It is always nice to look at someone’s work, especially when it is done with endless enthusiasm. Our shrimp lives in burrows with Cryptocentrus gobies (Y-bar Shrimp Goby, Cryptocentrus fasciatus in our case). The shrimp digs and maintains the burrows. With a soft sand bottom, it is easier to dig a home than to maintain it. Watch this video and you will understand why!
Pseudoceros imitatus (Mimic Flatworm), one of my favourite flatworms, mimic Phyllidiella pustulosa (Pimpled Phyllidiella), very common toxic nudibranch. Phyllidiella can emit very toxic substances on the skin, extracting them from the sponges it feeds on. Our flatworm unfairly enjoys poisonous fame, avoided by predators!
Can you tell flatworm from nudibranch on this photo?
April, 14 the new book from Critter Academy series, Nudibranch of the Coral Triangle has been released on several platforms
– Amazon (paperback and eBook
– iTunes bookstore (eBook)
– Kobo (eBook)
– PayHip (PDF version)
This book is a field guide, an assistant for the identification of nudibranchs species in the region. The book presents 1000+ species nudibranchs that can be found and photographed in depths and regions accessible to recreational diving
The book catalogs over 1400 species of fish that occur in this biodiverse region. Each species has been photographically described, and some also have images depicting color variations, age, and differences in gender.
Reef Fishes of the Coral Triangle is available to buy or download now, from Amazon or iTunes.
The author of the book, Andrey Ryanskiy, is an observing naturalist and expert UW photographer. For 15 years, he has traveled the world with his camera, never hit the water without it and has logged several thousand dives. Underwater photography for him is an instrument to promote the education and the care of the oceans and its inhabitants. Coral Reefs Indonesia is his fourth book about marine life. Instead of celebrating new release Andrey is diving now in the New Caledonia, invited by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, to take part in the major marine biology expedition. Continue reading