Wakatobi,

 

South Sulawesi,

Indonesia.

Wakatobi is a small island chain off the southern coast of Sulawesi.  The area is famous not only for it’s deep, coral-covered walls and schooling reef fish, but also for its critters.  

Schooling fish under local jetty I

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Nudibranch, Chromodoris kuniei

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Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus

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Orang-utan Crab, Achaeus japonicus

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Ambon Shrimp, Thor amboinensis

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Pygmy cuttlefish, Sepia bandensis

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Cardinalfish Sp. with eggs

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Anemone Shrimp, Periclemines Sp.

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Schooling fish under local jetty II

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Blue Eyed Coral Crab, Cymo Sp.

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Spotfin Lionfish, Pterois antennata

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Ornate Ghostpipefish, Solenostomus paradoxus

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Leaf Scorpionfish, Taenianotus triacanthus

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Pipefish, Corythoicthys Sp.

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Pipefish, Corythoicthys Sp.

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Robust Ghostpipefish, Solonostomus cyanopterus

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Barred-fin Moray, Gymnothorax zonipectis

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Ringed Pipefish with eggs, Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus

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Razorfish, Aeoliscus strigatus

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Ringed Pipefish with eggs, Dunckerocampus dactyliophorus

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Five-lined Cardinalfish with eggs, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

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Five-lined Cardinalfish with eggs, Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus

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Bristle-tailed Filefish, Acreichthys tomentosis

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Sun Coral, Tubastrea Sp.

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Clarks Anemonefish with eggs, Amphiprion clarkii

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Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus scyllarus

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Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, Plectorhinchus chaetodon

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Urchin Clingfish, Diademichthys lineatus

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Nudibranch mating, Jorunna funebris

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Papuan Scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis papuensis

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Spotted Porcelain Crab, Neopetrolisthes maculatus

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Banded Sea Snake, Laticauda colubrina

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