Coral Reef Fish
At SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
Discover some of our species...
Armed with up to 18 venomous spines, lionfish cruise the coral reefs with confidence making them a formidable and bold hunter. A striking boldly-patterned fish, the lionfish has distinctive bands of red and white stripes and elongated, fan-like fins. With their unique appearance and bold colours they are often referred to as one of the most beautiful fish in the ocean but don’t let their looks fool you.
The Common octopus is arguably one of the most intelligent animals in the sea. Found all around Australia, the Common octopus is able to identify different shapes and patterns.One of the most striking characteristics that the octopus has apart from its appearance is also its defence tactics! An octopus has the ability to hide in plain sight. Using a network of pigment cells and specialised muscles in its skin, the common octopus can almost instantaneously match the colours, patterns, and even textures of its surroundings and hide from predators.