Lembeh 2008

Lembeh strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Half a week on the way back home from Papua. There may be some pictures that fall below our usual standards here at overklighet, but what creatures! April 2008. Also see the topside pictures.

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Looks like a caterpillar but can't be. What is...
Looks like a caterpillar but can't be. What is it? A bristleworm!
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Cute little hiding place for a cute little Orb...
Cute little hiding place for a cute little Orbicular burrfish Cyclichthys orbicularis
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Anemone close-up
Anemone close-up
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Crocodile snake eel (Brachysomophis crocodilin...
Crocodile snake eel (Brachysomophis crocodilinus)
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Bubble coral shrimp (Vir philippinensis) in bu...
Bubble coral shrimp (Vir philippinensis) in bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa)
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Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
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The nudibranch Chromodoris lochi
The nudibranch Chromodoris lochi
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Bubbly honeycomb coral (Euphyllia sp)
Bubbly honeycomb coral (Euphyllia sp)
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flame file clam (Lima sp)
flame file clam (Lima sp)
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Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
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Yellowbar(?) sandperch (Parapercis xanthozona?...
Yellowbar(?) sandperch (Parapercis xanthozona?)
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sea-squirt (Nephtheis fascicularis )
sea-squirt (Nephtheis fascicularis )
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Feather star crab (Tiaramedon spinosum)
Feather star crab (Tiaramedon spinosum)
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Pepper-and-salt commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes ...
Pepper-and-salt commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes venustus)
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Pepper-and-salt commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes ...
Pepper-and-salt commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes venustus)
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Purple-blotched smasher (Odontodactylus latiro...
Purple-blotched smasher (Odontodactylus latirostris)
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Fingered dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)
Fingered dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)
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Black-finned snake eel Ophichthus melanochir)
Black-finned snake eel Ophichthus melanochir)
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False fire urchin (Astropyga radiata)
False fire urchin (Astropyga radiata)
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unidentified shrimp gody (Amblyeleotris sp)
unidentified shrimp gody (Amblyeleotris sp)
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Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta)
Harlequin shrimp  (Hymenocera picta)
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Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta)
Harlequin shrimp  (Hymenocera picta)
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Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus) flashing...
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus) flashing its fins
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Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus), less al...
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus), less alarmed
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Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)
Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)
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Humpback grouper (Cromileptes altivelis)
Humpback grouper (Cromileptes altivelis)
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Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
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Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersonii)
Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersonii)
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Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
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Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)
Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)
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Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
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Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)
Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis)
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Squat shrimp (Thor amboinensis)
Squat shrimp (Thor amboinensis)
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Golden-dotted sea squirt (Phallusia julinea)
Golden-dotted sea squirt (Phallusia julinea)
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Fingered dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)
Fingered dragonet (Dactylopus dactylopus)
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Cockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Cockatoo waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
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Longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
Longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
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anemone
anemone
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Spotted seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
Spotted seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
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Coral commensal shrimp (Hamopontonia corallico...
Coral commensal shrimp (Hamopontonia corallicola)
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Bluespotted stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii)
Bluespotted stingray (Dasyatis kuhlii)
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Banded boxer shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
Banded boxer shrimp (Stenopus hispidus)
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Striped puffer (Arothron manilensis)
Striped puffer (Arothron manilensis)
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Imperator commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imper...
Imperator commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)
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Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
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Imperator commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imper...
Imperator commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imperator)
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Devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus)
Devil scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis diabolus)
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Japanese filefish (Paramonacanthus japonicus)
Japanese filefish (Paramonacanthus japonicus)
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protection
protection
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Sprite
Sprite
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Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
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Coral wound
Coral wound
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Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)
Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)
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Eye of Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)
Eye of Broadclub cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus)
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Mushroom coral (Fungi sp)
Mushroom coral (Fungi sp)
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Black coral shrimp (Pontonides unciger)
Black coral shrimp (Pontonides unciger)
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Whip goby (Bryaninops sp)
Whip goby (Bryaninops sp)
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Squat shrimp (Thor amboinensis)
Squat shrimp (Thor amboinensis)
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Sargassum frogfish (Histrio histrio)
Sargassum frogfish (Histrio histrio)
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Sargassum frogfish (Histrio histrio)
Sargassum frogfish (Histrio histrio)
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brittlestar
brittlestar
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Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes macula...
Anemone porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)
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Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri...
Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri)
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female Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), fem...
female Ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), female
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Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri...
Paddle-flap scorpionfish (Rhinopias eschmeyeri)
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The nudibranch Phyllidia ocellata
The nudibranch Phyllidia ocellata
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Humbug damsel (Dascyllus aruanus)
Humbug damsel (Dascyllus aruanus)
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Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
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Fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)
Fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)

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