Tag: Mae Haad & Koh Ma (Koh Phangan)

Situated at the north west of Koh Phangan, Mae Haad is an unspoiled beach attached to the small island of Koh Ma by a natural sand-bar. One of the island's healthiest reef systems sits approximately 100m offshore in warm shallow water.

Situated at the north west of Koh Phangan, Mae Haad is an unspoiled beach attached to the small island of Koh Ma by a natural sand-bar. One of the island's healthiest reef systems sits approximately 100m offshore in warm shallow water.
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Black-Line Shrimp Goby (Myersina Nigrivirgata) - Variation 2

This Black-Line Shrimp Goby (Myersina nigrivirgata), photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma, also shows the "typical" colouration for locally occurring specimens, although the narrow bands that occasionally t

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Black-Line Shrimp Goby (Myersina Nigrivirgata) - Variation 1

This Black-Line Shrimp Goby (Myersina nigrivirgata), photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma, shows the "typical" colouration for specimens in local waters.

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Lagoon Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus Cyanotaenia)

This Lagoon Shrimp Goby (Cryptocentrus cyanotaenia), photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, shows yet another slight colour variation.

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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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Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus)

The Jewelled Blenny (Salarias Fasciatus), such as this one photographed at Mae Haad/Koh Ma, is one of the largest species of Blenny found in local waters.

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Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri)

In this photograph of a Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri), photographed on the outer reef slope at Mae Haad/Koh Ma reef, the translucent pectoral fin, unmarked anal fin and the yellow/blueish colouration of the

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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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Pearl Conch (Strombus Canarium)

This Pearl Conch (Strombus Canarium) was found on the outer slope at Mae Haad/Koh Ma.

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Unidentified Moray Eel (Muraenidae sp.)

A small Moray Eel (Muraenidae sp.) pops its head out of a burrow in the sand at Mae Haad/Koh Ma beach.

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Blue-Spotted Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Pavoninoides) - Male

The "resident" male Blue-Spotted Shrimpgoby (Cryptocentrus Pavoninoides) emerges from a cloud of silt created by one of its "partner" Alpheid Shrimps.