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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
Throughout the virus I am working in Australia on and off as local borders close, mostly in the Kimberley with Coral Expeditions (May-September). 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.