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Underwater Photo Contest Entry

Taken by: Richard Witmer

Stingfish (subfamily Minoinae). ID by Suzan smile
Stingfish (subfamily Minoinae).  ID by Suzan :) by Richard Witmer
VOTES: 19
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011- (11/26/2011 3:10:00 PM)
Category: Macro - Close-Up
location: Sulu and Sulawesi Seas Indonesia
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message this message is importantwhat is it?

a SeaRobin?


 
Ron Rico
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message I don't know! smile I came across it on a night dive at Lembeh.
 
Richard Witmer
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message Do you know Les Wilk or Keri Wilk? If you send an email to Reefnet... I am sure they will be able to i.d. this for you....
Suzan

p.s. very cool find! maybe they'll name it after you... gotta be a first..!
 
Niteflightphoto
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message Cool! Thanks! I will do that grin

 
Richard Witmer
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message make sure you tell us what it is...
 
Niteflightphoto
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message you got it! grin
 
Richard Witmer
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message 
Here is another angle. Focus point is off...photo is only for reference.
 
Richard Witmer
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message My guess is a Searobin.

If you go to Wetpixel they have a critter id section.

RR


 
Ron Rico
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message Its definitely a Sea Robin- but... what kind..
p.s. Rico- I just shot a new Sea Robin up at the bridge- makes 7 different kinds now!-
you could also send me an email & I have someone I could send it to. Not sure I should braodcast his email here...
Suz

click here to email 
 
Niteflightphoto
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message .............annnnnnnndddddd drum rolll........... we have an i.d....
it is a Stingfish, subfamily Minoinae
some sort of cross between a scorpion fish and a se robin....
Thanks goes aw, shucks to Rob Myers- in his book Dangerous Marine Animals, pg. 80
-Suzan
 
Niteflightphoto
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message Great job Suzan! Well done! Thank you so much for your help!!! grin
 
Richard Witmer
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message u r welcome
 
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