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Member Since 20 Jan 2006
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In Topic: What on earth is this?

18 April 2009 - 02:52 AM

Fabulous and informative.

In Topic: White-blotched Razorfish???

03 December 2008 - 01:30 AM

There are several white blotched species, I did not find this one in Allen, Steene etc... but your fish matches perfectly the Xyrichtys melanopus in Kuiter & Debelius, p. 616 bottom right. I think the small black patch at the end of anal fin is important, combined with other characteristics is truly this one.

In the Philippines here this kind of fish is rare, and we only meet them like 20 m and down on sandy mud bottoms with more sand than mud.


In Topic: Best critter ID sources on web?

23 November 2008 - 07:29 PM

After a long silence we start uploading again photos on www.poppe-images.com.

There are 46 622 photos from marine life of the Philippines today. 4500 photos will be uploaded in the coming weeks and over 10 000 are in processing stage. Please visit.

We need help for corrections on many groups as we are experts in mollusks only (but that concerns 56000 marine species - of which about 5000 are living in front of my house here and we discovered over 2000 new species in the last 6 years. Expected are 12000 species for the Philippines in the short term future). Of the newly discovered ones we could describe and let describe about 250 in the latest two years, looking for funding also in order to proceed fast with the description of the 1800 undescribed ones waiting in drawers. Contact us if interested in this project.


In Topic: Scallop Shell ID

26 October 2008 - 08:11 PM

The shell is definitely not a clam, clams (Pectinidae) have eyes that look as pearls all around the "tentacles". This shell belongs to the family LIMIDAE and it is most probably Lima lima (Linnaeus,1758).

References are Rios (1994), Abbott (1974), Macsotay, Campos & Vilarroel (2001) and a live one was figured by Humann (1999)