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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