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Red Sea - images of the fishes

During our holiday at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt in March 2011, we visited the Canyon and Blue Hole at Dahab, the reef off Nabq bay and the Ras Mohammed national park.  We saw all the fish below while snorkelling. Water depth was typically 0 - 2m. Camera used was Pentax Optio W10. At the deeper depths the flash worked an this caused small particles in the water very close to the camera to appear as out of focus whitish blobs. This is evident in the picture of the Red Sea Desjardin Sailfin tang fish ( Zebrasoma desjardinii ) at the lower left.   If you turn off the flash the problem then becomes one of dealing with the movements of the fish during the inevitable longer time exposure.

Snapper fish
Snappers ( Lutjanus )

Sweetlips Haemulidae (Plectorhynchinus gaterinus)
Sweetlips Haemulidae (Plectorhynchinus gaterinus). A grunt species making a noise by grinding their teeth)

Sulphur Damselfish ( Pomacentrus sulfureus )
Sulphur Damselfish ( Pomacentrus sulfureus )
Humpback red snapper
Humpback red snapper ( Lutjanus gibbus )
Klunzingers Wrasse ( Thalassoma klunzingeri )
Klunzingers Wrasse ( Thalassoma klunzingeri )
 Pale Damselfish ( Amblyglyphidodon indicus )
Pale Damselfish ( Amblyglyphidodon indicus )
 
Any idea of the name of this red sea fish above ?
 Picasso Triggerfish
Picasso Triggerfish
 Red Sea Desjardin Sailfin tang fish ( Zebrasoma desjardinii )
Red Sea Desjardin Sailfin tang fish ( Zebrasoma desjardinii )
 Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish
Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish

If you know more about the above types of Red Sea fish or the names are wrong, please tell me.
Page started 6 April 2011, amended 30 Jan 2015 Eric Johnston eric@satsig.net