Marine life of

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Koh Lanta is the closest island to the famous dive sites Hin Daeng (Red Rock) and Hin Muang (Purple Rock). These dive sites are known as one of the best dive sites in Thailand. Manta rays and Whale sharks are regularly seen here from February through April. 

There are no dive sites and interesting snorkeling spots close to Lanta. You need to go on a boat trip to reach them, but it's worth the effort. The Andaman sea contains many different marine life species and you can expect to see a lot of them. For sure you are going to see different types of clownfish, butterflyfish, damselfishes, fusiliers, groupers, snappers and trevallies. Futhermore you have a realistic chance to see turtles, the yellow boxfish, an octopus, the scribbled filefish, the giant moray, nudibranchs, the black spotted puffer, lion fish and the titan triggerfish. 



  1. Yellowtail clownfish

    Amphiprion clarkii

    Tiago Sa Brito (C) All rights reserved

  2. Clown anemonefish

    Amphiprion ocellaris

    Richard Whitcombe (C) All rights reserved

  3. Bluering angelfish

    Pomacanthus annularis

    Nantawat (C) All rights reserved

  4. Emperor angelfish (adult)

    Pomacanthus imperator

    stephan kerkhofs (C) All rights reserved

  5. Great barracuda

    Sphyraena barracuda

    aquapix (C) All rights reserved

  6. Blackfin barracuda

    Sphyraena qenie

    Rich Carey (C) All rights reserved

  7. Orbicular batfish (adult)

    Platax orbicularis

    James A Dawson (C) All rights reserved

  8. Moontail bullseye

    Priacanthus hamrur

    Derek Keats (CC: BY)

  1. Fluted giant clam

    Tridacna squamosa

    Paul and Jill (CC: BY)

  2. Tropical striped triplefin

    Helcogramma striata

    C.K.Ma (C) All rights reserved

  3. Yellow boxfish (adult)

    Ostracion cubicus

    Dray van Beeck (C) All rights reserved

  4. Yellow boxfish (juvenile)

    Ostracion cubicus

    Stubblefield Photography (C) All rights reserved

  5. Two-lined monocle bream

    Scolopsis bilineata

    orlandin (C) All rights reserved

  6. Threadfin butterflyfish

    Chaetodon auriga

    Luiz A. Rocha (C) All rights reserved

  7. Lined butterflyfish

    Chaetodon lineolatus

    Rich Carey (C) All rights reserved

  8. Copperband butterflyfish

    Chelmon rostratus

    Ian Scott (C) All rights reserved

  1. Pennant coralfish

    Heniochus acuminatus

    Kristina Vackova (C) All rights reserved

  2. Large toothed cardinalfish

    Cheilodipterus macrodon

    Levent Konuk (C) All rights reserved

  3. Smooth sea fan

    Annella mollis

    Derek Keats (CC: BY)

  4. Bubble coral

    Plerogyra sinuosa

    NOAA Photo Library (CC: BY)

  5. Tiger cowrie

    Cypraea tigris

    Vlad61 (C) All rights reserved

  6. Whitespotted hermit

    Dardanus megistos

    orlandin (C) All rights reserved

  7. Porcelain crab

    Neopetrolisthes maculatus

    Tim Sheerman-Chase (CC: BY)

  8. Pharaoh cuttlefish

    Sepia pharaonis

    Rich Carey (C) All rights reserved

  1. Scissortail sergeant

    Abudefduf sexfasciatus

    Kristina Vackova (C) All rights reserved

  2. Indo-Pacific sergeant

    Abudefduf vaigiensis

    serg_dibrova (C) All rights reserved

  3. Blue green damselfish

    Chromis viridis

    brian.gratwicke (CC: BY)

  4. Spotted eagle ray

    Aetobatus narinari

    Ethan Daniels (C) All rights reserved

  5. Scribbled leatherjacket filefish

    Aluterus scriptus

    Al@in76 (CC: BY)

  6. Flowery flounder

    Bothus mancus

    Ocean Image Photography (C) All rights reserved

  7. Warty frogfish (adult - yellowish)

    Antennarius maculatus

    Ye Choh Wah (C) All rights reserved

  8. Goldband fusilier

    Pterocaesio chrysozona

    stephan kerkhofs (C) All rights reserved

Tags: Marine life, Fish, Coral, Fishcard, Fishslate, Scuba diving, Snorkeling, Underwaterphotography, Uwphotography, Reeflife, MyFishGallery.

Marine life tags: Whale shark, Giant manta, Green turtle, Titan triggerfish, Clown anemonefish (a.k.a. Clownfish, Nemo), Great barracuda, Yellow boxfish, Ribbontail stingray (a.k.a. Blue spotted stingray), Yellowmargin triggerfish, Orbicular batfish, Harlequin sweetlips, Christmas tree worm, Giant moray, Snowflake moray, Bearded scorpionfish, Black-blotched porcupinefish (a.k.a. Pufferfish), Nudibranchs, Yellowface angelfish, Copperband butterflyfish, Indo-pacific sergeant, Warty frogfish, Blackspotted puffer, Zebra shark.

Locationtags: Koh Lanta, Andaman Sea, Thailand, Diving Koh Lanta, Diving Andaman Sea, Diving Thailand, Diving Thailand, Marine life Koh Lanta, Marine life Andaman Sea, Snorkeling Koh Lanta, Snorkeling Andaman Sea, Holiday Koh Lanta.