Photos / Sounds

19375600304 57745982e2 s

What

Fire Dartfish Nemateleotris magnifica

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:33 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Nemateleotris magnifica
ハタタテハゼ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18238901774 2bc855c6b0 s

What

Ringeye Dwarfgoby Trimma benjamini

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 01:03 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Trimma benjamini
メガネベニハゼ

Big Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ビッグドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Bigeye Barracuda Sphyraena forsteri

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:30 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Sphyraena forsteri
オオメカマス

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow and Blue Seaperch Lutjanus kasmira

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:29 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Lutjanus kasmira
ヨスジフエダイ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18179489184 137f1f3c36 s

What

Order Polycladida

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 12:52 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Polycladida?
ヒラムシの一種?

Big Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ビッグドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18775433326 da93f819e4 s

What

Yaeyama blenny Ecsenius yaeyamaensis

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 03:28 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Yaeyama Blenny
Ecsenius yaeyamaensis
イシガキカエルウオ

Short Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ショートドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Titan Triggerfish Balistoides viridescens

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:34 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Titan triggerfish
Balistoides viridescens
ゴマモンガラ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18147564714 7c91fd1c97 s

What

Staghorn Damsel Amblyglyphidodon curacao

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:53 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Amblyglyphidodon curacao
クラカオスズメダイ

(In background)
Iridescent Scallop
Pedum spondyloideum

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーディナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Humphead Wrasse Cheilinus undulatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:05 PM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Humphead wrasse
Cheilinus undulatus
メガネモチノウオ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18743503186 f841edb481 s

What

Bicolor Parrotfish Cetoscarus ocellatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:18 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Cetoscarus bicolor
イロブダイ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Mandarinfish Synchiropus splendidus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 12:43 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Mandarinfish
Synchiropus splendidus
ニシキテグリ

Outside Chandelier Cave, Koror, Palau
シャンデリアケーブ前、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18582979769 8fec97a619 s

What

Lagoon Triggerfish Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 12:02 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Rhinecanthus aculeatus
ムラサメモンガラ

Outside Chandelier Cave, Koror, Palau
シャンデリアケーブ前、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Japanese Devil Ray Mobula japanica

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:12 AM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw a group of three spinetail mobula gliding gracefully near the surface.

Mobula japanica
タイワンイトマキエイ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18768809265 6185d6a289 s

What

Red Lionfish Pterois volitans

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Pterois volitans
ハナミノカサゴ

New Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18147823683 7f24866a12 s

What

Pink Anemonefish Amphiprion perideraion

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:22 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Pink anemonefish
Amphiprion perideraion
ハナビラクマノミ

New Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18580308158 6ac4e57f81 s

What

Redtoothed Triggerfish Odonus niger

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 02:58 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Odonus niger
アカモンガラ

One of the thousands of redtoothed triggerfish that can be seen at Blue Corner.

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18767853425 d5ba787fc7 s

What

Lei Triggerfish Sufflamen bursa

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:17 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Sufflamen bursa
ムスメハギ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18581507309 28c5fe7694 s

What

Two-spot Red Snapper Lutjanus bohar

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:22 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Lutjanus bohar
ハラフエダイ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18765591975 8a6ebbcff3 s

What

Christmas Tree Worms Genus Spirobranchus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 03:15 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Genus: Spirobranchus
Possibly Spirobranchus corniculatus

Short Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ショートドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18759766092 9c74783089 s

What

Bush Coral Seriatopora hystrix

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 9, 2015 08:46 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

トゲサンゴ
Seriatopora hystrix

German Channel, Koror, Palau
ジャーマンチャネル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18759766092 9c74783089 s

What

Threespot Damselfish Dascyllus trimaculatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 9, 2015 08:46 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Dascyllus trimaculatus
ミツボシクロスズメダイ

German Channel, Koror, Palau
ジャーマンチャネル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18759113852 528bbecfb1 s

What

Girdled Cardinalfish Archamia zosterophora

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 12:22 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Archamia zosterophora
クロオビアトヒキテンジクダイ

Outside Chandelier Cave, Koror, Palau
シャンデリアケーブ前、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18576861839 9f15813d83 s

What

Signal goby Signigobius biocellatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:05 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Signigobius biocellatus
カニハゼ

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーディナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pinktail Triggerfish Melichthys vidua

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:33 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Pinktail triggerfish
Melichthys vidua
クロモンガラ

Photos / Sounds

18764670551 ba382b3b29 s

What

Orange-spotted Pipefish Corythoichthys ocellatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:13 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Corythoichthys ocellatus

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーディナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18140568483 b1bb0a22cf s

What

Pacific Trumpetfish Aulostomus chinensis

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 12:54 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Aulostomus chinensis
ヘラヤガラ
Big Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ビッグドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18573631759 c927b6ebf0 s

What

Black-saddled Toby Canthigaster valentini

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 03:19 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Canthigaster valentini
シマキンチャクフグ

Short Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ショートドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Brown-marbled Grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:27 PM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Epinephelus fuscoguttatus
アカマダラハタ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pyramid Butterflyfish Hemitaurichthys polylepis

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 02:58 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Blurry but identifiable shot of a pyramid butterflyfish.

