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Red Sea - images of the fishes

During our holiday at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt in April 2012, we visited Near Garden (just east of Nama bay) and, via boat, 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.

Coral reef off Ras Mohammed national park: Klunzingers Wrasse fish ( Thalassoma klunzingeri )

Sulphur Damselfish ( Pomacentrus sulfureus ) fish
Sulphur Damselfish ( Pomacentrus sulfureus )
Sergeant Major ( Abudefuf saxatilis ) fish
Sergeant Major ( Abudefuf saxatilis )
Klunzingers Wrasse ( Thalassoma klunzingeri ) fish
Klunzingers Wrasse ( Thalassoma klunzingeri )
 Scalefin Anthias fish
Scalefin Anthias

Any idea of the name of this red sea fish above ?
 Black Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris)
Black Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris)
 Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish
Red Sea Raccoon Butterflyfish
Clown Sand Wrasse Coris Aygula
Clown Sand Wrasse  (Coris Aygula) *
Arabian surgeonfish, Synonyms: sohal tang, sohal surgeonfish (Acanthurus sohal)
Arabian surgeonfish, Synonyms: sohal tang, sohal surgeonfish ( Acanthurus sohal )

Clown Coris (Coris aygula) aka Spot-Cheeked Surgeonfish aka Brown Surgeonfish *
Purple Tang
Purple Tang

The blue opening of a Giant Clam (Tridacna maxima)

If you know more about the above types of Red Sea fish or the names are wrong, please tell me.
* Many thanks to the person who emailed me (July 2014) with a correction to the naming of the Clown Sand Wrasse (Coris Aygula) and a name for Clown Coris (Coris aygula) aka the Spot-Cheeked Surgeonfish aka the Brown Surgeonfish.
Page started 6 April 2012, amended 30 Jan 2015 Eric Johnston