October 01, 2004

Beaufort's Crocodilefish

This macro shot of a crocodile fish eye was taken in Paradise dive site, just next to a giant frogfish and a massive phyllidiopsis shirinae with chromodoris tinctoria. Paradise is well...not really what the average diver would expect of a tropical dive site. It is a grey, dark place, covered not with black sand but silt. Any single move of a fish on the bottom creates enough shit to make the water cluttered with particules and thus not really great for photography.

#39: Location: Tanjung Usi, SI: 12h25min, Max. Depth: 19.6m, Time: 62min
#40: Location: Batu Mandi, SI: 2h07min, Max. Depth: 22.9m, Time: 78min
#41: Location: Batu Mandi, SI: 0h15min, Max. Depth: 14.4m, Time: 19min
#42: Location: Paradise, SI: 2h02min, Max. Depth: 19.3m, Time: 70min
#43: Location: Paradise, SI: 0h59min, Max. Depth: 20.4m, Time: 47min

Giant frogfish - Antennarius commersoni - " Sponge One, Giant frogfish ready for take off" "Sponge One, Giant frogfish on course, climbing to 1 ft" Giant frogfish...swimming in open water with no apparent effort "Sponge Two, Giant Frogfish, field in sight, finals for 34" "Sponge Two, Giant Frogfish, cleared to land" Pygmy seahorse - Hyppocampus bargibanti - There are two here, I only saw the second one only when looking at this picture. Phyllidia ocellata Chromodoris lochi Undefined snake eel/moray ? Ceratosoma tenue. Normally this specie has a long tail which is missing here Ceratosoma tenue. Normally this specie has a long tail which is missing here Thysanozoon nigropapillosum flatworm Whip goby - Bryaninops yongei Hairy filefish/leatherjacket - Monacanthidae - hiding Undetermined frogfish sp. - Antennarius sp. Ornate ghost pipe fish - Solenostomus paradoxus Hypselodoris bullocki Giant frogfish - Antennarius commersoni Giant frogfish - Antennarius commersoni Phyllidiopsis shirinae with Chromodoris tinctoria, butt shot because of coral heads around Phyllidiopsis shirinae with Chromodoris tinctoria, butt shot because of coral heads around Beaufort's crocodilefish - Cymbacephalus beauforti Macro shot of a Beaufort's crocodilefish - Cymbacephalus beauforti - eye Undetermined frogfish sp. - Antennarius sp. Horn-nosed Boxfish - Rhynchostracion rhinorhynchus - doing his best to move the silt on the bottom Undetermined frogfish sp. - Antennarius sp. - and a small black saddled toby - Canthigaster valentini - Juvenile Spotted box fish - Ostracion meleagris ?

 
Posted by stephane at October 1, 2004 11:40 AM
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