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Doghouse
02-15-2008, 08:43
I just completed my first diving vacation, and took some pictures.
I don't know what some of the fish are, and am looking for a little help finding the names.

Please take a look, and fill in any names you know.
Http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodturner

The pictures I realy want to know are:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2234/2265924638_c67a1b9400.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2229/2265152251_9c53bc9854.jpg

What are the "worms" on this brain coral?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2265950874_5ec6db662a.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2134/2267169014_e3be9100ba.jpg

those are the medium size pictures, and larger versions are available on the web site above.

(these pictures are all rights reserved without prior permission)

Texas Girl
02-15-2008, 09:45
Flamingo tongue snail
? maybe a stonefish or scorpionfish
Christmas tree worm
Spotted trunk fish

lisacay
02-15-2008, 15:14
ditto, what she said.

KGNickl
02-15-2008, 15:20
I don't know. I can't ID anything.

Doghouse
02-15-2008, 15:35
Thanks for the info. T
he fish in the sponge realy has me stumped. I
was not sure on the christmas tree worms, but glad to know I was right about them.
The trunk fish realy caught my eye as it has such a triangular shape to its body.

Texas Girl
02-15-2008, 16:18
Even looking at the full sized image I can't really tell what the fish is in the barrel sponge.

DevilDiver
02-15-2008, 16:29
Can't get a clear view of the inside of the barrel sponge. Even went through the pics on flickr and zoomed in............ Sorry.

Doghouse
02-15-2008, 19:31
Devil Diver, thanks for all the id's you left on the site. It helps a lot.

I don't know if I will be able to id that fish in the sponge, but I thought it was a cool picture.

DevilDiver
02-15-2008, 22:06
Devil Diver, thanks for all the id's you left on the site. It helps a lot.

I don't know if I will be able to id that fish in the sponge, but I thought it was a cool picture.


No problem... Best thing to do is get the Reef Fish ID series. Check out this link and test your skills!!:smiley20:

Marine Life Learning Center - Fish Quiz (http://www.fishid.com/cgi-bin/quiz.cgi?action=init)

This will help with finding specific fish you want to get pictures of for your collection as well.:smiley32:

Doghouse
02-16-2008, 08:05
thanks, I also found this site
Tropical Reefs - Angelfishes - Surgeonfishes (http://reefguide.org/index.html)
it has some great pictures there also. Yes, I am trying to build my own collection of fish. I did the same in Hawaii when we were going there.

I wish I could put the cool video I took of one of the stingrays. Just quietly dug into the sand. I kept that one quiet as the DM flicked the tail of the other to get it to swim for everyone.

DevilDiver
02-16-2008, 08:55
Try these sites as well...

FishBase : A Global Information System on Fishes (http://www.fishbase.org/home.htm)

Fish Identification Quizzes | Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) (http://www.reef.org/resources/quizzes)

When you plan for a dive trip pick a couple of unique fish and talk to the dive guide and let them know you plan to look for these fish. The local guides know where to find things that are difficult for travelers.....

Good luck and keep posting!