Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia 2010


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IAM-001 Spiny waspfish, Ablabys macracanthus

IAM-002 Sea star shrimp, Periclimenes soror

IAM-003 Thyca crystallina on Blue sea star, Linckia laevigata

IAM-004 Three-line pectenodoris, Pectenodoris trilineata

IAM-005 Shortfin scorpionfish, Scorpaenodes parvipinnis

Spiny waspfish


Sea star shrimp


Thyca crystallina


Three-line pectenodoris


Shortfin scorpionfish


IAM-006 Psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica 1

IAM-007 Shorthead fangblenny, Petroscirtes breviceps

IAM-008 Weedy scorpionfish, Rhinopias frondosa

IAM-009 Red-lined Flabellina, Flabellina rubrolineata

IAM-010 hard coral, unidentified Symphyllia sp.

Psychedelic frogfish 1


Shorthead fangblenny


Weedy scorpionfish


Red-lined Flabellina


unidentified hard coral



IAM-011 Large whip goby, Bryaninops amplus

Large whip goby



IAM-012 unidentified dwarf cuttlefish

unidentified dwarf cuttlefish


IAM-013 mating Dusky nembrotha, Nembrotha kubaryana

mating Dusky nembrotha

IAM-014 Ornate ghostpipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus 1

Ornate ghostpipefish 1 


IAM-015 Warty or Clown frogfish, Antennarius maculatus 1

Warty or Clown frogfish 1






IAM-016 Warty or Clown frogfish, Antennarius maculatus 2

Warty or Clown frogfish 2


IAM-017 Solar-powered nudibranch, Phyllodesmium longicirrum

Solar-powered nudibranch


IAM-018 Leaf scorpionfish, Taenianotus triacanthus 1

Leaf scorpionfish 1

IAM-019 Psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychedelica 2

Psychedelic frogfish 2


IAM-020 White-spotted hermit crab, Dardanus megistos, eating a bird

White-spotted hermit crab

eating a bird

IAM-021 Thorny seahorse, Hippocampus histrix 1

IAM-022 2 Shameface Crab, Calappa calappa

2 Shameface Crab

IAM-023 box crab Calappa sp

box crab

IAM-024 hermit crab Dardanus guttatus 1

hermit crab 1

IAM-025 Naticarius alapapilionis

Naticarius alapapilionis

Thorny seahorse 1




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all pictures made by Rokus Groeneveld

Nikon D200 with 60mm macro in Subal ND20 housing

Strobe: Subtronic Mega Color and Subtronic Midi 

(untill the last one broke down after a couple of days)