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In Topic: Cuttlefish vs Crab

02 July 2010 - 11:08 PM

Great shot. Any more in the series?

In Topic: Halmahera crustacean

14 June 2010 - 06:32 PM

Looks like it could be but then what's it doing outside of it's clam? Conchodytes tridacnae is an obligate commensal of giant clams.

The other one is another obligate commensal by the name of Pontonia katoi.

Not too many good photos of either of these and these are lovely.

Thanks Leslie for the IDs. Very kind. :)

Not sure what was happening with the Conchodutes tridacnae. The bit of soft coral it was on was right next to a barrel sponge but I dont recall any giant clams in the vicinity. :P

In Topic: Halmahera crustacean

14 June 2010 - 02:21 AM

Hi Adam,
some nice images there from an interesting locale.

The first Shrimp looks like Conchodytes tridacnae. No idea on the 2nd specimen.


Looks like a good shout on the Conchodytes, Jim. Thanks! :)

In Topic: Halmahera crustacean

14 June 2010 - 12:17 AM

We used Blue Dragon 2.

Unfortunately a lot was bombed out but there were good coral patches occasionally and sporadic critter encounters.

Rest of my images are up on Flickr here:


In Topic: Halmahera crustacean

14 June 2010 - 12:04 AM

I should probably add this critter as well...

Incredibly small, less than 1cm.


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