Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Masters of Camouflage

Here are two masters of camouflage. The first is Prosimnia semperi, an allied cowry that's virtually identical to the branching coral on which it lives. The second animal might be more difficult to see. It's Periclimenes amboinensis, a commensal shrimp that adapts its color to that of its host crinoid.

Ribbon Eel

This is a juvenile ribbon eel Rhinomuraena quaesita investigating my pointer (5mm) with its snout and lower jaw tentacles. As the juvenile matures, it will change color from black to blue to yellow at the same time it changes from male to female.

Monday, June 15, 2009

New Post

I know I've been delinquent in my duties to post something new. I'll try to catch up in the next day or so.