Other than the numerous swimming crab of various sizes, the Spotted moon crabs (Ashtoret lunaris) were also rather active today. Great match for the full moon in the sky. The moon crabs move quickly in the shallow water and they burrow in the sand very quickly. It was difficult to get one that stays still for a long time for you.
|Spotted moon crab|
|Striped hermit crab|
There was a live Giant top shell snail (Trochus niloticus).
|Underside of shell|
|Closeup of the snail|
In the trip, I save a stranded juvenile Carpet eel-blenny (Congrogadus subducens) which probably skipped onto dry sand while wriggling around in a rather shallow pool. I gave it a push to help it get back into the shallow pool.
|Lined cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus sp.)|
|False scorpionfish (Centrogenys vaigiensis)|
|White-spotted rabbitfish (Siganus canaliculatus)|
|Black eeltail catfish (Plotosus canius)|
Oh... I spotted a pair of Lined chromodoris nudibranch (Chromodoris lineolata), the only nudibranch we saw in this trip. The nudibranch is rather small and I would have miss this if I had not looked closer. I probably missed many other nudibranchs on the shore.
|Two of them!|
|Beautiful feathery gills|
|Tape seagrass cropped short|
|Patches with longer grass blades|
|More Tape seagrass|
Look! Some one lost one side of the scuba fins.
|Yet to be identified bird|
|Peafowl and her chick|
Read about what interesting animals the other team saw at a dual Terumbus trip in Ria's blog.