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Naigani Island

Pygoplites diacanthus (Royal Angelfish, Naigani Island, Fiji

A Photo Essay

By Tony Griffitts

In July of 2012 my wife and I were invited to join Dr. Tom Waltzek and his wife on a trip to the Fijian island of Naigani. We spent about a week on the island exploring the reefs that surround Naigani. All the photos and videos were taken while snorkeling as most of the reef that was explored was less than 20 feet (6 meters) deep.

Naigani is surrounded by a reef, which on the East side of the island acts as a barrier reef during low tide.

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Fiji is home to a newly named tomato clownfish (anemonefish) species described in 2008. This Fiji Tomato Clownfish was named Amphiprion barberi. Amphiprion barberi are most commonly commensal with Bubble (Bubble-tip, Entacmaea quadricolor) and the Sebae (Heteractis crispa) anemones.

The Fiji Tomato Clownfish is more social than the Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion frenatus). They are often found in large groups around Bubble anemones. Fiji Tomato Clownfish can also be distinguished from the A. frenatus by a dusky forehead color that often extends into the back, only broken by the white stripe behind the eye.

Two other species of clownfish are also found in Fiji, Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) and Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish).

While the Pink Skunk Clownfish found in Fiji is currently classified as the same species as the Pink Skunk Clownfish in the Philippines. I would not be surprised if it was eventually given it's own distinct species name. The Fiji Pink Skunk Clownfish tend to have a orange color.

The Fiji Pink Skunk Clownfish is currently classified as Amphiprion perideraion. As you can see, the skunk clownfish found in Fiji is orange not a pale pink like Amphiprion perideraion found in the Philippines. Photo by Dr. Tom Waltzek.

The Fiji Pink Skunk Clownfish is currently classified as Amphiprion perideraion. As you can see, the skunk clownfish found in Fiji is orange not a pale pink like Amphiprion perideraion found in the Philippines. Photo by Dr. Tom Waltzek.

Bubble anemones (Entacmaea quadricolor) in Fiji are the colonial gene type that commonly reproduce by longitudinal fission (they split). When you find Bubble anemones in Fiji they are typically found in colonies, sometimes in groups that can number over a 100 specimens.

Fiji is home to a host anemone currently classified as Heteractis crispa (Sebae), but this may not be correct. The Heteractis crispa in the photos below may be an undiscribe host anemone species.

This anemone has much longer tentacles than the most common form of Heteractis crispa found in the Philippines, but I do have photos of long tentacle specimens near Atlantis Dive Resort, Dauin, Negros Oriental. The Fijian Heteractis crispa look more similar to the long tentacle form of Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble).

The common Fijian Heteractis crispa often do not have pink tentacle tips.

Fiji is also home to undescribed clearner wrasse rarely if ever seen in the aquarium hobby, but common on the reef of Naigani. It is sometimes called Labroides dimidiatus on the internet when a rare photo of the cleaner wrasse is pictured.

Black-tip Reef Sharks (Carcharhinus melanopterus), and White-tip Reef Sharks (Triaenodon obesus) are often seen around the reef.

I used an Olympus Stylus Tough 8000 and GoPro Hero2 cameras for these underwater photos and videos. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 was used for land photos.

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant Major Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Abudefduf saxatilis (Sergeant Major Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus pyroferus (Mimic Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus pyroferus (Mimic Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acropora sp. Coral, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acropora sp. Coral, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Staghorn Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amblyglyphidodon curacao (Staghorn Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Juvenile Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Juvenile Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) colony hosting hundreds of Fiji Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion barberi) located at the North side of Naigani Island (off Picnic Beach), Fiji.

Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) colony hosting hundreds of Fiji Tomato Clownfish (Amphiprion barberi) located at the North side of Naigani Island (off Picnic Beach), Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Entacmaea quadricolor (Green Tipped Rose Bubble Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with  Entacmaea quadricolor (Green Tipped Rose Bubble Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Video of Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with colonial Entacmaea quadricolor (Bubble Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Video of Amphiprion barberi (Fiji Tomato Clownfish) with Heteractis crispa (Sebae Anemone) , Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Video ofAmphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Stichodactyla mertensii (Merten's Carpet Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish) with Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus (Orangefin Clownfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion (Pink Skunk Clownfish) with Heteractis magnifica (Ritteri Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus lineatus (Clown Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthurus lineatus (Clown Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-thorns Starfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-thorns Starfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Apogon cyanosoma (Yellowstriped Cardinalfish), Naigani Island, Fiji

Apogon cyanosoma (Yellowstriped Cardinalfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Apogon cyanosoma (Yellowstriped Cardinalfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Apogon cyanosoma (Yellowstriped Cardinalfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Blackspotted Dog-face Puffer), Naigani Island, Fiji

