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  • Richelieu Rock, Mu Koh Surin Marine National Park
    Richelieu Rock, Mu Koh Surin Marine...
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  • A pair of Harlequin or Ornate ghost pipefish
    A pair of Harlequin or Ornate ghost...
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  • Red saddle-back anemonefish (Amphiprion ephippium)
    Red saddle-back anemonefish (Amphiprion...
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    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As mentioned, the marine lifes here are very rich and you will be amazed by the great variety of fishes. Below are some of my dive sightings:

    a. We were greeted by school of Blackfin or Chevron barracudas (Sphyraena qenie) the moment we made our descend. Distinct by approximately 20 vertical dark bands and black margin of caudal fins.

    b. Pickhandle barracudas (Sphyraena jello) are shy diurnal (active by day) species in small schools.

    c. Bigeye snappers (Lutjanus lutjanus). There are similar species in the family, all of which have deeper bodies and smaller eyes.

    d. Harlequin or Ornate ghost pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) is almost invisible due to its perfect camouflage.

    e. Tigertail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) lives in habitats rich in soft corals, sponges and Caulerpa algae.

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    Blackfin or Chevron barracudas (Sphyraena qenie) Pickhandle barracudas (Sphyraena jello) Bigeye snappers (Lutjanus lutjanus) Harlequin or Ornate ghost pipefish Tigertail seahorse (Hippocampus comes)
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    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As mentioned, the marine lifes here are very rich and you will be amazed by the great variety of fishes. Below were some of my dive sightings:

    a. A pair of Red firefish (Pterois volitans). They possess venomous spines and a sting produces extreme pain, followed by numbness.

    b. Bearded scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus).

    c. Reef octopus (Octopus cyanea).

    d. Unidentified hermit crab.

    e. Zebra lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra). Males are aggresive & maintain territories to where they attract females.

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    A pair of Red firefish (Pterois volitans) Bearded scorpionfish (Scorpaenopsis barbatus) Reef octopus (Octopus cyanea) Unidentified hermit crab Zebra lionfish (Dendrochirus zebra)
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    by kelnsha Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    As mentioned, the marine lifes here are very rich and you will be amazed by the great variety of fishes. Below were some of my dive sightings:

    a. Frimbriated moray eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) seems to like steep sand slopes with isolated outcrops of reef patches & sponges.

    b. Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus).

    c. Varicose wart slug (Phyllidia varicosa).

    d. Unidentified Jellyfish.

    e. Unidentified pipefish.

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    Frimbriated moray eel (Gymnothorax fimbriatus) Cuttlefish (Sepia latimanus) Varicose wart slug (Phyllidia varicosa) Unidentified Jellyfish Unidentified pipefish
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    • Beaches
    • Water Sports
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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