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cyclical
08-03-2007, 14:28
What are the following? genus/species would be great for anyone that knows...

All of these were taken in Cozumel, Mexico 07/31/2007

Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab
(Clibanarius tricolor)
Family: Diogenidae
(thanks to No Misses for the identification)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01740.jpg

Arrow Crab
(Stenorhynchus seticornis)
Family: Inachidae
(thanks to No Misses for the identification)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01790.jpg

Bar Jack (fish)
(Seriola rivoliana)
Family: Carangidae

Yellow Spotted Stingray
(Urobatis jamaicensis)
Family: Urobatidae
(thanks to torrey for identification)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01851.jpg

(ok I know it's an octopus, anything more specific would be great)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01873.jpg

cyclical
08-03-2007, 14:28
Caribbean Spiny Lobster or Rock Lobster
(Panulirus argus)
Family: Palinuridae
(thanks to No Misses for identification)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01885.jpg

http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC01891.jpg

Brown Spotted Moray Eel
(Gymnothorax fuscomaculatus)
Family: Muraenidae
(thanks to No Misses for identification)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/DSC02011.jpg

Scubling
08-03-2007, 15:01
Wow cool picts.. Did you take them?

No Misses
08-03-2007, 15:32
I am by no means an expert. But I do recognize a few.
#1 Blue legged hermit excerpt from etropicals.com
Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab
(Clibanarius tricolor)
Click here (javascript:popupWin1('/product/detailed_image.cfm?pCatId=1263',%2050,%2050,%20452 ,%20472)) for a larger image



Quick Stats
Care Level: Easy
Tank Conditions: 72-78F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; dKH 8-12
Max. Size In Aquarium: Up to 1"
Color Form: Blue, Red
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Caribbean
Family: Diogenidae

The Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab or simply Blue Leg Hermit Crab, has blue legs with red banding. Both claws are of equal size, and members of this genus are sometimes called "Equal-handed Hermit Crabs." This tiny crab lives in abandoned snail shells, or it may attack and eat the snail, then use the shell for its home.

#2 Arrow Crab excerpt from whozoo.org


Arrow Crab





(http://whozoo.org/Intro2002/EmilioBarela/Arrow_Crab.jpg)
Scientific Name:Stenorhynchus seticornis
Geographical Range: The Arrow Crab inhabits North Carolina to Florida and Texas. It is also found in the Bahamas, Bermuda and West Indies to Brazil.
Habitat: The Arrow Crab is found on rocks, shell sand, coral rubble bottoms, coral reefs, and is found from low tide lines to water that is 1489 meters deep.
Diet in the Wild: The Arrow Crab is mainly a nocturnal scavenger. It eats small feather duster worms and other tiny animals that inhabit the coral reef..
Conservation Status: Not protected.
Location in the Zoo: Aquarium (currently not on exhibit)


#3 ?
#4 ?
#5 Caribbean Spiny Lobster excerpt Marinebio.org
Panulirus argus
Caribbean Spiny LobsterKingdom: Animalia (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&kingdom=Animalia)
Phylum: Arthropoda (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&phylum=Arthropoda)
Class: Malacostraca (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&class=Malacostraca)
Order: Decapoda (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&order=Decapoda)
Family: Palinuridae (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&family=Palinuridae)
Genus: Panulirus (http://marinebio.org/all.asp?formaction=search&Genus=Panulirus)
species: Panulirus argus
Full Taxonomy (ITIS) (http://www.cbif.gc.ca/pls/itisca/taxastep?king=every&p_action=containing&taxa=Panulirus+argus)
Caribbean Spiny Lobster Photo Gallery (javascript:popup('/s/viewer/index.asp?id=155&pic=_05/Panulirus_argus1.jpg','critterView','toolbar=no,re sizable=yes,status=yes,width=500,height=430'))
#6 ?
#7 Brown spotted moray?

torrey
08-03-2007, 16:03
#6 looks like a Splendid Toadfish, but I've never seen one that color

cyclical
08-03-2007, 16:06
Wow cool picts.. Did you take them?


I sure did... I took them a few days ago actually in Cozumel.


I am by no means an expert. But I do recognize a few.


Thanks a lot for your help :) I updated the post to reflect the names...

cyclical
08-03-2007, 16:06
#6 looks like a Splendid Toadfish, but I've never seen one that color
Yeah that is what I was thinking... but when looking them up they are slightly different colors.

torrey
08-03-2007, 16:21
Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe #3 is a yellow stingray with a bar jack.

common: Bar Jack
family: Carangidae
scientific: Seriola rivoliana

common: Yellow Stingray
family: Urolophidae
scientific: Urobatis jamaicensis

cyclical
08-03-2007, 16:39
Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe #3 is a yellow stingray with a bar jack.

common: Bar Jack
family: Carangidae
scientific: Seriola rivoliana

common: Yellow Stingray
family: Urolophidae
scientific: Urobatis jamaicensis
Thanks... looked up images based on the names you gave me and it looks like a match.

excerpt from http://128.227.186.212/fish/Gallery/Descript/barjack/barjack.html

Feeding habits:
... Bar jacks are usually bottom feeders in their first or second year of growth. Juveniles sometimes follow a bottom feeder such as a stingray, eating whatever is stirred up....



Thank you very much....

torrey
08-03-2007, 16:40
By the way, before my last trip to Cozumel I tried to study up on my fish ID a little. This site has some really cool quizzes that will help. Check out the "Web Resources" section:

http://www.reef.org/

thor
08-03-2007, 17:09
Can you tell us what kind of setup you used to take these awesome pictures?

cyclical
08-03-2007, 17:42
Can you tell us what kind of setup you used to take these awesome pictures?
I didn't think they were that awesome.... actually thought they need improvement.


For the camera I used my old Sony DSC-F717 5.1 megapixel
http://a.img-dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscf717/Images/frontview-001.jpg
Specs can be found here...
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Sony/sony_dscf717.asp

Underwater Housing by a company called 10Bar
Test Pressure - 10 Bar (300 ft.) Housings are individually tested
http://i18.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/a0/ce/9887_1.JPG

For strobe.. Epoque ES-150DS Digital slave strobe
http://i22.ebayimg.com/04/i/000/a0/ce/977b_1.JPG

I bought the strobe and housing used from a guy in Hawaii about 3 weeks ago.

Some of the daylight pics I took with either a cloudy white balance, or a manually adjusted white balance.

cyclical
08-03-2007, 18:06
here are a few wallpapers... sized at 600x480 (click to view full size 1280x1024)

http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background01t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background01.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background02t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background02.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background03t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background03.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background04t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background04.jpg)

cyclical
08-03-2007, 18:07
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background05t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background05.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background06t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background06.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background07t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background07.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background08t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background08.jpg)

cyclical
08-03-2007, 18:07
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background09t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background09.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background10t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background10.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background11t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background11.jpg)
http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background12t.jpg (http://www.okdhm.com/cyclical/coz07/background12.jpg)

94GTStang
08-03-2007, 19:38
I need to get my pics posted up. I saw a few odd creatures too on that Cozumel trip

nferra2
08-07-2007, 00:13
It is really really hard to pin a species on an octopus. Given its geographic location, and the bluegreen tint ( assuming white balance was set correctly) I would guess Octopus Briareus. They are a really neat creature, too bad they only live 5-6 months.