2017-04 Anilao, Philippines Dives 2220-2258

  • Mimic Surgeonfish
    Mimic Surgeonfish
    Acanthurus pyroferus - juvenile.
    Elephant Ears, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2220#3319
    Larry Jackson
  • Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Eight-banded Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon octofasciatus
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3321
    Larry Jackson
  • Tunicates
    Tunicates
    Eudistoma punctatum
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3323
    Larry Jackson
  • Crosshatch Butterflyfish
    Crosshatch Butterflyfish
    Chaetodon xanthurus
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3325
    Larry Jackson
  • Dragon Shrimp
    Dragon Shrimp
    Miropandalus hardingi - first time I have seen this shrimp.
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3330
    Larry Jackson
  • Purpletop Dottyback
    Purpletop Dottyback
    Pictichromis diadema
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3333
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-margined Damsel
    Black-margined Damsel
    Pomacentrus nigromarginatus
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3334
    Larry Jackson
  • Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
    Bluestreak Cleaner Wrasse
    Labroides dimidiatus
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3340
    Larry Jackson
  • Dusky Dottyback
    Dusky Dottyback
    Pseudochromis fuscus
    Dary Laut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2221#3342
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Egg Cowry
    Common Egg Cowry
    Ovula ovum - feeding on a Sarcophyton specie.
    Arthur's Rock, Batangas, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2222#3346
    Larry Jackson
  • Hairy Norse God
    Hairy Norse God
    Aegires villosus
    Arthur's Rock, Batangas, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2222#3354
    Larry Jackson
  • Hairy Squat Lobster
    Hairy Squat Lobster
    Lauriea siagiani
    Arthur's Rock, Batangas, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2222#3371
    Larry Jackson
  • Cycloseris sinensis
    Cycloseris sinensis
    Cycloseris sinensis - best guess id.
    Arthur's Rock, Batangas, Philippines, April 12, 2017
    2222#3372
    Larry Jackson
  • Napoleon Snake Eel
    Napoleon Snake Eel
    Ophichthus bonaparti
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3378
    Larry Jackson
  • Devil Scorpionfish
    Devil Scorpionfish
    Scorpaenopsis diabolus
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3380
    Larry Jackson
  • Long-eyed Box Crab
    Long-eyed Box Crab
    Calappa hepatica - bury quickly.
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3382
    Larry Jackson
  • Noble Feather Star
    Noble Feather Star
    Comaster nobilis - a type of feather star that sits on sand.
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3387
    Larry Jackson
  • Caltrop Murex
    Caltrop Murex
    Murex tribulus
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3389
    Larry Jackson
  • Haddon's Carpet Anemone & Saddleback Anemonefish
    Haddon's Carpet Anemone & Saddleback Anemonefish
    Stichodactyla haddoni & Amphiprion polymnus - lighter colored anemonefish than usual.
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3392
    Larry Jackson
  • Ringtailed Cardinalfish
    Ringtailed Cardinalfish
    Ostorhinchus aureus
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3397
    Larry Jackson
  • Reef Scene
    Reef Scene
    Large variety of organisms on this rock.
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3398
    Larry Jackson
  • Undescribed Broken-back Shrimp
    Undescribed Broken-back Shrimp
    Peri found this very small shrimp.
    Coconut, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2223#3408
    Larry Jackson
  • Ribbon Eel
    Ribbon Eel
    Rhinomuraena quaesita - male phase.
    Aphol's Rock, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2224#3412
    Larry Jackson
  • Pygmy Seahorse
    Pygmy Seahorse
    Hippocampus bargibanti - near perfect mimicry of the sea fan.
    Aphol's Rock, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2224#3423
    Larry Jackson
  • Clark's Anemonefish
    Clark's Anemonefish
    Amphiprion clarkii - juvenile with very large ventral fins.
    Aphol's Rock, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2224#3434
    Larry Jackson
  • Willan's Chromodoris
    Willan's Chromodoris
    Chromodoris willani - more markings than usual.
    Aphol's Rock, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2224#3438
    Larry Jackson
  • Algae Shrimp
    Algae Shrimp
    Phycocaris simulans - So small that I had no idea what I was taking a picture of.
    Koala, Batangas, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2225#3442
    Larry Jackson
  • Cheek-lined Wrasse
    Cheek-lined Wrasse
    Oxycheilinus diagrammus - terminal phase (male).
