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I am an photographer, author, cook and designer from Finland. Welcome to my food blog mightydeliciouswithherbsandspices.com and my travel blog travelwithjohanna.com You can find my photographs and home decor on my art blog hurmerintagalleria.com

The Lovely Threadfin Butterflyfish

The Threadfin Butterflyfish is a reef-associated fish and its does not migrate. Its depth range is 1-35 meters / 3-115 feet. It can be found in several different types of habitats, including corals reefs, inshore waters and rubble covered bottoms with prolific plant and algae growth.

I have seen and photographed this fish many times in the Red Sea.

Threadfin Butterflyfish And Colorful Corals. Sahl Hasheesh is a wonderful place in Egypt and is on the coast of the Red Sea.

Yellowstripe Goatfish

The yellowstripe goatfish is a species of goatfish native to the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.  The name of the fish in latin is Mulloidichthys flavolineatus.

The goatfish belong to the Mullidae family and rank among the common fish in the Red Sea.

Their peculiar barbels are though not so common. These barbels can be spotted beneath the chin on either side of the mouth. These barbells function as sensitive filaments to trace molluscs, crustaceans and worms. The goatfish are nocturnal, which means they swim around mostly at night.

Yellowstripe Goatfish. Mulloidichthys flavolineatus. Macro photography from the Red Sea. Wonderful to suddenly meet these small fish in the Red Sea!

THE RED SEA TOBY

Red Sea Toby, Canthigaster margaritata. Inhabits reef flats, lagoons and protected seaward reefs. Lives in solitary or in pairs. What a unique and fantastic small fish. Happy to see it and photograph it underwater in the Red Sea.

Canthigaster margaritata. The Red Sea Toby.

A small and cute fish, which is hard to find and capture with the
camera.  

The size: 12 cm / 4,7 inches.

The color: Dark brown to olive, except for a white belly, covered in blue spots, blue line markings between the eyes and on the back.

Most common in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, but also in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific tot Japan.

Chlorurus Sordidus Bullethead Parrotfish

Chlorurus Sordidus Bullethead Parrotfish:

The initial phase has very variable coloration. The smaller fishes can be a dark brown to light gray and they may or may not possess a light band surrounding a dark spot on the caudal peduncle.

Larger fish can show a series of irregular rows of small, light spots towards the tail or they may have the light band surrounding the dark spot on the caudal peduncle. The terminal phase, male, is also variable and may have a large tan area on the flanks or on its caudal peduncle. It has a rounded snout.

Chlorurus sordidus is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, Red Sea included.

The Black Volitan Lionfish

The Black Volitan Lionfish in the Red Sea in Jordan. It is closing in on a Sea Urchin.

The Black Volitan Lionfish in the Red Sea in Jordan. It is closing in on a Sea Urchin.


Pterois miles, the devil firefish or common lionfish, is a species of ray-finned fish native to the western Indo-Pacific region. Seen in many places of the Red Sea. It is a venomous fish.


These fish pose a serious threat to reef fish populations and thus to coral reef ecosystems and the people who depend on them.


Usually we have seen the common lionfish, which is red brown beige in color. The black volitan lionfish I have only seen in the Red Sea in Jordan.

Wonders of the Red Sea

The underwater world is so beautiful, exotic, colorful and magnificent.

This post is for your inspiration. A little bit of joy and color to the day! Hope you like what you see.

Threadfin Butterflyfish. Chaetodon auriga. Photographed in the Red Sea by Johanna Hurmerinta. Photo enhanced with soft coloring on the coral and the rocks. Chaetodon auriga is found in the Indo-Pacific region, from the Red Sea and eastern Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesas and Ducie islands.
A Gorgeous Parrotfish In The Red Sea
Mysterious And Beautiful Underwater World Colorfully. Each time I go underwater in the Red Sea, I see something new. The fish and the corals blend together in the most beautiful way. Nature is exotic and exciting. I hope you enjoy my sealife and underwater photos. The corals are softly colored digitally.