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Olive-brown seasnake

Olive-brown seasnake

Blotcheye soldierfish

Blotcheye soldierfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Hawaiian squirrelfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Blackbelt hogfish

Emperor angelfish

Emperor angelfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Powderblue surgeonfish

Azure damselfish

Azure damselfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Moorish idol

Moorish idol

Spotted surgeonfish

Spotted surgeonfish

Clown coris

Clown coris

Blue-spotted stingray

Blue-spotted stingray

Clown coris

Clown coris

Facts

LatinCoris aygula
Size120 cm
FoodCrustaceans, mussels and sea urchins
HabitatSand and gravel bottom at coral reefs
IUCN

Least concern

LocationThe Indian Ocean and western Pacific
Map

Hidden eyes

The young coris has a clear dotted pattern on the head. The dots conceal the corises’ eyes from predators, who aim at round eyes when hunting. This is how the coris avoid being eaten.


Common octopus

Cuttlefish

Seadragons

The small mouths

The pier

Coral reef

Fish nursery

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