Squid are cephalopods of the order Teuthida, which comprises around 300 species. Three hundred species! It is said that new ones are still being discovered! Cephalopods consists of squids, … [Read more...] about About Squids (Sotong)
Fish Species ID
Todak, Hound needlefish or Long Tom (Tylosurus crocodilus) Distribution and biology Found in South Africa coastal and off-shore waters, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to India, Sri Lanka and … [Read more...] about Longtom Garfish – Todak, Hound needlefish (Tylosurus crocodilus).
The island trevally (Carangoides orthogrammus) is a fish that closely resembles our local Demudok, Orange Spotted Trevally. I had a tough time identifying that earlier as both have orange spots on … [Read more...] about Island Trevally
My eyes were squinting. The sun was shining bright, very bright throughout the week we fished the Maldivian flats. The sun's ray reflecting off the water's surface and the waves make it hard to spot … [Read more...] about Bluefin Trevally and Fishing the Maldives
Identifying fish can be tricky. It appears I have identified the Orange-Spotted Trevally as the Island Trevally in some of my earlier video postings. I would not have realise it if I did not … [Read more...] about Orange-Spotted Trevally (Demudok)
Species: Seriolina nigrofasciata Family: Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) Other common/local names: Blackbanded Trevally, Kingfish, Aji-aji, Pisang-Pisang, Temenong, Bak Hu, Ewe Karm. Though … [Read more...] about Blackbanded Amberjack (Seriola Nigrofasciata)
We were laughing when a Flowerhorn took a lure and was subsequently landed with little drama. No, wait. Make that no drama at all. And as the flowerhorn spun around while photos were being taken it … [Read more...] about Flowerhorn Cichlid flashes winning 4D numbers!
Also known as the Yellowtail Barracuda (Not to be confused with the Great Barracuda) Pickhandle Barracuda, Banded Barracuda, Slender Barracuda, Giant Sea Pike (Sphyraena jello) Alu-alu, Kacang … [Read more...] about Pickhandle Barracuda – Alu-alu
Species: Grunters (Terapontidae) Other names: Crescent-banded Perch, Crescent-Banded Tigerfish, Crescent Bass, Tiger Grunt, Tiger Perch, Tiger Bass, Three-stripe Grunter, Three-striped Perch, … [Read more...] about Striped Grunter (Terapon Jarbau)