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#1 vigfus

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

Hi guys,

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.
http://www.flickr.co...157632194977305
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?
http://www.flickr.co...157632183080671

The third one I'm trying to ID is some sort of anemone shrimp (1-2 cm? from Dauin, Philippines)
http://www.flickr.co...157632183080671

The last one is a quite common shrimp (a few cm and also from Lembeh) that usually doesn't bother too much about cover.
http://www.flickr.co...157632194977305

Sizes are pure guesses on my part.
Best Regards,
Vigfus

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#2 troporobo

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:48 PM

Nice shots! I like the arrow crab a lot. I don't have an ID for these, but I do want to offer a tip - its easier for everyone if you include the photos in your post. Just click "Share" from Flickr, click "Grab the HTML/BBCode", click BBCode, copy and paste:


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#3 Nick Hope

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:10 PM

2 is a spider squat lobster such as Chirostylus sandyi or Chirostylus stellaris or Chirostylus dolichopus.

3 is a magnificent shrimp, Ancylomenes magnificus.

4 is a mushroom coral shrimp, Cuapetes kororensis.

#4 vigfus

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 01:48 AM

Thanks for the very informative reply troporobo! I will do so in the future.

Thanks for the help with the ID Nick!

Best Regards,
Vigfus

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#5 Bent C

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:53 AM

The pipe thing is not a pipedragon, but a Pygmy pipehorse. My guess would be a short pouch pipehorse.

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#6 vigfus

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:48 PM

Thanks for the help Bent!

Best Regards,
Vigfus

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#7 Bent C

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:11 AM

No problem. I have an example of the pipe horse here: http://www.pbase.com...image/138661167 and the Lembeh dragon here for reference: http://www.pbase.com...image/147866817

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