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Eurypegasus draconis

(Linnaeus, 1766)

Daniel Strub Eurypegasus draconis, Dauin, Philippines, Canon 7D, Nauticam housing, 60 mm macro, f16, 1/50, iso 125, single strobe

Ron Silver sea moth - nice!

Daniel Strub Thanx Ron :-)

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp Great

Message posted on UWphotographers on 13 Jun 2013
Elly Jeurissen Dragon Sea Moth (Eurypegasus Draconis) @ Malapascua, Philippines Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 UW-housing; F6,3; 1/500; ISO 80 Single strobe, Sea & Sea YS-01

Elly Jeurissen I wish I was datuk Baie, but no, we are back in The Netherlands again.... :-)

Elly Jeurissen Grin - grin - grin......

Elly Jeurissen Video is maybe even better Baie because these fish are not that co-operative. Always wriggling and showing their tails....

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp (y)

Suzan Meldonian great shot Elly Jeurissen

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Giorgio and Suzan :-)

Steve Rosenberg Very nice. It is difficult to separate these little guys from the background!

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Steve. It was quite a challenge, that's true... :-)

Jack de Vries Nice Elly Jeurissen =D

Elly Jeurissen Thanks Jack :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 15 May 2013
Daniel Strub Eurypegasus Draconis, Pura Vida, Dauin, Negros :-D

Message posted on UWphotographers on 24 Oct 2012
Jonathan Beefshark Sala Sea Moon

Ilan Ben Tov Excellent capture, usually they are very timid.

Ron Silver Sea Moth, Eurypegasus draconis

Message posted on Scubashooters.net on 05 Jul 2013
Francesco Caratelli Pesce pegaso - Daab (Egitto)

Ron Silver Dragon Sea Moth, Eurypegasus draconis

Message posted on UWphotographers on 07 Oct 2013
Manfred Mitter Does anybody know what that is? http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/53767_522528914455804_1794676165_o.jpg

Elly Jeurissen It looks like a Little Dragonfish or Short Dragonfish, also known as the Pegasus Sea Moth (Eurypegasus Draconis), but I'm not 100% sure :-)

Manfred Mitter yes, you are right. I got this information in an other group as well

Manfred Mitter i see, i have also taken a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQXyDC0FMLs&list=UUdtI4ON4o4lj53NtlpV2bVg&index=2

Message posted on UW photo - Fotosub on 19 Mar 2013
Nautica Bali DiveCenter Wish it clear.,, ID please...

Harald Fauske Looks like a seamoth

Nautica Bali DiveCenter Thank you vey much Harald Fauske

Elly Jeurissen It is a Pegasus Sea Moth (Eurypegasus Draconis) :-)

Message posted on UWphotographers on 18 May 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Chordata (Phylum)
    Vertebrata (Subphylum)
      Gnathostomata (Superclass)
        Pisces (Superclass)
          Actinopterygii (Class)
            Gasterosteiformes (Order)
              Pegasidae (Family)
                Eurypegasus (Genus)
                  Eurypegasus draconis (Species)
Associated Species