Raja Ampat, Indonesia

December 2014


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IRA-026 ascidian Lissoclinum patella
Lissoclinum patella

IRA-027 Large whip goby, Bryaninops amplus
Large whip goby

IRA-028 Brown-tipped spindle cowrie, Pellasimnia brunneiterma
spindle cowrie

Aclyvolva coarctata

IRA-030 white juvenile Leaf scorpionfish, Taenianotus triacanthus
white juvenile Leaf scorpionfish
IRA-031 Purple-spotted yellow flatworm, Pseudoceros laingensis
Purple-spotted yellow flatworm
Pycnoclavella detorta and Didemnum moseleyi
IRA-033 Crowned coral crab, Quadrella coronata
Crowned coral crab
IRA-034 Orange chestnut turban Snail, Turbo castanea
Orange chestnut
turban snail
IRA-035 Furry coral crab, Cymo melanodactylus
Furry coral crab

IRA-036 probably Day octopus, Octopus cyanea
probably Day octopus
IRA-037 Blue bell sea squirt, Perophora namei
Blue bell sea squirt

IRA-038 Crystalline sea star snail, Thyca crystallina on sea star, Linckia laevigata
Crystalline sea star snail  on sea star

IRA-039 Goldlined spinefoot or Golden rabbitfish, Siganus guttatus
Goldlined spinefoot or Golden rabbitfish

IRA-040 probably Blue sea chub, Kyphosus cinerascens, with isopod parasite
probably Blue sea chub with isopod parasite
IRA-041 Regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus
Regal angelfish
IRA-042 Threeband pennantfish, Heniochus chrysostomus
Threeband pennantfish
IRA-043 Saddle butterflyfish, Chaetodon ephippium
Saddle butterflyfish

IRA-044 subadult Humpnose big-eye bream, Monotaxis grandoculis
subadult Humpnose big-eye bream
IRA-045 Coleman’s coral shrimp, Vir colemani
Coleman’s coral shrimp
IRA-046 Imperial sea urchin, Phyllacanthus imperialis
Imperial sea urchin

IRA-047 juvenile Rockmover wrasse, Novaculichthys taeniourus
Rockmover wrasse

IRA-048 Pontoh's pygmy seahorse, Hippocampus pontohi
Pontoh's pygmy seahorse

IRA-049 Masked spinefoot or rabbitfish, Siganus puellus
Masked spinefoot or
Masked rabbitfish

IRA-050 Paeony bulleye, Priacanthus blochii 1
Paeony bulleye

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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