    Koala, Batangas, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2225#3448
    Larry Jackson
  • Striped Snapping Shrimp pair
    Striped Snapping Shrimp pair
    Synalpheus striatus - live under the base of a particular feather star.
    Koala, Batangas, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2225#3452
    Larry Jackson
  • Unknown Crab
    Unknown Crab
    Living under a feather star.
    Koala, Batangas, Philippines, April 13, 2017
    2225#3455
    Larry Jackson
  • Helmut Gurnard & Zigzag Wrasse
    Helmut Gurnard & Zigzag Wrasse
    Dactyloptena orientalis & Halichoeres scapularis terminal phase the wrasse shadows the gurnard picking off small creatures disturbed by the larger fish.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3459
    Larry Jackson
  • Blackstriped Angelfish
    Blackstriped Angelfish
    Genicanthus lamarck, female.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3462
    Larry Jackson
  • Spotted Boxfish
    Spotted Boxfish
    Ostracion meleagris, male.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3464
    Larry Jackson
  • Undescribed Dendronotus
    Undescribed Dendronotus
    Dendronotus sp 1 Humann & DeLoach
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3467
    Larry Jackson
  • Ringed Favorinus
    Ringed Favorinus
    Favorinus tsurganus - on Hexabranchus sanguineus egg mass.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3469
    Larry Jackson
  • Pastel Ring Wrasse
    Pastel Ring Wrasse
    Hologymnosus doliatus, intermediate phase.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3477
    Larry Jackson
  • Reef Stonefish
    Reef Stonefish
    Synanceia verrucosa
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2226#3484
    Larry Jackson
  • Delicate Tube Worms
    Delicate Tube Worms
    Filogranella elatensis - colonies can get larger than 12 inches.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2227#3494
    Larry Jackson
  • Yellowbarred Jawfish
    Yellowbarred Jawfish
    Opistognathus randalli - male with eggs near release development.
    Caban Cove, Maricaban Island, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2227#3509
    Larry Jackson
  • Redtooth Triggerfish
    Redtooth Triggerfish
    Odonus niger - fish at this protected site are often fed and are easy to approach.
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3513
    Larry Jackson
  • Josh's Chromodoris
    Josh's Chromodoris
    Chromodoris joshi
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3517
    Larry Jackson
  • Wirenet Filefish
    Wirenet Filefish
    Cantherhines pardalis
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3520
    Larry Jackson
  • Tryon's Risbecia
    Tryon's Risbecia
    Risbecia tryoni
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3521
    Larry Jackson
  • Beaded & Corkscrew Sea Anemones
    Beaded & Corkscrew Sea Anemones
    Heteractis aurora & Macrodactyla doreensis - a bit unusual to see two different species living next to each other.
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3524
    Larry Jackson
  • Undescribed Noumea
    Undescribed Noumea
    Noumea sp 4 Gosliner, Behrens & Valdes
    Cathedral, Batangas, Philippines, April 14, 2017
    2228#3527
    Larry Jackson
  • Mermaid's Wineglass
    Mermaid's Wineglass
    Acetabularia major
    Mainit Muck, Batangas, Philippines, April 15, 2017
    2229#3532
    Larry Jackson
  • Brook's Urchin Shrimp
    Brook's Urchin Shrimp
    Allopontonia brooki - found under the edge of Variable Fire Urchins.
    Mainit Muck, Batangas, Philippines, April 15, 2017
    2229#3536
    Larry Jackson
  • Lyretail Hawkfish
    Lyretail Hawkfish
    Cyprinocirrhites polyactis - usually found around 80 feet deep or more.
    Mainit Muck, Batangas, Philippines, April 15, 2017
    2229#3539
    Larry Jackson
  • Colorful Hypselodoris
    Colorful Hypselodoris
    Hypselodoris infucata - best guess id on this very small specimen.
    Mainit Muck, Batangas, Philippines, April 15, 2017
    2229#3540
    Larry Jackson
  • Redspotted Sandperch
    Redspotted Sandperch
    Parapercis schauinslandi - probably female due to lack of tail filaments.
    Mainit Muck, Batangas, Philippines, April 15, 2017
    2229#3542
    Larry Jackson