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The Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis macrochir) is one of only 5 humpback species. To identify it check the color pattern inside of the pectoral fins. This species displays a unique white to orange color, edged in black.
Humpback scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis macrochir)
Photo by Abner Mangole
This nudibranch species has 3 different color variations! The one we see here in Lembeh is a mottled brown color with an outer blue, middle black and an inner yellow line around the edge of its mantle.
Photo by Agustian Peloa
It’s not a blue ring! This octopus only has two blue rings (one on each side) which it displays when it is threatened. Don’t be deceived though – it is still poisonous and can really pack a punch!
Mototi Octopus(Amphioctopus siamensis)
Photo by Dimpy Jacobs
This is a highly camouflaged species so when you find one it’s like striking gold BUT remember that they are usually in pairs so don’t forget to look for its partner too!
Ornate Ghost Pipefish(Solenostomus paradoxus)
Photo by Opo Kecil
This sneaky crab strokes and taps anemones at night so that they come free from their substrate, once the anemones come loose it then “plants” them on its carapace for protection!
Anemone Hermit Crab(Dardanus pedunculatus)
Photo by Jhoe Wongkar
This species is a master of disguise on the reef and can change it’s own color and pigmentation pattern to match its environment in just a few weeks. It can also eat prey equal to its own size – Yikes!
Shaggy Frogfish(Antennarius striatus)
Photo by Julia Sangi
The pink eye goby is the jewel of the reef even though it only reaches a maximum length of 2.5cm – it goes to show that size doesn’t matter and beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder!
Pinkeye Goby(Bryaninops natans)
Photo by Opo Sedang