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Crambione mastigophora

Maas, 1903

Tine Kinn Kvamme There are two black and white fish swimming with this jellyfish. They might be damsels? I hope someone can help with the ID, please? Photo is from Koh Tao, Thailand. Crambione mastigophora jellyfish

Tine Kinn Kvamme It is the only photo I got, by the way..

Donna Lavoie Look like juvi grey angel fish to me.http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/CE/CE9B7342-A817-4BD5-92B9-B10C21771530/Presentation.Large/Juvenile-gray-angelfish-over-giant-star-coral.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.arkive.org/gray-angelfish/pomacanthus-arcuatus/image-G92253.html&h=433&w=650&sz=48&tbnid=cKBe4Cb4evpzQM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=132&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dpicture%2Bof%2Bjuvenile%2Batlantic%2Bangelfish%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=picture+of+juvenile+atlantic+angelfish&usg=__V0q_Mv7o40K8jdFGSaynIvb6Epc=&docid=Mj1sU_ti3ux64M&sa=X&ei=1A-pUciOF8jM0wHUvYCoBQ&ved=0CD8Q9QEwBQ&dur=3263

Tine Kinn Kvamme They have forked tail fin with dots...

Donna Lavoie Click on the Google link...

Tine Kinn Kvamme The angelfish has 3 yellow lines, the ones in my photo has 5 black lines. All help is good help :)

Cameron Easton Tine Kinn Kvamme They look to me like juvenile batfish, though cant pinpoint the species. So Platax sp. There's a web image of something very similar sheltering in a jellyfish ..... (if the link works!) http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=672&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=uCGpUd-tGaLS0QW58YH4DQ&q=juvenile+batfish+jellyfish+indo+pacific&oq=juvenile+batfish+jellyfish+indo+pacific&gs_l=img.3...41706.52652.0.53364.

Tine Kinn Kvamme Thank you Cameron Easton, I think you are right on the juvenile batfish. Two (Y) (Y) up to you!

Cameron Easton This was a slightly tough one! I was almost sure about the batfish shape, but was getting a bit frustrated when I stumbled on the image. Sometimes you get lucky!!

Tine Kinn Kvamme I would call you a good detective on this one. I've seen photos of batfish, but found nothing similar :-) I'm very happy for your help :-)

Cameron Easton :-)

Giorgio Cavallaro (Y)

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Tine Kinn Kvamme From Koh Tao, Thailand. Tozeuma tomentosum shrimp hiking on a Crambione mastigophora Jellyfish. I have only seen this type of shrimp once and would like to hear if anyone here knows more about it. Canon G12 in Canon WP-DC34 housing, f4, 1/400s, flash fired.

Antonello Porchedda (Y)

Richard Brooks good evidence!

Tine Kinn Kvamme I have yet to find any more information about this shrimp. I have not found more than one photo so far. (google) I know it is a relative of the Sawblade shrimp.

Richard Brooks very cool

Richard Brooks Commensal stuff is the bomb!

Tine Kinn Kvamme Ha ha Richard Brooks. I definitely find this one intriguing :)


Richard Brooks Imagine the odds of a larvae finding this jelly and developing in sanctuary ?

Tine Kinn Kvamme Exactly. Quite amazing. The funny thing about this is I dived with a Whale shark the whole dive and got this little treasure at my safety stop:-)

Richard Brooks there you go.

Message posted on UWphotographers on 31 May 2013
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Scyphozoa (Class)
      Discomedusae (Subclass)
        Rhizostomeae (Order)
          Daktyliophorae (Suborder)
            Catostylidae (Family)
              Crambione (Genus)
                Crambione mastigophora (Species)
Associated Species