Bonaire Marine Life ID

 

Bonaire is home to 340 species of reef fish and countless other species of marine life.  The island’s diverse reef life invokes a natural curiosity about what we see underwater.

Here’s a guide to some of the more common fish and reef creatures that you may spot in Bonaire.

Parrotfish, Angelfish & Butterflyfish

Reef Butterflyfish
Reef Butterflyfish
Foureye Butterflyfish
Foureye Butterflyfish
Queen Parrotfish (Adult)
Queen Parrotfish (Adult)
Queen Parrotfish (Initial Phase)
Queen Parrotfish (Initial Phase)
Princess Parrotfish
Princess Parrotfish
Midnight Parrotfish
Midnight Parrotfish
Rainbow Parrotfish
Rainbow Parrotfish
Stoplight Parrotfish (Adult)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Adult)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Initial Phase)
Stoplight Parrotfish (Initial Phase)
French Angelfish (Adult)
French Angelfish (Adult)
French Angelfish (Juvenile)
French Angelfish (Juvenile)
Queen Angelfish
Queen Angelfish

 

Larger Fish

Saucereye Porgy
Saucereye Porgy
Black Margate
Black Margate
Barracuda
Barracuda
Tarpon
Tarpon
Saucereye Porgy
Saucereye Porgy
Bonefish
Bonefish

 

Miscellaneous Fish

Glassy Sweeper
Glassy Sweeper
Grey Snapper
Grey Snapper
Scorpionfish
Scorpionfish
Longlure Frogfish
Longlure Frogfish
Seahorse
Seahorse
Scrawled Filefish
Scrawled Filefish
Whitespotted Filefish
Whitespotted Filefish
Bar Jack
Bar Jack
Yellowfin Mojarra
Yellowfin Mojarra
Spotted Drum
Spotted Drum
Spotted Drum (Juvenile)
Spotted Drum (Juvenile)
Lionfish
Lionfish
Peacock Flounder
Peacock Flounder
Soapfish
Soapfish
Goatfish
Goatfish
Surgeonfish
Surgeonfish
Coney
Coney
Schoolmaster (Adult)
Schoolmaster (Adult)
Schoolmaster (Juvenile)
Schoolmaster (Juvenile)
Bigeye
Bigeye
Sand Diver
Sand Diver
Ocean Triggerfish
Ocean Triggerfish
Black Durgon
Black Durgon
Spotted Trunkfish
Spotted Trunkfish
Honeycomb Cowfish
Honeycomb Cowfish
Rock Beauty
Rock Beauty
Creole Wrass
Creole Wrass
Spanish Hawkfish
Spanish Hawkfish

 

Pufferfish

Bandtail Pufferfish
Bandtail Pufferfish
Sharpnose Pufferfish
Sharpnose Pufferfish
Balloonfish
Balloonfish
Porcupinefish
Porcupinefish
Web Burrfish
Web Burrfish

 

Blennies & Other Small Fish

Spinyhead Blenny
Spinyhead Blenny
Redlip Blenny
Redlip Blenny
Tessellated Blenny
Tessellated Blenny
Southern Smoothhead Glass Blenny
Southern Smoothhead Glass Blenny
Ringed Shy Blenny
Ringed Shy Blenny
Sailfin Blenny
Sailfin Blenny
Slender Filefish
Slender Filefish
Blue Chromis
Blue Chromis
Peppermint Goby
Peppermint Goby
Yellowhead Jawfish
Yellowhead Jawfish
Harlequin Bass
Harlequin Bass
Fairy Basslet
Fairy Basslet
Bandtail Pufferfish
Bandtail Pufferfish
Sharpnose Pufferfish
Sharpnose Pufferfish
Yellowtail Damselfish
Yellowtail Damselfish
Threespot Damselfish
Threespot Damselfish
Longfin Damselfish
Longfin Damselfish
Barred Hamlet
Barred Hamlet
Post Larval Juvenile Trunkfish
Post Larval Juvenile Trunkfish

 

Jellyfish, Squid and Octopi

Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish
Bonaire Banded Box Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish
Caribbean Reef Octopus
Caribbean Reef Octopus
Common Octopus
Common Octopus
Caribbean Reef Squid
Caribbean Reef Squid

 

Eels

Goldentail Moray
Goldentail Moray
Sharptail Eel
Sharptail Eel
Spotted Moray
Spotted Moray
Green Moray
Green Moray
Chain Moray
Chain Moray
Garden Eels
Garden Eels
Spotted Snake Eel
Spotted Snake Eel
Margintail Conger Eel
Margintail Conger Eel
Garden Eel
Garden Eel

 

Mollusks, Crustaceans & Worms

Christmastree Worm
Christmastree Worm
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp
Spotted Cleaner Shrimp
Batwing Coral Crab
Batwing Coral Crab
Blackline Fireworm
Blackline Fireworm
Arrow Crabs
Arrow Crabs
Queen Conch
Queen Conch
Bearded Fireworm
Bearded Fireworm
Social Featherduster Worms
Social Featherduster Worms
Engels Flabellina
Engels Flabellina
Rough Fileclam
Rough Fileclam

 

Turtles and Rays

Green Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Manta Ray
Manta Ray
Stingray
Stingray
Hawksbill Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Spotted Eagle Ray
Spotted Eagle Ray

 

Other Sea Creatures

Brittle Star
Brittle Star
Giant Anemone
Giant Anemone