2015-12 Solomon Islands Dives 2178-2210

  • Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon octofasciatus
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7308
    Larry Jackson
  • Springer's Demoiselle
    Springer's Demoiselle
    Chrysiptera springeri
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7309
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Eusyntyela latericius
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7310
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Spotted Shrimpgoby & Snapping Shrimp
    Amblyeleotris guttata & Alpheus ochrostriata
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7314
    Larry Jackson
  • Signal Goby pair
    Signal Goby pair
    Signigobius biocellatus - at their burrow.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7317
    Larry Jackson
  • Crocodile Flathead
    Crocodile Flathead
    Cymbacephalus beauforti - were seen in pairs several times.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7323
    Larry Jackson
  • Regal Angelfish
    Regal Angelfish
    Pygoplites diacanthus - the most commonly seen large angelfish.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7326
    Larry Jackson
  • Rolland's Demoiselle
    Rolland's Demoiselle
    Chrysiptera rollandi
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7330
    Larry Jackson
  • Sponge
    Sponge
    Auletta sp. - brightly colored, readily identifiable.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7332
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Blenny
    Striped Blenny
    Ecsenius prooculis
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7339
    Larry Jackson
  • Plate Coral
    Plate Coral
    Turbinaria peltata - can develop into very large colonies.
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7341
    Larry Jackson
  • Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
    Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon baronessa
    Koukok Bay, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2178#7342
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitetip Soldierfish
    Whitetip Soldierfish
    Myripristis vittata
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7344
    Larry Jackson
  • Forest
    Forest
    I surfaced at the end of the 'cut' to have a look at the forest above.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7349
    Larry Jackson
  • Calcareous Sponge
    Calcareous Sponge
    Clathrina sp 2 - small, delicate looking.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7353
    Larry Jackson
  • Bullock's Hypselodoris, mating
    Bullock's Hypselodoris, mating
    Hypselodoris bullocki
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7358
    Larry Jackson
  • Banana Nudibranch & egg mass
    Banana Nudibranch & egg mass
    Aegires minor - starting to lay an egg ribbon.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7360
    Larry Jackson
  • Blue & Yellow Fusiliers
    Blue & Yellow Fusiliers
    Caesio teres - swimming off the reef wall.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7364
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in a Leathery Sea Anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7373
    Larry Jackson
  • Eclipse Butterflyfish
    Eclipse Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon bennetti
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7379
    Larry Jackson
  • Whitecheek Surgeonfish
    Whitecheek Surgeonfish
    Acanthurus nigricans
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7385
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - in Merten's Carpet Anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7388
    Larry Jackson
  • White-bonnet Anemonefish
    White-bonnet Anemonefish
    Amphiprion leucokranos - it is uncommon to see two in the same anemone.
    Leru Cut, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2179#7391
    Larry Jackson
  • Coral Residing Hermit Crabs
    Coral Residing Hermit Crabs
    Paguritta corallicola - appear to gather passing food with their feathery antennae.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7401
    Larry Jackson
  • Dwarf Hawkfish
    Dwarf Hawkfish
    Cirrhitichthys falco
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7407
    Larry Jackson
  • Feminie Wrasse
    Feminie Wrasse
    Anampses femininus - juvenile phase.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7411
    Larry Jackson
  • Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Spinecheek Anemonefish
    Premnas biaculeatus - large female.
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7414
    Larry Jackson
  • Bicolor Angelfish
    Bicolor Angelfish
    Centropyge bicolor
    Mirror Pond, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2180#7422
    Larry Jackson
  • Pachyclavularia violacea
    Pachyclavularia violacea
    A nice looking soft coral polyp that grows in mats.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7427
    Larry Jackson
  • Sea Fan
    Sea Fan
    Acanthogorgia specie - a lot of tiny Sea Stars feeding near the edges.
    Custom Cave, Russell Islands, Solomon Islands, December 2, 2015
    2181#7430
    Larry Jackson
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