Lembeh 2011

One week in Lembeh Strait, north Sulawesi, Indonesia. This time at Black Sand Dive Retreat. We saw lots of new critters compared with 2008, perhaps because we mostly visited the dive sites in the north part of the strait, or due to the very competent dive guides Atu and Hengke. Steina without camera (drowned in Weda) and Bo with one flash only (one imploded in Weda). March 2011

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Whiteface waspfish (Richardsonichtys leucogast...
Whiteface waspfish (Richardsonichtys leucogaster)
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Monkeyfish (Erosa erosa)
Monkeyfish (Erosa erosa)
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Shortfin dwarf lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypt...
Shortfin dwarf lionfish (Dendrochirus brachypterus)
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A very small nudibranch, might be a young Hyps...
A very small nudibranch, might be a young Hypselodoris bullockii
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A hydroid
A hydroid
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Double whiptail (Pentapodus emeryi)
Double whiptail (Pentapodus emeryi)
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Shortnose boxfish (Ostracion nasus)
Shortnose boxfish (Ostracion nasus)
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juvenile Pantherfish (Cromileptes altivelis)
juvenile Pantherfish (Cromileptes altivelis)
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Ringed pipefish (Dorhyramphus dactyliophorus)
Ringed pipefish (Dorhyramphus dactyliophorus)
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Bloch's bigeye (Priacanthus blochii)
Bloch's bigeye (Priacanthus blochii)
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Black-finned snake eel (Ophichthus melanochir)...
Black-finned snake eel (Ophichthus melanochir) with Pepper-and-salt commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes venustus)
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Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
Warty frogfish (Antennarius maculatus)
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Twospot wrasse (Oxycheilinus bimaculatus)
Twospot wrasse (Oxycheilinus bimaculatus)
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Goniobranchus kuniei
Goniobranchus kuniei
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Blackfin sandperch (Parapercis snyderi)
Blackfin sandperch (Parapercis snyderi)
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Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus randalli)
Gold-specs jawfish (Opistognathus randalli)
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Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)
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Sea pen (Veretillum sp) in the black sand
Sea pen (Veretillum sp) in the black sand
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Largenose boxfish (Ostracion rhinorhynchos)
Largenose boxfish (Ostracion rhinorhynchos)
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flatworm (Pseudobiceros bedfordi)
flatworm (Pseudobiceros bedfordi)
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a sea-urchin
a sea-urchin
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Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus), small...
Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus), small and big
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Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
Striped frogfish (Antennarius striatus)
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Ocellated flounder (Pseudorhombus dupliciocell...
Ocellated flounder (Pseudorhombus dupliciocellatus)
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Longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
Longhorn cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
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Spotted seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
Spotted seahorse (Hippocampus kuda)
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nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina)
nudibranch (Pteraeolidia ianthina)
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Mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus)
Mimic octopus (Thaumoctopus mimicus)
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A shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris sp)
A shrimpgoby (Amblyeleotris sp)
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Pacific clown anemone shrimp (Periclimenes bre...
Pacific clown anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis)
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Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
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Fringelip mullet (Crenimugil crenilabis)
Fringelip mullet (Crenimugil crenilabis)
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unidentified jawfish (Opistognathus sp)
unidentified jawfish (Opistognathus sp)
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Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
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Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
Spiny devilfish (Inimicus didactylus)
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unidentified damsel (Pomacentrus sp)
unidentified damsel (Pomacentrus sp)
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Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)
Painted frogfish (Antennarius pictus)
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Whitemargin stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus)
Whitemargin stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus)
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Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), a ...
Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), a large starfish
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Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), be...
Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), bellyside
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Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), a ...
Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), a beautiful color morph
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Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), be...
Pin Cushion Seastar (Culcita novaeguineae), bellyside of color morph
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Robust ghostpipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)
Robust ghostpipefish (Solenostomus cyanopterus)
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Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
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Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
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Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
Seamoth (Eurypegasus draconis)
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Map puffer (Arothron mappa)
Map puffer (Arothron mappa)
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Longspine waspfish (Paracentropogon longispinu...
Longspine waspfish (Paracentropogon longispinus)
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juvenile Zebra batfish (Platax batavianus)
juvenile Zebra batfish (Platax batavianus)
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almost invisible shrimp, Gelastocaris paronae
almost invisible shrimp, Gelastocaris paronae
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Banded snake eel (Mytichtys colubrinus)
Banded snake eel (Mytichtys colubrinus)
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Many-lobed ceratosoma (Ceratosoma tenue)
Many-lobed ceratosoma (Ceratosoma tenue)
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Porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)
Porcelain crab (Neopetrolisthes maculatus)
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Wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus)
Wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus)
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Wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus). This indiv...
Wunderpus (Wunderpus photogenicus). This individual with just two intact arms.
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smashing mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus sp)
smashing mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus sp)
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crinoid snapping shrimp (Synalpheus stimpsoni?)
crinoid snapping shrimp (Synalpheus stimpsoni?)
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juvenile Blue razorfish (Iniistius pavo)
juvenile Blue razorfish (Iniistius pavo)
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Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersonii)
Giant frogfish (Antennarius commersonii)
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Rhopalaea crassa, a highly variable sea squirt
Rhopalaea crassa, a highly variable sea squirt
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Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) wit...
Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) with eggs in the mouth
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Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
Bubble coral shrimp (Vir colemani)
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Whip coral spider crab (Xenocarcinus tubercula...
Whip coral spider crab (Xenocarcinus tuberculatus)
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pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)
pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti)
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Crinoid commensal shrimp (Periclimenes commens...
Crinoid commensal shrimp (Periclimenes commensalis)
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Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
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Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
Crinoid squat lobster (Allogalathea elegans)
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Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
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Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
Napoleon snake eel (Ophichthus bonaparti)
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Commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
Commensal shrimp (Ancylomenes tosaensis)
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Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
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Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
Peacock smasher (Odontodactylus scyllarus)
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Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp)
Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp)
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Sharp-snout snake eel (Apterichtus klazingai)
Sharp-snout snake eel (Apterichtus klazingai)
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Calappa crab (Calappa calappa)
Calappa crab (Calappa calappa)
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Starry Night Octopus (Callistoctopus luteus)
Starry Night Octopus (Callistoctopus luteus)
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Thick-skinned sea star (Echinaster callosus)
Thick-skinned sea star (Echinaster callosus)
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Glossodoris cincta
Glossodoris cincta
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Ardeadoris cruenta
Ardeadoris cruenta
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Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
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Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
Thorny seahorse (Hippocampus histrix)
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Unidentified damselfish
Unidentified damselfish
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Sea Urchin Crab (Dorippe frascone) carrying a ...
Sea Urchin Crab (Dorippe frascone) carrying a Fire urchin (Astropyga sp)
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Alligator pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus)
Alligator pipefish (Syngnathoides biaculeatus)
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Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
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Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
Coconut octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus)
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Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfe...
Pfeffer's flamboyant cuttlefish (Metasepia pfefferi)
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Ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis)
Ambon scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis)
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Longtail seamoth (Pegasus volitans)
Longtail seamoth (Pegasus volitans)

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