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In Topic: Goby question

22 April 2014 - 09:22 AM

Sorry to you both that I didn't reply to your comments - of some reason the function for following the topic was switched off...  :-(


I must admit that I really struggle in differentiating the species of Gobies, e.g. P. micheli and P. mossambica.


Is it absolutely impossible that P. mossambica lives on a hard coral?

If so, is P. micheli the only alternative?


Thanks so far!






In Topic: sea snake question

22 March 2014 - 12:22 PM

Thanks for the quote, pointy!

It's always good to get a reliable ID from an expert.

And thanks to everybody, helping to answer my question.





In Topic: sea snake question

20 March 2014 - 03:55 PM

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In Topic: sea snake question

20 March 2014 - 03:50 PM

Ok, I was checking all the RAW files, investigating the snakes skin.

Although it doesn't look quite 'hydrodynamic', I don't see 'real' spines.

But have a look yourself (100% crop):


Attached File  _MG_8355_Sea_Snake_Crop.jpg   85.68KB   17 downloads


I can see some tiny 'kind-of-spines' on the right side, but nothing which is comparable with Hydrophis donaldi.




P.S.: Of some reason, the forum software reduces the image and makes it quite blury... :-(

In Topic: sea snake question

20 March 2014 - 05:43 AM

Hello John,


interesting anyway...


because I have no access to the original RAW file at the moment, I can't say if the skin was spiny.

Apart from that, the one that I saw looks quite similar to the one you linked, although the stripes have been more white instead of yellow.

I'll look up the RAW for the spines anyway.


Thanks for your input!