One of the best aquarium in the US is Monterey Bay Aquarium. If you had some free day, its good to spending your time with ‘fish adventure’. There’s so much kinds of fish at the Monterey Bay aquarium. Also so much other animal collection at Moterey Bay.I can’t tell you all of Monterey Bay Aquarium fish list, but i’ll try to show you some of the popular fish at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Here it is, check it out :
Also known as clownfish. Cool Facts : All anemonefishes start life as males. As they grow, a male may change to become a female.
- Bat Ray
Bat rays reproduce on an annual cycle, mating during spring or summer. After a gestation period of nine to 12 months, females give live birth to two to 10 pups—the number depends on the size of the mother.
- Bay Pipefish
When hungry, pipefish forms its toothless mouth like a tube about one inch, and then ready to swallow its prey- and slurps
- Big Skate
Big skates protect themselves from predators like sharks by camouflage. Hide along the seafloor, with only their eyes protruding. Whole bodies covered with sand and mud of the ocean floor is blending well with their body colors.
- Blacktip Reef Shark
In Hawaii, some families see this shark as their “aumakua,” or guardian spirit, feeding them and rarely killing them.
- Broadnose Sevengill Shark
This shark is a powerful swimmer that can be aggressive if provoked, but there’s no record of humans being attacked in open water.
The eggs of cabezon are poisonous to humans and many other mammals and birds. This is the largest member of the sculpin family in the Monterey Bay aquarium fish list 2017.
- California Barracuda
Known for their large mouths full of sharp, fanglike teeth, barracuda are aggressive hunters. They move slowly and then burst towards their prey and take large, snapping bites with their powerful jaws.
- California Halibut
This halibut hide by burying themselves up to their eyes in the sandy seafloor.
- California Moray Eel
Moray eels, during the day, sit in crevices with only their heads protruding. At night they prowl across the reef looking for octopuses and small fishes.
- California Sheephead
Male and female sheephead have different color patterns and body shapes. Males are larger, with black tail and head sections, wide, reddish orange midriffs, red eyes and fleshy forehead bumps. Female sheephead are dull pink with white undersides.
- Coralline Sculpin
To protect themselves from the predators, this fish camouflaged like a chameleon, that is by hiding among the seaweed and rocks that make the body color blend well
- Cownose Ray
Cownose rays have poisonous stingers, but even in large groups they’re shy and not threatening.
- Deep Sea Anglerfish
The antenna is growing from the female anglerfish’s snout ends in a glowing blob of light.
The dolphinfish are acrobatic, feisty fish, popular with recreational fishermen, and are sought after by commercial fisheries, which often catch them on longlines.
- Fanfin Anglerfish
To sense movement around the water, this deep sea anglerfish uses its long fin rays such as a radar.
When a fish or shrimp swims nearby, a fangtooth simply opens its big mouth and sucks the animal inside. Animals caught in its trap have little chance of wriggling free
This shark have special light sensitive eyes like a cat’s eye have, glow when a light shines on it. Its specially designed for hunting in near darkness
- Galapagos Shark
Sharks come in many different shapes and sizes, but people are most familiar with the classic look of a Galapagos shark.
Garibaldis have a restricted range—they’re found from Baja California to Monterey Bay and nowhere else in the world.
- Giant Kelpfish
Individual kelpfish can even change colors to match changes in the colors around them.
Like many other deep sea fishes, hatchetfish have light-producing organs in rows along their bellies. Its shine a pale blue light that matches daylight filtering down from above, also hides them from other dangerous species below.
- Horn Shark
They’re not graceful swimmers and don’t move around like their streamlined kin—in fact, sometimes horn sharks use their strong pectoral fins to crawl along rocks.
That’s some monterey bay aquarium fish list, i wish i could post the rest of fish list later.
Source : montereybayaquarium.org
See also ‘ Best Aquarium In USA ” post.