Tag: Weedy Reef Flats

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) - female

This High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus), probably a female due to the relatively short first dorsal spines, was patrolling a small, sparsely weeded area just beside Chaloklum pier.

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High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus)

A male High-Finned Blenny (Petroscirtes Mitratus) keeps a watchful eye on its surroundings from the relative safety of disused oyster shell beneath Chaloklum pier

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Carpet Eel Blenny (Congrogadus Subducens) - "Mottled" Variation

Carpet Eel Blennies (Congrogadus Subducens) are not seen all that often, but when they are, it's usually this far more colourful "mottled" variety rather than the less common black variation.

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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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Grey Bonnet Snail (Phalium Glaucum)

The individual in this photograph was one of two relatively large Grey Bonnet Snails (Phalium Glaucum) found on the open sand area approximately 100 - 200m from Chaloklum pier.

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Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis)

A Variable Fangblenny (Petroscirtes Variabilis) makes good use of a discarded Coke can beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Hairy Sea Hare (Bursatella Leachii)

A colourful Hairy Sea Hare (Bursatella Leachii) photographed in very shallow water beneath Chaloklum pier.

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Long-Horned Cowfish (Lactoria Cornuta)

In this photo of the Long-Horned Cowfish (Lactoria Cornuta) found under Chaloklum pier, the fish has closed the rays of the caudal fin, thus giving the fin a far more tapered appearance

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Long-Horned Cowfish (Lactoria Cornuta)

Long-Horned Cowfish (Lactoria Cornuta)

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Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri)

This Duskytail Grouper (Epinephelus Bleekeri), photographed at Aow Leuk Bay demonstrated a trait which seems to be almost exclusive to this species, and the closely related