18 Amazing Coral Reef Creatures

Coral reefs are incredibly rich with various wildlife animals. Besides coral polyps who form the coral reefs, there can be found various types of sponges, crabs, snails, fishes, turtles, snakes and other molluscs.

Grey reef shark

Grey reef shark

Coral

Coral

Sea urchin

Sea urchin

Green sea turtle

Green sea turtle

Coral Polyps

Coral Polyps

Anemon

Anemon

Yellow-dotted butterflyfish

Yellow-dotted butterflyfish

Whale shark

Whale shark

Coral reefs form in shallow and warm water near the mainland, mostly in tropical areas.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Protected area in Papua New Guinea

Protected area in Papua New Guinea

Maldives

Maldives

Fiji

Fiji

Philippines

Philippines

Morea, French Polynesia

Morea, French Polynesia

Turquoise Bay in Australia

Turquoise Bay in Australia

Coral Reef of Belize

Coral Reef of Belize

The largest barrier reef in the world is the Great Barrier Reef located near Queensland in northeast Australia. Its length is more than 1,500 miles.

Queensland

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