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maractwin

Member Since 08 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active May 14 2015 06:40 AM
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In Topic: Damselfish on reef crest

28 March 2015 - 04:16 AM

Yes, I've dived with Gerry Allen on the Nai'a as well, and these photos were shot on a Nai'a trip.  I'm trying to document the Fiji variants of the fish there, and am running into a few that are difficult to identify.

 

-Mark


In Topic: Damselfish on reef crest

26 March 2015 - 04:42 AM

Someone on another site identified this as Stegastes fasciolatus, Pacific Gregory.

 

-Mark


In Topic: Juvenile Filefish from the Lembeh Strait

27 October 2014 - 06:17 AM

The skin flaps suggest Acreichthys tomentosus rather than Paramonacanthus.

 

-Mark


In Topic: Some scientific names needed (Singapore)

27 October 2014 - 06:09 AM

The first is a featherduster worm, Sabellastarte sp.

The second is an oyster.

The third is a Paramonacanthus filefish.  I think that it is Shortsnout Filefish, Paramonacanthus curtorhynchos, though I am not certain.

Next is some sort of cnidarian, but I can’t tell from the photo.

Then the feeding tentacles of a sea cucumber, possibly a Neothyonidium species.

And finally, a coral or anemone, not one I recognize.
 

-Mark


In Topic: Anyone know if this is a decorator crab? Pic taken in Komodo National Park

01 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

I suspect this is Zalasius dromiaeformis, called Shaggy Crab in some ID books.

 

-Mark