These fish are named for the horns that run along the top of its body, and feed on small invertebrates living on the bottom of the ocean by blowing jets of water into the sand to expose the prey.
You can choose the name of the Cowfish.
A tropical species from the Indo-Pacific region, these eels have a powerful bite and two sets of jaws used to catch prey such as crabs and shrimp in small, rocky crevices of their reef habitat.
You can choose the name of the Moray Eel.
Endemic to waters from the Great Australian Bight to Western Australia, these fish have hard, armoured skin made up of smaller plates and when they are stressed or threatened, they can secrete a toxic mucous over their body to deter predators.
You can choose the name of the Boxfish.
Sometimes called the ‘puppy dogs of the ocean’, these beautiful sharks live on rocky coastlines around Southern Australia and hatch out of spiral shaped egg cases.
You can choose the name of the Shark.
These leatherjackets live in seagrass beds of Southern Australia and are so named for the four small spines on each side of its body before its tail, which are sometimes used by males to fight during mating season.
You can choose the name of the Leatherjacket
Common around jetties and shallow reefs, the sharp spines on this fish are modified scales and radiate outwards when it is threatened and inflates its body; warning predators of its poisonous flesh.
You can choose the name of the Porcupine Fish.
These are the largest and most commonly seen seahorses in Southern Australia, growing up to 35 cm long and use their tails to cling to seagrasses, sponges and seaweeds for protection.
You can choose the name of the Seahorse.
The colour of these yabby’s shells reflects their surroundings; as their body grows, they moult their shells and new shells will turn brown if living in muddy rivers, or blue if living in clearer waters.
You can choose the name of the Yabby
These turtles are found throughout the Murray-Darling River system in larger rivers and lakes, but as pet owners set these popular pets free, they are also found in urban ponds and dams.
You can choose a name for the Turtle.
Currently listed as critically endangered in South Australia, these freshwater fish were on the verge of extinction due to habitat loss and competition from introduced fish, however captive breeding programs have brought their numbers back.
You can choose the name of your Gudgeon.
These freshwater fish are native to the Northern Territory and Queensland and are also called Bedjal; the Yolngu word for rainbowfish from a swamp in the Northern Territory.
You can choose the name of the Rainbow Fish.
The Fiddler Ray has a beautiful mottled pattern to blend in with its surroundings. Rays are related to sharks and have a similar cartilage-based skeleton, and all of these animals have been around longer than dinosaurs.
You can name this Fiddler Ray.