These spectacularly patterned fish often appear in idyllic underwater photospreads in publications like National Geographic and Conde Naste. If you’re really on the hunt for something bright, colorful and unique, these are definitely a species you’ll want to snap a few photos of.
The Spotted Trunkfish gets its name from, yes you guessed it, the myriad black spots that cover its golden yellow body. Not only is this funky looking fish, but it also secretes a colorless toxin from its glands whenever its touched.
he Trumpetfish are cousins of the cornetfish, made distinctive by their elongated bodies, small frontal jaw, and tubular snouts. Their gills are resemble the teeth of a comb and their soft dorsal fin is located near the tail fin.
The Sand Diver, or Sand Diver Lizard Fish as it is often referred to is a species most commonly found floating alongside reefs, and often wrecks. This curious creature is also hailed as one of the top 20 ugliest fish in the Caribbean, but we think that’s a tad harsh! Sand divers belong to what’s informally known as the lizardfish family, as most share similar if not identical characteristics.