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The flattened shape suggests it could be a Cryptic Sponge Shrimp (Gelastocaris paronae), but G. paronae is normally found on sponges where its colour and patterns camouflage it. This shrimp is mostly transparent, so perhaps it's a juvenile.
Sea Pen Crab (Porcellanella triloba)— Canon G9, 1/320th, f8, 2 stacked Inon UCL-165 close-up lenses, internal flash (no external strobe), full frame.
— at Pasir Ngala, Perhentians, Malaysia.
Platypus Cowrie (Cuspivolva platysia) in green temperate waters of Nelson Bay, Australia
Male Ring Scale Triplefin (Enneapterygius atrogulare)
Banded Wobbegong (Orectolous ornatus)
Scorpionfish disguised as harmless rabbit. ;-)
Platypus Cowrie (Cuspivolva platysia) amongst blue polyps of host gorgonian at Little Beach, Nelson Bay.
Opisthobranch (Bullina lineata) at Fly Point, Nelson Bay.
Pygmy Seahorse (Hippocampus denise) at Batu Kecil, Misool
Eyespot Blenny (Ecsenius ops) at "Black Forest", Wofoh, Waigeo
Nudibranch (Chromodoris kuniei) at Mike's Point, Dampier Strait, Waigeo. Framed tightly, not cropped.
Marble Shrimp (Saron neglectus) at Beringin Point, Manado
"Peek-a-boo!".....Strombidae
"Oi....cut that out you two, you're ruffling the duvet"
Face of Nembrotha kubaryana
"Ooo! . . . I wonder what's in there"
Blue-ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis) at Terumbu Kecil in the Perhentians
Tiny opisthobranch (Siphopteron cf. quadrispinosum), only 5mm
"To steer left and right, I simply pull on the corresponding rhinophore" ;-)
Hiding in a purple patch.
Armina nudibranch feed on sea pens in the sand and crawl around to find them. They will also crawl onto a mirror if it's placed carefully in their path.
Skeleton shrimp with Allied Cowrie (Crenavolva leopardus)
Porcelain Crab (Porcellanella sp.) with belly full of eggs
Spikey!
When chased this Tasselled Anglerfish adopts a streamlined attitude with dorsal spines down, yet strangely with prominent lure (illicium).
As this Tasselled Anglerfish swims slowly by, it shows off all its fins and spines, maybe as a display to neighbouring anglerfish.
"Hey!....I think I may have discovered a wormhole to another galaxy"
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