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#1 cmm1970

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:43 PM

Can you all help me out on what this little guy is?

#2 cmm1970

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 03:03 AM

The fish is about 2" in length and I took its picture while in Bonaire.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:13 AM

Peppermint goby. Coryphopterus lipernes. 2 inches sounds like a massive one. Usually max of an inch.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:08 AM

Does anyone know what this is???? It was wrapped around a sea whip & seemed to have devoured that part away. I am not sure if it's an anemone or not but it had all those tentacles.....

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:10 AM

Here's another view & it's so, so weird.....

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:11 AM

And yet another on another whip some other trip.....

?????? :?:

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#7 Leslie

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Posted 22 October 2004 - 02:30 AM

Hi --

It's appears to be a Nemanthus anemone with all but a few white tentacles withdrawn into its mouth. Both the Gosliner, Behrens & Williams and Colin & Arneson guidebooks have pictures of Nemanthus annamensis. This has white, cream, orange, or red markings. On the web you'll find some information at
http://www.edge-of-r...nnamensisen.htm
The edge-of-reef site says the color markings are brown. Your black-patterned critter might be undescribed or just a color variant. All sources say that it's unknown whether the anemone settles on dead gorgonians or if it settles on & kills live ones.
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Posted 22 October 2004 - 05:02 AM

Thank you, Leslie! Now that I know what a precious resource this website is, I won't hesitate to take more pictures of the weird & indescribable critters that I encounter & post them here. At last, I'm not telling tall stories...!

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 11:29 AM

hey pummkin! glad you're enjoying wetpixel. :D

in the future, can you add a short description to the subject line of your critter id posts? it helps keep things organized a bit.

thanks,
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#10 pummkin

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Posted 25 October 2004 - 11:51 PM

Yikes! I don't even know what it is hence, no Subject nor ID.....!?!?!?!!?! Ok, I promise I'll be good & think of a nice word to classify all these strange & weird stuff that I find & make sure they catch your attention!!!! But this is not my thread.... :-( I'm just riding on someone else's identity crisis..... :-)

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#11 echeng

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Posted 26 October 2004 - 12:17 AM

oops! sorry -- you're right. I meant to direct at cmm1970. :D

any description helps, even something like, "funny small fish on coral"...
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