Tag: Marine Invertebrates

  • Racing stripe flatworm

    Racing Stripe Flatworm on colourful coral

    Racing stripe flatworm swims over Discosoma coral Location & date Chocolate Island, Malapascua, Philippines. 16th November 2014 Subject The racing stripe flatworm Pseudoceros bifurcusĀ is a ‘say what you see’ species. The distinctive white stripe with dark border easily identifies this species. This example has a cut, possibly a bite mark, on one side. This particular […]

  • Fluorescent coral polyps

    Fluorescent polyps of reef building coral

    Image under ultraviolet showing fluorescent coral polyps Location & date Wadi Lahami, Red Sea, Egypt: 23rdĀ June 2014 Subject Corals of the Pocillopora genus are some of the fastest growing on the coral reef, and are therefore an important part of the reef building process. They tend to be found in shallow water – this one […]

  • Double-spined or banded sea urchin

    Double-spined urchin

    The double-spined or banded sea-urchin Echinothrix calamaris   Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 14th November 2014 Subject A close-up of the banded (or double-spined) sea urchin Echinothrix calamaris showing the translucent anal papilla (which looks like a glitter ball). The banded spines can clearly be seen, as well as the five naked areas of test […]

  • Coral reef scene in the Philippines

    Soft coral with fish shoal in the background, Calanggaman

    Soft coral reef scene with shoal of fish in the background   Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 19th November 2014 Subject A fish-eye view of a coral reef in Calanggaman island near Malapascua, Philippines. The soft coral in the foreground is Dendronephthya sp. About this image Calanggaman island is how you would imagine a tropical […]