Scientific name: Gymnothorax flavimarginatus
Size: Up to 4.3 feet
Color: Brown and yellow
Distinguishing feature: Yellow body with brown spots very present on the head and the dorsal.
Where did we see it: Zanzibar, Mayotte, Maldives
No pectoral or pelvic fins, only one dorsal, caudal and anal fin.
No scales, the body is covered with a protective mucus.
This moray eel is solitary, but it often stays with cleaning shrimp with which it shares its meals and offers protection in exchange for deworming.
Parrotfish create a protective envelope around them when they are sleeping.
So, don't put the light on them during night dive to don't to wake them up and break this envelope.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world!
Some whales are larger, but they are mammals, not fish!