- The fish communities found in DBMNP are highly diverse and varied. The distribution of fish communities inside and outside the bay is similar to the geographical pattern displayed by different coral communities.
- Fish communities inside the bay resemble those of the southern Red Sea (Eritrea/Yemen), while those outside the bay are characteristically northern-central Red Sea. This characteristic of DMNP emphasizes the importance of the area for marine biodiversity conservation.
Source: Cousteau 2013, Klaus et al. 2008.