Tag: Unidentified

This section contains species which cannot be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty.

There will be instances where a particular species appears within a known family, but also appears in the Unidentified section. For example:

If a fish has been photographed, and clearly belongs to the Wrasse (Labridae) family, but the exact species cannot be determined, it will appear in both the Wrasse AND Unidentified sections of the gallery.

In some cases, the photographs may be of poor quality due to the circumstances under which they were taken eg. poor visibility/lighting, fast moving species, difficulty in approaching, etc.

As with all of the photographs in the Marine Life gallery, comments, observations or recommendations are most welcome, particularly regarding unidentified/misidentified species.

This section contains species which cannot be identified with a reasonable degree of certainty.

There will be instances where a particular species appears within a known family, but also appears in the Unidentified section. For example:

If a fish has been photographed, and clearly belongs to the Wrasse (Labridae) family, but the exact species cannot be determined, it will appear in both the Wrasse AND Unidentified sections of the gallery.

In some cases, the photographs may be of poor quality due to the circumstances under which they were taken eg. poor visibility/lighting, fast moving species, difficulty in approaching, etc.

As with all of the photographs in the Marine Life gallery, comments, observations or recommendations are most welcome, particularly regarding unidentified/misidentified species.

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Sea Moth
Alan's picture
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.

Alan's picture
Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax Undulatus)?

This photo of what i've tentatively accepted as an Undulated Moray (Gymnothorax Undulatus) was taken at the East Pinnacle, Sail Rock.

As suggested in my species description, it is difficult to see if it has the characteristic markings that distinguish this species.

Whatever it is, it certainly knows how to strike a pose...

Alan's picture
Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

In this close-up shot of what is possibly the Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri), the red lines and dots which are its main distinguishing feature are clearly visible.
Also visible here are the tiny "cirri" along the nape of the neck.

Alan's picture
Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

Another nice profile shot of what is probably the Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri).

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Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri)

The distinguishing features of what i think is a Springer's Blenny (Cirripectes Springeri) are clear in this side profile eg. the over-all brownish colouration, yellowish fins and red spots and lines around the face.
Also visible are the little "cirri" on the forehead.

Alan's picture
Unknown species of damselfish?

Possibly a species of damselfish (perhaps juveniles) spotted at Aow Leuk, Koh Tao.