Coral reef fish are an important part in the tremendous biodiversity that Komodo National Park has. Coral reef fish are fish which live among or in close relation to coral reefs. Tons of species can live in a small area of healthy reef, and this is exactly what you find in the park. They hide sometimes or even camouflage, finding the way to survive on the reefs. Coral reefs provide home for 25 percent of all marine fish species.
Some of the reef species you will find in Komodo are:
Clown Fish: also known as anemone fish, are a type of damselfish that live only in anemones. They are one of the most beloved fish of the reef.
Angelfishes: are colorful reef fish that are closely related and look like butterfly fishes, but are usually larger.
Needlefish: are long, slim, silvery fishes with a thin, pointed jaw that resembles a large needle. They swim very close to the surface, even sometimes above the reef making it easy for snorkelers to spot them.
Parrotfish: are reef fish with bright colors, with medium to large sizes, that look similar to wrasses.
Triggerfish: are brightly coloured with a large head, leathery skin and marked with lines and spots. Some of them can be very territorial. They most are found in shallow, coastal habitats, especially at coral reefs.
Barracudas: are very long, slim, predatory fish. You will often see them in big schools, although the largest barracudas are loners. Some species are mostly seen by divers on the reefs.
Napoleon Humphead wrasse: is a large species of wrasse mainly found on coral reefs.
Frogfish: are small, short, often brightly colored, and stocky fish, frequently covered with bumpy, bifurcated spicules to help them camouflage. Lionfish Lionfish is a beautiful and venomous marine fish. The sting is not fatal to humans; however, can be painful and can last for a couple of days
Moray eel: is a large species of eel. Although they may look like snakes, they are actually fish and not reptiles.