Great Barrier Reef Animals Animals that live in the Great Barrier Reef

Types of Animals in The Great Barrier Reef Great Barrier Reef Species Diversity

The Great Barrier Reef has the world's most diverse range of underwater animals. These include:

• 1,625 species of fish
• 360 types of coral
• 3,000 types of molluscs (like giant clams and the sea slug)
• 215 species of birds
• 14 species of sea snake
• 6 out of the world's 7 species of sea turtle (all listed as threatened)
• 630 species of echinoderm ( starfish, sea urchins)
• 30 species of cetaceans (whales and dolphins)
• 22 species of sea birds and 32 species of shorebirds
• 30 species of dolphins and whales
• 133 species of sharks and rays
• 1,300 species of crustaceans (crabs, prawns)
• 450 species of hard coral
• 40 species of sea anemones
• 150 species of soft coral and sea pens
• 100 jelly fish (blue bottle, box jellyfish)
• sponges

Related Article: What is The Great Barrier Reef?

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