Pyramid butterflyfish
Hemitaurichthys polylepis
カスミチョウチョウウオ

Photos / Sounds

18488369160 bdbe50eb95 s

What

Mimic Surgeonfish Acanthurus pyroferus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 03:28 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Mimic surgeonfish getting groomed at a cleaning station.

Acanthurus pyroferus
クログチニザ

Short Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ショートドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Yellowtail fusilier Caesio cuning

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 03:25 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Caesio cuning
ユメウメイロ

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Checkerboard Wrasse Halichoeres hortulanus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 6, 2015 12:43 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Halichoeres hortulanus
トカラベラ

A checkerboard wrasse getting groomed at a cleaning station.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Canary Wrasse Halichoeres chrysus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:24 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

I believe this might be a juvenile canary wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus). It was moving extremely fast but was electrically brilliant and small. The spots seem to match perfectly, but I can't remember my orientation in taking this picture. I think the fish might appear upside down from this angle.

コガネキュウセン

Photos / Sounds

What

Crescent-tail Bigeye Priacanthus hamrur

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 9, 2015 08:52 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Priacanthus hamrur
ホウセキキントキ

These fish can change their color dramatically from red to silvery white in just a few seconds.

German Channel, Koror, Palau
ジャーマンチャネル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Chilean Devil Ray Mobula tarapacana

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 9, 2015 09:07 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

According to my guide, this species is not very commonly seen while diving in Palau. It was the first time he had seen Chilean Devil Rays after diving here for several years. The pair appeared quickly and moved with much excitement, displaying what looked to be mating behaviors, and I believe this picture shows a male courting a female. This all happened right before our safety stop on my last dive on this trip to Palau. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to observe these amazing creatures in the wild.

Mobula tarapacana
ヒメイトマキエイ

German Channel, Koror, Palau
ジャーマンチャネル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

17975485584 c89c33795e s

What

Girdled Cardinalfish Archamia zosterophora

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:53 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Archamia zosterophora
クロオビアトヒキテンジクダイ

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーディナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18376142440 832d0c680d s

What

Narrow-barred Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus commerson

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 9, 2015 06:45 AM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Scomberomorus commerson
ヨコシマサワラ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18377503189 5ef18c32e3 s

What

Midnight Snapper Macolor macularis

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:35 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Macolor macularis
ホホスジタルミ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18377227719 decdc8eb67 s

What

Green Humphead Parrotfish Bolbometopon muricatum

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:30 AM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Bolbometopon muricatum
カンムリブダイ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:28 AM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Chelonia mydas
アオウミガメ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18375177818 d37891c97f s

What

Giant Trevally Caranx ignobilis

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 02:56 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Caranx ignobilis
ロウニンアジ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18536405166 a42af32684 s

What

Humpback Snapper Lutjanus gibbus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:29 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Lutjanus gibbus
ヒメフエダイ

New Drop-Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18376539859 953361e1fc s

What

Humpback Snapper Lutjanus gibbus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:27 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Lutjanus gibbus
ヒメフエダイ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18374975370 e93aa908dc s

What

Spotted Garden Eel Heteroconger hassi

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 03:16 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Heteroconger hassi
チンアナゴ

Blue Corner, Koror, Palau
ブルーコーナー、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18374708568 0b4742928c s

What

Longjaw Squirrelfish Sargocentron spiniferum

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 01:29 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Sargocentron spiniferum
トガリエビス

Big Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ビッグドロップオフ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18535537552 a9d7bae9a7 s

What

Yellow Watchman Goby Cryptocentrus cinctus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:37 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Cryptocentrus cinctus
ギンガハゼ

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーディナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18499778746 da5c304656 s

What

Coral Cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 12:17 PM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Sphaeramia nematoptera
マンジュウイシモチ

Outside of Chandelier Cave, Koror, Palau
シャンデリアケーブ前、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18514126495 0a9e12e085 s

What

Humbug Dascyllus Dascyllus aruanus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 7, 2015 10:50 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Dascyllus aruanus
ミスジリュウキュウスズメダイ

St. Cardinal, Koror, Palau
セントカーデイナル、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Peacock Flounder Bothus mancus

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:29 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Bothus mancus
モンダルマガレイ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップ、コロール、パラオ

Photos / Sounds

18325464730 c190d54b96 s

What

Whitecheek Surgeonfish Acanthurus nigricans

Observer

sudachi

Date

May 8, 2015 11:35 AM JST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Acanthurus nigricans
メガネクロハギ

New Drop Off, Koror, Palau
ニュードロップオフ、コロール、パラオ