Wondering what you can see underwater on a Galapagos vacation? The short answer is A LOT!
There is so much diversity underwater, it’s hard to keep track of it all.
11 Common Galapagos Fish & How to Identify Them
Here are some of the more common fish you can see, and their names. Study up on your Galápagos fish identification and see if you can name that fish!
1. Stone Scorpionfish
They are very well camouflaged, so be careful not to step on them!
2. Rainbow Wrasse
Tiny fish with brilliant stripes of blue, yellow and purple.
3. Hieroglyphic Hawkfish
Likes to rest along rocky areas. This fish isn’t exactly camouflaged, which makes it a little easier to spot.
Swim in enormous, dense schools! Swimming through them is surreal.
You can see many different species of pufferfish in the Galápagos.
6. King Angelfish
They have beautiful bluish-black coloring with orange and white accents.
7. Sergeant Major
Cute little fish with some military-esque stripes.
They come in lots of different iridescent colors.
9. Bumphead Parrotfish
Some parrotfish look like they hit their head on something.
10. Mexican Hogfish
Iridescent fish with a bump on its head. You can tell it apart from the bumphead parrotfish by the long tail streamers.
11. Yellowtail Surgeonfish
The most common fish in the Galápagos, with a day-glow yellow tail!
Read more about the amazing things you can see on snorkeling and diving adventures in the Galápagos.
What’s your favorite fish? Mine is the hieroglyphic hawkfish!