Manado trip was great, with tonnes of exotic critters.. including mimic octopus! *BIG FAT GRIN*. THEN when I showed my pix to colleague M, she commented that many of these critters can be seen in Singapore. !!! I knew we had an amazing variety of nudibranchs but, Singaporean dragonets and Singaporean bobtail squid? COOLIO! and I thought the only similarity between Lembeh and Singapore was the muck.
Gorgeous dragonet from Koksheng's blog.
and other dragonets found in Changi, Cyrene and Semakau here.
Boxcrab (from Lembeh). Was so excited to see it.
and we have it on mainland Singapore!
for the Singaporean longspine.. click here
Seamoth!!! (from Lembeh)
seasonally abundant on Chek Jawa!
from Hantu blog 2004
Pipefish from the Tide Chaser Blog
Was looking for the new species found by Blue Tempeh in 2006,
but sadly, the photo is no longer online.