ID of pygmy pipefish?, Arrow crab? and two shrimps
Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:23 PM
Sorry for the double posting.
I spotted this tiny (2-3? cm) pipefish on a day dive in a bit of current in Lembeh, Indonesia.
A friend thinks it's Pygmy Pipedragon [Kyonemichthys rumengani], but I don't think so. I checked poppe-images.com (despite it being for Philippines) since it had quite a few pipefish, but no luck :/
The second one (fairly big so maybe 5-8? cm incl. the legs (from Malapascua, Philippines)) I'm trying to ID someone called an Arrow crab, but shouldn't he have a longer chainsaw-like snout to be an arrow crab or can they be without them?
The third one I'm trying to ID is some sort of anemone shrimp (1-2 cm? from Dauin, Philippines)
The last one is a quite common shrimp (a few cm and also from Lembeh) that usually doesn't bother too much about cover.
Sizes are pure guesses on my part.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:48 PM
IMG_4129.jpg by svpv9704, on Flickr
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:10 PM
3 is a magnificent shrimp, Ancylomenes magnificus.
4 is a mushroom coral shrimp, Cuapetes kororensis.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:48 AM
Thanks for the help with the ID Nick!