Strange nerd/candy looking fish (tiny)
Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:29 AM
This little guy is very, very small and was bobbing up and down near a hole by a boulder. There were three of them, and the others were even smaller.
An ideas on what it is?
Oh yeah, it was taken in Rajah Ampat, Indonesia.
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:09 PM
Your particular one is the Lesser Spotted EC watermark fish
what i am used to is found at Reef Images .com)
second guess maybe it's a cowfish ? i always forget th differences. are they all types of puffers ?
Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:24 PM
I am just guessing but the lips made me think this way (they look like lips to me)
Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:29 PM
Here are my observations:
It has very large and well developed eyes
The bottom looks like the foot of a snail - very strange
It looks like it has some clear "coating" around all of its body, but it's hard to tell
It appears to have some kind of tail in the back.
My guess would be a shrimp or lobster larva.
Dual Ikelite Strobes
Photo site - www.reefpix.org
Posted 08 January 2005 - 03:53 PM