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I just recently went on a trip to Anialo. The fun part is now trying to id all the stuff. I don't even know where to start to id most of the tiny stuff I took pics of. I need some help iding the following:

 

http://www.seansydnorphotography.com/p802662062/h6c3cafae#h62183c97

 

 

http://www.seansydnorphotography.com/p802662062/h6c3cafae#h65b760a9

 

http://www.seansydnorphotography.com/p802662062/h65a6837c#h65a6837c

 

 

 

Thanks..

 

Sean

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Hi Sean!

 

1: Juvenile Bi-color Parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor)

 

2: Devil Scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus)

 

3: Good question! :)

 

-Morten

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3rd one could be Ascidonia sp. a tiny shrimp symbiotic shrimp that lives with host tunicates.

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4th one looks like a version of the soft coral shrimp Alcyonohippolyte maculata (bottom of p92 in Reef Creature Identification - Tropical Pacific by Humann & Deloach)

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Brian, which edition of Reef Creature Identification are you referring to (mine is first edition - 2010) or has Hippolyte sp. 1 or 2 now been described?

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I'm using this book, maybe it's a 2nd edition, but it doesn't say. Alcyonohippolyte maculata was described in 2011 according to this page on WORMS

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That last one is a Hidden Corallimorph Shrimp (Pilopontonia furtiva)

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That last one is a Hidden Corallimorph Shrimp (Pilopontonia furtiva)

Thanks Brian..you have to admit there are some weird critters in Anilao lol.

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Lol! Look for Pompom or Boxer Crabs and you will find it.

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The Boxer Crab is Lybia tessellata. Here's a shot of mine of the species, also from Anilao.

 

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Re. the first one, Randall in "Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific" (2005) says that Cetoscarus bicolor is local to the Red Sea, and that the rest are actually Cetoscarus ocellatus, "spotted parrotfish". And Allen & Erdmann's "Reef Fishes of the East Indies" (2012) only features C. ocellatus and doesn't mention C. bicolor at all. I went ahead and re-labelled all of mine. Apologies for pedantry.

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