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Paratrechina longicornis

Observer

stho002

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

Ngeruings, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Received from S. Boudjelas.

Identification: Paratrechina longicornis (Latreille, 1802) (worker)

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Genus Solenopsis

Observer

stho002

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

Kayangel, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Received from S. Boudjelas.

Identification: Solenopsis sp. (major worker), probably Solenopsis geminata (Fabricius, 1804)

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Odontomachus simillimus

Observer

stho002

Date

September 12, 2014

Place

Kayangel, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Received from S. Boudjelas.

Identification: Odontomachus simillimus Smith, 1858 (Worker)

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Cheilinus undulatus

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

July 2, 1992

Place

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Description

I observed the big Humphead Wrasse, Cheilinus undulatus, while diving in beautiful Palau, on a diving field trip after the 7th International Coral Reef Symposium, Guam, Jun 1992.

I did not take a photograph of it, although it is a well-known and easily recognizable species. I was lucky enough to have seen the species also in Okinawa a few times in the early 1990's.

This species is the largest in the family Labridae (wrasses), and can reach about 2 m (over 6 ft) in length. The one I observed in Palau was probably about 1.5 m, quite a big fish to see up-close. The ones I saw in Okinawa were smaller, but still large.

It is also known as Napoleon Wrasse, because of its prominent bump on top of the head that grows with age.

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Family Nephtheidae

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

August 5, 1992

Place

Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Close-up of the beautiful carnation soft coral, probably in the family Nephtheidae, observed during a night dive in Palau, summer of 1992.

This photo was taken with a Nikonos V camera with 80 mm lens a close-up kit frame, so the photo shows about 80 mm of field of view (width).

The watermark on the photo was when I uploaded this photo to the now defunct LighBox website. I don't remember the exact date of the observation.

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Tubastrea coccinea Tubastraea coccinea

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

August 5, 1992

Place

Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

The beautiful and photogenic Orange Cup Coral, Tubastrea coccinea. It was observed during a dive in Palau in the summer of 1992.

It is native to the Indo-Pacific region but it has become an invasive species in the Atlantic, where it competes for space and food (plankton) with native corals.

The watermark on the photo refers to the date I posted the photo at the now defunct website LightBox, not the actual observation. I do not remember the exact date and place of the observation, sorry.

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Theretra nessus

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 10:29 AM EST

Place

Airai, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

The last of my Palau pictures.

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Reef Manta Ray Manta alfredi

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 10:01 AM EST

Place

Peleliu, Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

View from helicopter tour.

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Blacktip Reef Shark Carcharhinus melanopterus

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 10:00 AM EST

Place

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Description

View from helicopter tour.

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:41 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:41 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:40 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:39 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:38 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Order Lepidoptera

Observer

maractwin

Date

March 1, 2014 06:36 AM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Chevron Butterflyfish Chaetodon trifascialis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:57 PM EST

Place

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Description

Juvenile

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Blackbar Damsel Plectroglyphidodon dickii

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:54 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Sixbar Wrasse Thalassoma hardwicke

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:51 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Thysanozoon nigropapillosum

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:50 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Yellowback Butterflyfish Chaetodon mertensii

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:45 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Yaeyama blenny Ecsenius yaeyamaensis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:44 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Genus Meiacanthus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:44 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Halichoeres prosopeion

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:42 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Redmarbled lizardfish Synodus rubromarmoratus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:40 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Barramundi Cod Cromileptes altivelis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:39 PM EST

Place

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Istigobius rigilius

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:38 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Redspot Wrasse Pseudocoris yamashiroi

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:36 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Thysanozoon nigropapillosum

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:33 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Orange-dashed Goby Valenciennea puellaris

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:33 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Garden Eel Heteroconger hassi

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:30 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

This was the one dark eel in a large colony of Spotted Garden Eels. I assume it is a melanistic individual, since there aren't any dark garden eel species that I'm aware of.

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Goram dragonet (Diplogrammus goramensis) Diplogrammus goramensis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:30 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Goram Dragonet Diplogrammus goramensis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:29 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Banded Coral Shrimp Stenopus hispidus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:28 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Gobies Family Gobiidae

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:28 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Reticulated Dascyllus Dascyllus reticulatus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:27 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Threespot Damselfish Dascyllus trimaculatus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:27 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Yellowstriped Cardinalfish Apogon cyanosoma

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:26 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Clearfin lizardfish Synodus dermatogenys

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:22 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Garden Eel Heteroconger hassi

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:20 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Bluestriped Fangblenny Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:14 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Signalfin Goby Fusigobius signipinnis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:09 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Peacock Razorfish Iniistius pavo

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:07 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Juvenile

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Longnose Filefish Oxymonacanthus longirostris

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:04 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Meyer's Butterflyfish Chaetodon meyeri

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 05:04 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

Description

Juvenile

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Redshoulder Wrasse Stethojulis bandanensis

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:54 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Blackbar Damsel Plectroglyphidodon dickii

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:50 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Spotted Coral Grouper Plectropomus maculatus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:49 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Squaretail Coral Grouper Plectropomus areolatus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:49 PM EST

Place

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Pseudochromis polynemus Manonichthys polynemus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:44 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)

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Blue-eye Damselfish Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus

Observer

maractwin

Date

February 28, 2014 02:37 PM EST

Place

Koror, Palau (Google, OSM)