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#1 coinee

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 09:12 AM

Hi there! I 'just' came back from a safari in the Lhaviyani, Baa, Raa, and Noonu atolls in the Maldives. Had a few very interesting dives with lots of cool creatures. https://plus.google....576625013961377 for the full set...

 

There were a bunch of things I couldn't figure out, they're all from night dives by the way. Thank you very much for the help!

 

1. Some sort of hinge-beak shrimp maybe?

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2. Two crabs in a coral. The one on the right is relatively easy, although I don't have my book right now and I seem to forget names faster than I learn them...

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3. Very cute furry crab. Couldn't quite get it into focus, as it was only around 5-8mm wide:

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4. Some type of candy crab?

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 10:33 PM

Hi Fabian,

 

looks like you had a great trip!

 

1. Cinetorhynchus hendersoni.

 

2. Not a lot to go by for me on that left crab, the right one is a Trapezia tigrina.

 

3. Squat Lobster, Galathea sp.

 

4. Soft Coral Crab, Hoplophrys oatesii.

 

 

Cheers,

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#3 coinee

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

Amazing, thanks Jim! I love the soft coral crab. So pretty!