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Corals and invertebrates guide

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The butterflyfish are a group of conspicuous tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae; the bannerfish and coralfish are also included in this group. The approximately 129 species in 12 genera[1] are found mostly on the reefs of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific Oceans. A number of species pairs occur in the Indian and Pacific Oceans, members of the huge genus Chaetodon.

Split crown feather duster

Mountainous star coral

Pencil urchin


Fingerprint snail

Curly striped seasnail

Brazilian lobster

Leafy fire coral

Feather gorgonian

Plate Fire coral

Branching fire-coral

Slipper Lobster

Starry blue sponge

Caribbean shrimps

Perderson shrimp

Thor shrimp

Coral crab



Rhodactis osculifera

Feather Star in neon sponge

Sponge bunch

Anémone spiral

Pearl algae

Caribbean shrimp


Corals are marine invertebrates within the class Anthozoa of the phylum Cnidaria. They typically form compact colonies of many identical individual polyps. Coral species include the important reef builders that inhabit tropical oceans and secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.

Coral fireplace