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  1. geurtd

    geurtd DI New Member

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    Hi everyone.

    We just started with under water foto's and these are some of the first results.
    These creatures i can't identify, hope you can help.
    1.Some kind of sandperch I think
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    2. No Clue
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    3. Again a kind of sandperch
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    4. Butterflyfish maybe ?
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    5. I think this is a chromodoris but i'm not sure
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    6. Some kind of Anemone fish
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    7. Butterflyfish but i can't find what kind
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    8. No Clue
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    9. Maybe a Wrass ??
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    10. Yes it's a moray but what kind ?
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    11. Again butterflyfish but cant find the exact kind
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    12. Parrotfish i think, although i cant find it in any book
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    13. No Clue
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    I apologize for the large number, i hope some of you can help me out.
    Alle foto's taken by me or my wife in Anilao, Batangas.
     
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    Rhoody DI Forum Luminary

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    sorry for the late reply, just out of my head some ID's. not guarantee for being right. Also common names are different from region to region

    1. 4-eyed sandperch (also called latticed sandperch)
    2. hmmmm, don't remember at present
    3. blackbared sandperch (almost twin of No 1 without the 2nd pair of eyes)
    4.damselfish
    5.chromodiris, but don't know which one,
    6.most likely Clarks anemonefish
    7.could be a variqation of a sunburst or citronello butterflyfish
    8. very hard to say as no shape in the picture, maybe a kind of basslet
    9.Orange-striped Triggerfish
    10. Spot-face moray
    11. same as 7 (variation)
    12.redbreast wrasse
    13.masked rabbitfish

    cheers

    Rhoody
     
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    geurtd DI New Member

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    Thanks a lot rhoody.
     
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    No 5:
    I only can see a nudybranch and no chromodoris (hihi).
    Excuses " a chromodiris" = a nudibranche.
    Have to correct myself. Agree with the previous determination of Rhoody.
     
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    No 12 is to me indeed a parot fish. Still a juvenile in my opinion.
    They have different paterns and colours when they're still juveniles.
    I'm only not sure about the exact type. There are so many !!
     
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    No 8: My guess is a 'yellow tale chromis':
    Chromis enchrysura
     
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    Jelly,

    8 chromi, sounds good to me...
    redbreast wrassees are very common here, you should see many in Dauin and Mansaplod North, the scientific name is :Cheilinus fasciatus

    cheers

    Rhoody
     
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    Jelly,
    Rhoody is right about the redbreast wrasse,once i got the hint it was in fact a wrasse and not a parrotfish i found it in my book, the picture in the book is almost identical to the one i took (better quality of course).

    As far as the chromodris is concerned, it could also be a Chromodoris Reticulata.
     
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    geurtd,

    if you are interested in Nudis and slugs, you may consider the 1001 nudibranches book by Neville coleman...

    cheers

    Rhoody
     
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    I have to admit that the colours and the pattern of the 'Wikepedia' Redbreast wrasse is similar to Geurtd's picture nr.12 , Rhoody.
    But I still have doubts. Why ?
    Because the mouth is not the same. A wrasse has different lips than a parot fish and the lips on the pic nr. 12 are clearly parotfish like.
    Also the small bobble above the eyes is parot-like and not existing at the redbreast wrasse.
    But you made me doubting because of the rest of the resemblance with the shown redbreast wrasse.
    It looks more like a Scarus caudofasciatus ('redbarred parrotfish', or as we call it, the tailbanded parrotfish), but it is not since the pic is taken in the Philippines I have to believe..
    It however shows once again how difficult it can be in some cases to exactly determine a species.
    At least....I am not sure anymore.
     
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