Tag: Damselfish (Pomacentridae)

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Big-Lip Damselfish (Cheiloprion  Labiatus)

A Big-Lip Damselfish (Cheiloprion Labiatus) photographed amongst the branches of a Table Coral (Acropora sp.) at Mae Haad/Koh Ma.

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Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) with Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion)

A Pink Anemonefish (Amphiprion Perideraion) settles into its host Magnificent Anemone (Heteractis Magnifica) as the early evening sunlight begins to fade over Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef.

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Blue-Spot Damselfish (Pomacentrus Grammorhynchus) - Adult

An adult Blue-Spot Damselfish (Pomacentrus Grammorhynchus) photographed in the shallow water between the beach and reef at Mae Haad/Koh Ma.

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Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) and Haddon's Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni)

A pair of adult Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) keep a watchful eye on a single tiny juvenile.

Although tiny, it is possible to see the lighter colouration of the juvenile when compared to the two adults.

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Lagoon Damselfish (Hemiglyphidodon Plagiometopon)

This Lagoon Damselfish (Hemiglyphidodon Plagiometopon) was reasonably easy to get in frame as it was so busy attacking the camera at the time!!

Not content with viciously biting me on the thigh as i swam innocently by, it proceeded to head-butt, and even tail-butt the camera lens by backing into it repeatedly...

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Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei)

In this shot taken at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan, a little Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei) is being moved along by a group Regal Demoiselles (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos).

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Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei)

This photo of a Palechin Moray Eel (Gymnothorax Herrei) with a pair of Regal Demoiselles (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) gives an excellent impression of just how small this species is in comparison to its locally occurring relatives.

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Regal Demoiselles (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) harass a White-Eyed Moray Eel (Siderea Thyrsoidea)

In this photo, from Sail Rock, a group of juvenile Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) are "mobbing" a wandering White-Eyed Moray Eel (Siderea Thyrsoidea).

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Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos)

In this photo, many of the traits that are common within the local population of Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) are clearly visible, namely:

The orange-coloured "ear-spot"
The neon blue fin margins
The white mark at the rear of the dorsal fin
The pale, blotchy markings which may be related to nesting activity

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Regal Damselfish (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos)

Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus Cyanomos) can often be found darting in and out of disused oyster shell, which they use for protection and also as a safe place to lay their eggs, as the individual in this photograph was doing at the time (the eggs are the tiny brownish dots inside the shell).