ANIMAL A-Z…


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Goby, Engineer (Pholidichthys leucotaenia)

Goby, Engineer
Goby, Engineer

The engineer goby is not actually a type of goby but is the only member of the Pholidichthyidae family.

Juveniles are dark blue or black with white horizontal stripes running the length of their body. This is how they gained their other name, the "convict blenny". As they mature, these lines become vertical bands and their shape becomes more eel like


Fun Facts...

Juveniles of this species resemble the venomous striped catfish to help deter predators.



Location...

Found mainly in the western central Pacific from the Philippines south to the Solomon Islands.



Habitat...

Inhabits shallow lagoons and coastal reefs.



Diet...
Feeds mainly on invertebrates.

Not Evaluated

Grouper, Panther (Cromileptes altivelis)

Grouper, Panther
Grouper, Panther

The panther grouper is an extraordinary-looking fish with its bold black spots against a white or creamy-grey body. Juveniles have fewer, larger spots, which tend to become smaller and plentiful as the fish matures.
It can also be distinguished by its distinctive 'humpback' appearance, which earns it its other name, the 'humpback grouper'.
Sometimes panther groupers will take a rest and lean on their fins, to one side. See if you can spot ours doing this!


Fun Facts...

All panther groupers are born as female then will change to male if they reach a length of about 39cm or if a male in the group dies.



Location...

Found in the western Indo-Pacific, from southern Japan to southern Queensland in Australia.



Habitat...

Found mainly in lagoons and seaward coral reefs.



Diet...
Mainly carnivorous, feeding on smaller fish and crustaceans.

Vulnerable
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SEAQUARIUM SEEKS EXPLORERS

From 1 August to 31 August 2017, SeaQuarium Weston is hosting their annual Explorer’s Event. 

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FREE Activity Booklet!

During your visit to the SeaQuarium, don’t forget to take part in our free children’s activity booklet.
Pick up a booklet, find the answers to the questions around SeaQuarium and play some fun games along the way! Children will even receive a sticker at the end of their visit when shown to a member of staff!

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