Arothron nigropunctatus (Blackspotted Dog-face Puffer), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Blackspotted Dog-face Puffer), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Arothron nigropunctatus (Blackspotted Dog-face Puffer), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Balistapus undulatus (Orange-lined Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Balistapus undulatus (Orange-lined Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Centropyge bispinosa (Coral Beauty Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Centropyge bispinosa (Coral Beauty Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Centropyge flavissima (Lemonpeel Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Centropyge flavissima (Lemonpeel Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon auriga (Auriga Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon bennetti (Bennett Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon bennetti (Bennett Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon baronessa (Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon citrinellus (Speckled Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon citrinellus (Speckled Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon ephippium (Saddleback Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon ephippium (Saddleback Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon lineolatus (Lined Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon lineolatus (Lined Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon lunulatus (Oval Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon melannotus (Blackback Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon plebeius (Blue-spot Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon plebeius (Blue-spot Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon rafflesi (Latticed Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon rafflesi (Latticed Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon ulietensis (Double-saddle Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon ulietensis (Double-saddle Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coris aygula (Juv. Clown Choris Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coris aygula (Juv. Clown Choris Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Crenimugil crenilabis (Fringelip Mullet), off Picnic Beach Naigani Island, Fiji.

Crenimugil crenilabis (Fringelip Mullet), off Picnic Beach Naigani Island, Fiji.

Dascyllus aruanus (Humbug Dascyllus/Three-stripe Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Dascyllus aruanus (Humbug Dascyllus/Three-stripe Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Dascyllus reticulatus (Two Stripe Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Dascyllus reticulatus (Two Stripe Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chrysiptera taupou (Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Chrysiptera taupou (Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Ecsenius namiyei (Black Combtooth Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Ecsenius namiyei (Black Combtooth Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Ecsenius namiyei (Black Combtooth Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Ecsenius namiyei (Black Combtooth Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Entacmaea quadricolor (Pink Tip Bubble Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji

Entacmaea quadricolor (Pink Tip Bubble Anemone), Naigani Island, Fiji,

Exallias brevis (Leopard Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Exallias brevis (Leopard Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Exallias brevis (Leopard Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Exallias brevis (Leopard Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Fungia repanda (Fungia Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Fungia repanda (Fungia Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Goniopora sp. (Flower Pot Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Goniopora sp. (Flower Pot Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Halichoeres trimaculatus (Threespot Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Halichoeres trimaculatus (Threespot Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Hemiramphus far (Black-barred Halfbeak), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Hemiramphus far (Black-barred Halfbeak), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse, intermediate phase), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Undescribed Labroides sp. (Fiji Sunrise Cleaner Wrasse, intermediate phase), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Linckia laevigata (Blue Linckia Starfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Linckia laevigata (Blue Linckia Starfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Lutjanus semicinctus Black-banded Snapper, Naigani Island, Fiji

Lutjanus semicinctus Black-banded Snapper, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Meiacanthus oualanensis (Canary Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Meiacanthus oualanensis (Canary Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Montipora capricornis (Vase Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Montipora capricornis (Vase Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Kyphosus vaigiensis (Lowfin Chub), Aitutaki.

Novaculichthys taeniourus (Rockmover/Dragon Wrasse) being cleaned by a Cleaner Wrasse, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Oxymonacanthus longirostris (Orangespotted Filefish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Common in the branches of staghorn coral Oxymonacanthus longirostris (Orangespotted Filefish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parachirrhites arcatus (Arc-eye Hawkfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parachirrhites arcatus (Arc-eye Hawkfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Paracirrhites forsteri (Freckled Hawkfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Paracirrhites forsteri (Freckled Hawkfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Plectroglyphidodon dickii (Black Bar Devil Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Plectroglyphidodon dickii (Black Bar Devil Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Koran Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Koran Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Koran Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Koran Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parachirrhites arcatus (Blue Spiny Lobster), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parachirrhites arcatus (Blue Spiny Lobster), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parapercis hexophthalma (Speckled Sandperch), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parapercis hexophthalma (Speckled Sandperch), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Parupeneus barberinus (Dash-and-dot Goatfish) being cleaned, Naigani Island, Fiji

Parupeneus barberinus (Dash-and-dot Goatfish) being cleaned, Naigani Island, Fiji

