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Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Brown Grass Shrimp

Zanzibar Whip Coral

Shrimp (maybe 3/8 inch)

Cryptic Sponge Shrimp.

Less than 1/4inch

Cryptic Sponge Shrimp

Tiger Shrimp

Tiger Shrimp

Egg Shell Shrimp

Egg Shell Shrimp

Donald Duck Shrimp

Donald Duck Shrimp

Donald Duck Shrimp

Emperor Shrimps on Sea

Cucumber (female is the

larger one)

Peacock Shrimp

Peacock Shrimp

Magnificent Anemone

Shrimp cleaning Snake

Eel. Many shrimps act as

cleaners of dead scales

or parasites on other


Transparent Shrimp

Whitespot Hermit Crab

Xenia Swimming Crab.

1/2inch lives in Xenia soft


Xenia Swimming Crab

Tiny Porcelain Crabs,

under 1/4inch. The little

"feathers" act like nets,

sweeping the water for


Spotted Porcelain Crab

Orangutang Crab.

Covered in algae

Mosiac Boxer Crab.

Holding little anemones

in its claws. It uses these

to capture food. The crab

is under 3/4inch across

Urchin Swimming Crab

on Radiant Sea Urchin

Urchin Swimming Crab

Zebra Crabs on Radiant

Sea Urchin

Zebra Crabs on Cake

Urchin. The one on the

left is female and is

carrying pink eggs on her


Female Zebra Crab

Elegant Crinoid Squat

Lobster. 1/2inch. Lives in

crinoids and takes on the

same coloration

Spider Squat Lobster,


Hairy Squat Lobster, lives

on Barrel Sponges

Hairy Squat Lobsters


Nudibranchs. Nudibranch

means "naked gill" and

you can see the feathery

gills at the back

Chromodoris Nudibranch



Diana's Chromodoris


Anna's Chromodoris


T Bar Nudibranch. This

one has a hitchhiker

T Bar Nudibranch. This

one has a hitchhiker--tiny

1/4inch Emperor shrimp

living on it

Closer view of the

Emperor shrimp

Blue Dragon Nudibranch

Blue Dragon Nudibranch



Nudibranch. Feeds on

Xenia soft coral but also

uses sunlight to

photosynthesize the

brown algae that's

coloring the body as a

food source.

Phyllodesmiums are

known as "the solar

powered nudibranch".

Flabellina Nudibranch

Red Spot Glossodoris


Girdled Glossodoris


Brown Margin

Glossodoris Nudibranch

Grape Doto Nudibranch.

Feeding on stinging

hydroids. It absorbs the

toxins which act as

repellent to possible

predators, Tiny, less than


Loch's Chromodoris


Nembrotha Nudibranch

Nembrotha Nudibranch

Red Lined Jurunna

Nudibranch. Big, four


Precious Chromodoris


Nembrotha Nudibranch

Nembrotha Nudibranch

Candy Halgerda


Not a nudibranch, a

Benthic Ctenophore,

member of the comb jelly

family. These have long

filament like "fishing"

tentacles they use to

capture prey

Bobbit Worm.

Carnivorous, live in

burrows and hunt fish at

night. This one is about

the diameter of a garden

hose, could be 3feet long

under the sand

Bobbit Worm, grasping

pincers. "Alien"


Bobbit Worm, the feeding

end. They are

astonishingly fast, can

grab a fish and pull it

down into the sand in

less than a second

Pharaoh Cuttlefish.

Broadclub Cuttlefish.

Big, 18inches

Flamboyant Cuttlefish

Crinoid Cuttlefish. Less

than 2inches

Crinoid Cuttlefish

Bobtail Squid. Size of a


Bobtail Squid. It's

burying itself in the sand

Common Octopus

Common Octopus

Longarm Octopus

Longarm Octopus.

Standing up and taking a

look around

Longarm Octopus

Mimic Octopus

Mimic Octopus

Veined Octopus. Also

known as Coconut

Octopus as larger ones

will pull coconut halves

together as shelter

Coconut Octopus, small,

using shells to make its

little home

Larger Coconut Octopus

out in the sand

Larger Coconut Octopus

out in the sand in the last

picture--but resourceful!

No big shells, no


PROBLEM.  A discarded

plastic cup works just


Blue Ring Octopus, night

time coloration. A "Holy

Grail" species for


Blue Ring Octopus.

Small, about 4inches but

has dangerous

venomous bite

Blue Ring Octopus. Bite

can cause death by

Tetrodotoxin poison that

paralyzes the respiratory


Blue Ring Octopus

Blue Ring Octopus

Poison Ocellated

Octopus. Close relative

of the Blue Ring, also

with poisonous bite

Poison Ocellated

Octopus. Small, 4inches

Poison Ocellated


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It's not just the fish in the Lembeh Strait, the  invertebrate life is also stunning. We

added new octopi on this trip, including the elusive Blue Ring and close relative, the

Poison Ocellated. Many new tiny shrimp and finally, some cooperative squid on a

night dive that came close and posed. As always, the extra sharp eyes of the

Kungkungan Bay Resort dive guides seek and find the invisible!