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TROPICAL Open Ocean
fishes

The open waters of the tropical oceans seem fairly empty, but there are plenty of fish in the sea...

Class Chondrichthyes: Sharks & Rays

Order Orectolobiformes: Carpet Sharks, including 'Wobbegongs'

Family Ginglymostomatidae

(Talboy Bay, Australia)

Nebrius ferrugineus, 'Tawny Nurse Shark'.

Family Rhincodontidae

This family only contains one living species...

(Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia)

Rhincodon typus, 'Whale Shark'. The biggest fish on the planet.

Class Osteichthyes: Bony Fish

Damon Ramseythe author with the largest bony fish in the world (photo by Mark Steadman)

For the page on flying fish of the world's tropical oceans.

Back to the page on the tropical open oceans

Updates
My first trip after the virus is as Expedition leader in Tasmania with Coral Expeditions, followed by my role as biologist guest lecturer on the Great Barrier Reef. If you can't go travelling until everything settles down, then until then, here I am doing online guided walks for Noble Caledonia and online lectures for Silversea.