Plagiotremus laudandus flavus (Bicolor Fangblenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Plagiotremus laudandus flavus (Bicolor Fangblenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Platax orbicularis (Circular Spadefish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Platax orbicularis (Circular Spadefish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Polyphyllia sp. (Tongue Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Polyphyllia sp. (Tongue Coral), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacentrus moluccensis (Yellow Damselfish) Fiji color variation, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacentrus moluccensis (Yellow Damselfish) Fiji color variation, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacentrus pavo (Peacock Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pomacentrus pavo (Peacock Damselfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pseudocheilinus hexataenia (Six Line Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pseudocheilinus hexataenia (Six Line Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pygoplites diacanthus (Regal Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Pygoplites diacanthus (Regal Angelfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Rastrelliger kanagurta (Indian Mackerel), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Rastrelliger kanagurta (Indian Mackerel), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Picasso Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Rhinecanthus aculeatus (Picasso Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Salarias fasciatus (Jewelled Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Salarias fasciatus (Jewelled Blenny), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scarus oviceps (Dark-capped Parrotfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scarus oviceps (Dark-capped Parrotfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scolopsis bilineatus (Two-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scolopsis bilineatus (Two-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scolopsis bilineatus (Juvenile Two-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scolopsis bilineatus (Juvenile Two-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scolopsis trilineatus (Three-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji

Scolopsis trilineatus (Three-line Monocle Bream), Naigani Island, Fiji

Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Sepioteuthis lessoniana (Bigfin Reef Squid), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Siganus doliatus (Barred Rabbitfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Siganus doliatus (Barred Rabbitfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Stichodactyla haddoni (Haddons Carpet Anemone) typically found on sand, but in this case on reef rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Stichodactyla haddoni (Haddons Carpet Anemone) typically found on sand, but in this case on reef rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Sufflamen chrysopterus (Flagtail Triggerfish), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Synchiropus ocellatus (Juv Ocellated Dragonet), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Synchiropus ocellatus (Juv Ocellated Dragonet), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Thalassoma hardwicke (Six-bar Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunar Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Thalassoma lunare (Lunar Wrasse), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Triaenodon obesus (White Tip Reef Shark), Naigani Island, Fiji

Triaenodon obesus (White Tip Reef Shark), Naigani Island, Fiji

Triaenodon obesus (White Tip Reef Shark), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Triaenodon obesus (White Tip Reef Shark), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tridacna maxima (maxima clam), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tridacna maxima (maxima clam), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tridacna maxima (maxima clam), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tridacna maxima (maxima clam), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Valenciennea strigata (Bluestreak Goby), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Valenciennea strigata (Bluestreak Goby), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Zanclus cornutus (Moorish idol), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Zebrasoma scopas (Scopas Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Zebrasoma scopas (Scopas Tang), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Brain Coral, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Brain Coral, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Bodianus mesothorax (Coral_Hogfish), Rarotonga.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Orange Sponge, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Orange Sponge, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Unidentified Damselfish, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Unidentified Damselfish, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji

Coral Reef, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tony Griffitts left, Dr. Tom Waltzek right, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tony Griffitts left, Dr. Tom Waltzek right, and our boat captain

Dr. Tom Waltzek left, Tony Griffitts right, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Dr. Tom Waltzek left, Tony Griffitts right, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Naigani Island is home to at least three species of fiddler crabs. Take the trail between the resort and the village and you will pass by these guys in the mangroves, as well as mudskippers.

Naigani Island is home to at least three species of fiddler crabs. Take the trail between the resort and the village and you will pass by these guys in the mangroves, as well as mudskippers.

Fiddler crabs, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Fiddler crabs, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Tide Pools

During low tide, the tide pools Southeast of the village offer plenty to explore.

Eriphia smithii (Red-eyed Reef Crab), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Eriphia smithii (Red-eyed Reef Crab), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Eriphia smithii (Red-eyed Reef Crab), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Eriphia smithii (Red-eyed Reef Crab), Naigani Island, Fiji.

Gymnothorax undulatus (Undulated Moray) patrols the tide pools look for an easy meal, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Gymnothorax undulatus (Undulated Moray) patrols the tide pools look for an easy meal, Naigani Island, Fiji.

When other creatures are trapped in tide pools by low tide, the Gymnothorax undulatus (Undulated Moray) slithers across the land to escape. Naigani Island, Fiji.

When other creatures are trapped in tide pools by low tide, the Gymnothorax undulatus (Undulated Moray) slithers across the land to escape. Naigani Island, Fiji.

A small Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone) exposed during low tide, Naigani Island, Fiji.

A small Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone) exposed during low tide, Naigani Island, Fiji.

A small Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone) exposed during low tide, Naigani Island, Fiji.

A small Heteractis aurora (Beaded Anemone) during low tide, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Flatworm in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Flatworm in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Octopus in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Octopus in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Video of octopus in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Percnon sp. Sally Lightfoot Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Percnon sp. Sally Lightfoot Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Percnon sp. Sally Lightfoot Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Percnon sp. Sally Lightfoot Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Crab, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scallop, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Scallop, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Sea cucumber, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Sea cucumber, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Snail, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Snail, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Snail, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Snail, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Six pointed magenta sea star in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Six pointed magenta sea star in a tide pool, Naigani Island, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Bailey Bridge Fish Market, Suva, Fiji.

Published - 20140412


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