The Crocodile snake eel (Brachysomophis crocodilinus, also known as the Henshaw’s snake eel or the Reptilian snake eel), is an eel in the family Ophichthidae.
The Arothron Dog Face Puffer, also known as the Blackspotted Puffer or the ‘puppy puffer,’ gets its name from its…
The banded Sea Krait, Laticauda colubrina, is a species of sea snake that inhabits coral reefs throughout the Indo-Pacific region.
The yellowline arrow crab, Stenorhynchus seticornis, is a strange looking crab that has a striking resemblance to a “daddy long legs.”
Did You Know: Slipper lobsters have two sets of antennae. The two massive, flattened plates sticking out of their face are actually one set of their antennae!
Flying gurnards, comprising the family Dactylopteridae, are so named because they have very large, rounded pectoral fins that allow them to glide through the water, giving the illusion that they are able to “fly.”
The clever coconut octopus uses discarded shells for shelter. Find it in the tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean.
Galápagos penguins, Spheniscus mendiculus, are the only known species of penguin able to successfully live so close to the equator.
The splendid toadfish (Sanopus splendidus) has to be my favorite critter in Cozumel.
The curious-looking chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, is a mollusk and a member of the cephalopod family, closely related to other cephalopods such as the squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.
The Blue-Ringed Octopus, Hapalochlaena maculos
The Galapagos red-lipped batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini) is a garish creature with an affinity for using entirely too much bright red lipstick, probably in an attempt to over-compensate from its odd appearance.