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Some bonaire and cozumel sealife for ID

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by morretti, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. morretti

    morretti Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: colorado
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    Can you help me with ID of these photos?

    #1 This crab was photographed on a shore dive in Bonaire in June

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    #2 ID this fish? (also taken in Bonaire in June)

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    #3 This creature was photographed in the shallows on a June night dive in Bonaire

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    #4 This photo, too, was taken in a relatively shallow area during a June night dive in Bonaire

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    #5 This little fish was in a shallow area in Cozumel in January

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    All help is much appreciated.
     
  2. morretti

    morretti Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: colorado
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    oops, #5 should have been this little fish photographs in a shallow area of Cozumel in January:

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  3. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Location: North Carolina
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    I believe the first one is a Cryptic Teardrop Crab and the only reason I know this is I saw one on a night dive in Bonaire earlier this month.
     
  4. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    i think the first crab is a southern teardrop crab. it is smaller than the cryptic which generally shows more purple and speckles.
     
  5. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    #3 is a half buried velvet shrimp
     
  6. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina
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    Thanks for the correction. I went back and enlarged my photo and I think its a southern too. I found the cryptic searching and just stopped there.
     

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  7. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Location: toronto
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    i always forget which is which. i either have to look in the book or ask my divebuddy.

    i am always just so excited to see one. then the next task is to try to get a half decent photo.

    on our last few bonaire trips we have found them every night dive just off the dock at the divi in about 15 feet.
     
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  8. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    Location: toronto
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    And I have confirmed that I am as confused as anyone else. I did a quick search on "teardrop" in my opics and turned up this gem of a Southern Teardrop which I had labelled as cryptic.

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  9. giffenk

    giffenk Great White

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    based upon body shape i claim photo #4 is a red night shrimp with eggs. I could be wrong
     
  10. itziar

    itziar Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Puebla, Mexico
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    #2 is a juvenile Stoplight Parrotfish
     
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