Raja Ampat, Indonesia

December 2014


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IRA-001 Dwarf hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys falco
Dwarf hawkfish

IRA-002 White-spotted hermit crab or Scarlet hermit crab, Dardanus megistos
White-spotted or
Scarlet hermit crab

IRA-003 Robust sea squirt, Atriolum robustum and encrusting sponge Chalinula nematifera
Robust sea squirt and encrusting sponge

IRA-004 Banana fusilier, Pterocaesio pisang
Banana fusilier

IRA-005 Black coral crab, Quadrella maculosa
Black coral crab

IRA-006 Conus mcbridei
Conus mcbridei
IRA-007 Kagoshima velvetfish, Paraploactis kagoshimensis
Kagoshima velvetfish
maybe Cigar jellyfish
IRA-009 Mushroom-coral pipefish, Siokunichthys nigrolineatus
Mushroom-coral pipefish
IRA-010 Cheeklined wrasse, Oxycheilinus digramma
Cheeklined wrasse
IRA-011 undetermined worm snail, family Vermetidae
undetermined worm snail

IRA-012 maybe White-spotted blenny, Salarias alboguttatus
maybe White-spotted blenny
IRA-013 undetermined ascidian, probably family Polycitoridae
undetermined ascidian
Thorunna furtiva
IRA-015 Blue bell sea squirt, Perophora namei
Blue bell sea squirt
IRA-016 Ringed sap-sucking slug, Plakobranchus ocellatus
Ringed sap-sucking slug
IRA-017 Bothriaster primigenius
Bothriaster primigenius

IRA-018 maybe Elongate false ear shell, Stomatella impertusa
maybe Elongate false ear shell
IRA-019 Little egg cowrie, Calpurnus verrucosus
 Little egg cowrie
IRA-020 Fire dart gobies, Nemateleotris magnifica
Fire dart gobies

IRA-021 Pickhandle barracuda, Sphyraena jello
Pickhandle barracuda

IRA-022 Blackside or Freckled hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri
Blackside hawkfish

IRA-023 various ascidians
various ascidians

IRA-024 Bartel's dragonet, Synchiropus bartelsi
 Bartel's dragonet

IRA-025 Electric flame scallop, Ctenoides ales
Electric flame scallop

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all pictures made by Rokus Groeneveld
Nikon D800 with 60mm macro in Subal ND800 housing
Strobes: Subtronic Mega Color and Subtronic Midi