Asia, (as long as they haven’t been eaten by Group 1 when they were babies!).

Species_Fish_Butterflyfish_White-Collared-Butterflyfish_Chaetodon-collare_P5012020_ Species_Fish_Fusilier_Blue-and-Yellow-Fusilier-AKA-Yellow-tail-Fusilier-AKA-Yellow-and-Blueback-Fusilier_Caesio-teres_P4133845_Surin Species_Fish_Needlefish_Reef-Needlefish_Strongylura-incisa_ Species_Fish_Parrotfish_Yellow-Barred-Parrotfish_Scarus-dimidiatus_P8051578_ Species_Fish_Parrotfish_Bullethead-Parrotfish_Chlorurus-sordidus_P8020832_ Species_Fish_Rabbitfish_Java-Rabbitfish_Siganus-javus_P3180430_ Species_Fish_Rabbitfish_Gold-Saddle-Rabbitfish_Siganus-guttatus_P3190515_

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Group 3 – fairly common

Species_Fish_Grouper_Longfin-Grouper_Epinephelus-quoyanus_P3180254_ Species_Fish_Pufferfish_Map-Pufferfish_Arothron-mappa_P5122956_ Species_Fish_Pufferfish_Blackspotted-Pufferfish-Aothon-nigropunctanus_P3210955_ Species_Fish_Snapper_Two-Spot-Snapper_Lutjanus-bigattatus_P7090495_ Species_Fish_Snapper_Checkered-Snapper_Lutjanus-decussatus_IMG_0836_ Species_Fish_Surgeonfish_Black-Surgeonfish_Acanthurus-Gahhm_P5183427_ Species_Fish_Surgeonfish_Moorish-Idol_Zanclus-cornutus_P5042331_new Species_Fish_Wrasse_Redbreasted-Wrasse_Cheilinus-fasciatus_P8092134 Species_Fish_Wrasse_Blackedge-Thicklip-Wrasse_Hemigymnus-melapterus_IMG_1790_ Species_Fish_Wrasse_Six-Bar-Wrasse_Thalassoma-hardwicke_P7051887_

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Group 4 – slightly less common

These might be found in fewer places or in fewer numbers.

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Group 5 – special places

You might only find these in unique places, e.g. places far away  from the coastline or those places with a particular environment such as anemones or rocks.

 Species_Fish_Nemo_False-Clown-Anemonefish_Amphiprion-percula_P7060214 Species_Fish_Butterflyfish_Long-beaked-coralfish_Chelmon-Rostratus_P7090369_ Rabbitfish_Coral-Rabbitfish_Siganus-corallinus_P4051828_.JPG Species_Fish_Rabbitfish_Virgate-Rabbitfish_Siganus-virgatus_P8061773 Species_Fish_Surgeonfish_Powder-Blue_Acanthurus-leucosternon_P3221041_ Species_Fish_Surgeonfish_Lined-surgeonfish-AKA-striped-surgeonfish_Ancanthurus-lineatus_P3251345__

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More fish.

This page was just for the commonly occurring reef fish.  There are plenty of others no mentioned here.  Other species will appear on the pages for the individual islands.

Click on Nemo’s nose at the top of the page for the main index.

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