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Glasseye Snapper

Member Since 11 Oct 2005
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In Topic: Weird Looking Blenny from Lembeh

25 November 2017 - 05:10 PM

This is Crossosalarias macrospilos, or the Triplespot blenny.

In Topic: Kraken Ring LIght 3000

12 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

I am interested in this as well. One requirement is to get enough light for the exposure and Jack's test is promising. Another is to get enough light to 'compete with sunlight' which I expect will work at least for objects at close range. Regarding the former point, does anyone know if this LED ring light flash pulse is as short as conventional strobes (so much less than 1/250th of a second so illumination is independent of shutter time). If the LEDs give a longer (let's say 1/20th of a second) pulse, and technically I think they could without overheating, greater illumination can be achieved by using longer exposures up to the flash pulse length. In other works, would Jack's shot at 1/125 sec have been brighter/dimmer at 1/60 or 1/250, respectively.


Another question: youtube videos seem to suggest you can run the ring in continuous mode and still use the pulse flash. If so this could be both a focusing light and low-power strobe.

In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

20 September 2017 - 04:28 PM

Here are two shots of the Oplopomops-like goby. Found at 4-6m depth on fine sand/silt with seagrass in Marsa Abu Dabbab (25.338 (lat)34.74 (lng)).


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In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

20 September 2017 - 04:14 PM

Thanks Emily, that is great news. Definitely deeper than I and Alex found them and on the Saudi side of the Red Sea. I found mine near shore but I think Alex also found them on an outer reef. My problem has been that as a hobbyist I couldn't easyly get paperwork to catch and export fish so it is great that you can do this. There is also a new Oplopomops goby I found in a seagrass field in the Red Sea that Sergey would like to get specimens off. I can dig up an image just in case you've seen it. Or sometimes just knowing about it makes it harder to see and recognize.

In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

08 September 2017 - 08:22 PM

Sorry to jump onto an old post, but I actually caught 2 of these guys while doing some fish sampling in the central Red Sea. I have been searching and searching for what they could be, when I stumbled upon this post. 


I was wondering if you ever found out any more information on them or what species they might be. 


Here is a link to the pictures:




Thank you!


Wow! I've been distracted with freshwater aquariums and breeding cichlids so hadn't checked wetpixel for a while. Boy am I glad I did tonight. I would love to know more about the location and habitat where you found them. Your images show two separate dorsal fins so it appears to be a goby after all. I would not be surprised if it is a brand new genus and wonder if you'd be willing to donate the specimens to science, perhaps that is why you caught them in the first place.