Posts Tagged "Koh Phangan marine life"

Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on Moon Crab, Ashtoret lunaris

The Moon Crab is a type of swimmer crab, also adapted for digging in the sand. It differs from the family Portunidae in that all its back legs are...

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Box Crabs; Calappidae

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in | Comments Off on Box Crabs; Calappidae

Box Crabs are also known as shame-faced crabs due to their appearance with pincers retracted. They have specially adapted claws for feeding on sea snails. Underwater photo’s only from Koh Phangan dive...

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Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator

Posted by on Aug 30, 2019 in | Comments Off on Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator

In nearly 30 years of diving around Koh Phangan we had never seen an Emperor Angelfish! In July 2019 on a great dive trip to Samran Pinnacle we were able to take a couple of underwater...

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Pennaria disticha

Posted by on Jun 30, 2019 in | Comments Off on Pennaria disticha

Pennaria disticha is another colonial hydroid that you are unlikely to notice when diving or snorkelling here. They are most often found on piers and moorings around Koh...

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Gymnodoris species

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in | Comments Off on Gymnodoris species

This Gymnodoris species can be no more than 8mm long. It’s moving at great speed over an Avrainvillea green algae – around a sedentary Costasiella sap sucker. The active carnivore and the laid-back vegetarian – on a microscopic...

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