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Final IDs from Kauai (frog, dragon, drupe)

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#1 bmorescuba



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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:21 PM

A little confirmation from my recent trip to Kauai before I post to Flickr. I've gone as far as I can with my Hoover books and Keoki Stender's website.



Sheraton Caverns dive site, 10m deep, ~15-20cm in length

I have: Warty Frogfish (Antennarius maculatus) but Warty is supposedly not common in Hawaii??



Pyramid at the Point dive site (Niihau/Lehua), 20m deep, ~5cm in length

Pretty sure the shell on the left is Textile Cone Shell (Conus textile) but the snail on the right - some kind of Drupe??



Tunnels Shore Dive site, 2-3m deep in sand, ~2-3cm in length

I have Female Longtail Dragonet (Callionymus decoratus). Not sure. I only have this butt-shot, sadly


Thanks for any input

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:34 PM

Your frogfish and cone IDs look good to me. Hawaii is definitely in the range for Antennarius maculatus.