Maahuruvalhi Reef Region was declared protected on 5 June 2011 and the protected area of coverage includes Maahuruvalhi Reef including the channels of Ahivahfushi Kandu and Maahuruvalhi Kandu.
High biodiversity and standing population of hard and soft corals and associated marine invertebrates and vertebrates (especially fin fish).
High populations of IUCN red listed species including Napoleon fish (Cheilinus undulatus),
It is known as a grouper and may be a fish aggregation site for reproduction.
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