Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

 April 2010

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IAM-051 Napoleon snake eel, Ophichthus bonaparti

Napoleon snake eel


IAM-052 juvenile Star puffer, Arothron stellatus

juvenile Star puffer



IAM-053 Crocodile snake eel, Brachysomophis crocodilinus 1

Crocodile snake eel 1



IAM-054 Blue boxer shrimp, Stenopus tenuirostris

Blue boxer shrimp




IAM-055 Brock's urchin shrimp, Allopontonia brockii on Fire urchin, Asthenosoma varium

Brock's urchin shrimp
on Fire urchin


IAM-056 Chestnut jawfish, Opistognathus sp

Chestnut jawfish



IAM-057 Stargazer, Uranoscopus sulphureus







IAM-058 hermit crab Dardanus guttatus


hermit crab 2






 Sponge decorator crab





Common seahorse

IAM-061 Urchin shrimp, Stegopontonia commensalis 1

Urchin shrimp 1



IAM-062 Urchin shrimp, Stegopontonia commensalis 2

Urchin shrimp 2



IAM-063 Robust ghostpipefish, Solenostomus cyanopterus

Robust ghostpipefish



IAM-064 Yellow-spotted anemone shrimp, Ancylomenes luteomaculatus

anemone shrimp


IAM-065 Painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus 1

Painted frogfish 1



IAM-066 Painted frogfish, Antennarius pictus 2

Painted frogfish 2

IAM-067 comb jellies Coeloplana astericola

Creeping comb jellies

IAM-068 Minute margin shell, Cysticus minutissimus

Minute margin shell


Rough box crabs

IAM-070 Boxer or Pom-pom crab, Lybia tesselata 1

Boxer or Pom-pom crab 1



Urnalana sp.



IAM-072 Vomer conch, Strombus vomer

Vomer conch


IAM-073 Mozambique scorpionfish, Parascorpaena mossambica

Mozambique scorpionfish



IAM-074 male Pegasus seamoth, Eurypegasus draconis

male Pegasus seamoth





Clark's anemonefish

with eggs


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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)