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FlyingKiwi

Member Since 11 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Jun 14 2010 03:33 PM
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In Topic: cephalopods

04 June 2010 - 02:41 PM

Marli,

Thanks for that.

Here are two photos of the same Phuket cuttlefish, hopefully from a more useful angle. They were taken 18 seconds apart (unfortunately I blew out the highlights on the first one):

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Richard.

In Topic: cephalopods

02 June 2010 - 01:23 AM

Nick,

Thanks for pointing out that the link to the third photo is wrong, I've fixed it now [though probably no-one will read this again to help with the ID! :( ]

Thanks also for mentioning the possibility of an alternative ID on the Phuket cuttlefish, I guess I'll have to see whether anyone can provide some distinguishing characteristic which would allow a positive ID to be made!

Richard.

In Topic: cephalopods

02 June 2010 - 01:19 AM

Marli,

Thanks very much for the input, it's much appreciated.

When you mention the dark ring around the eye of the octopus, is that the dark smudge around the top half of the eye, or the 1/4 inch dark marking immediately surrounding its eyeball? I assume the latter.

Richard.

In Topic: mixed bag (Belize & Indo-Pacific)

11 September 2009 - 11:01 AM

The clam is a T Maxima - which look similar to the squamosa but have a very characteristic look.

Cheers
James



James,

Thanks!

Richard.

In Topic: mixed bag (Belize & Indo-Pacific)

10 September 2009 - 10:19 AM

Moray looks like a (small) giant moray (Gymnothorax javanicus) with a clear cleaner shrimp (Urocaridella antonbruunii).

Clam may be a giant squamose clam (Tridacna squamosa) but I'm not sure.

Cuttlefish may be broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) but I'm not sure.

I hardly dare try the squid after last time but I would probably put it under Sepioteuthis lessoniana.

The sea star looks like Linckia multifora.

Crinoid may be Comanthina nobilis but I found similar looking yellow crinoids given other names.


Nick,

Thanks, that's a big help.

The moray seems to have so few distinctive features, I thought it might be unplaceable. I'm particularly glad it's Gymnothorax javanicus, I had just been doing a writeup about that species and now I have a photo to illustrate it!

After going through Poppe Images I had considered Linckia multifora to be the likeliest candidate for the sea star, but there's so much color variability that I was reluctant to go with that.

Can anyone else can confirm the clam and the cuttlefish?

Richard.