Philippines Photo Gallery: Puerto Galera other dive sites

We took an underwater photography trip to the Philippines in December 2016.

Fish:

Leaf scorpionfish, Taenianotus triacanthus

leaf scorpionfish

razorfish, Aeoliscus strigatus

shrimpfish

Shrimp goby

gobies

black-blotched porcupinefish, Diodon liturosus

balloonfish

puffers:

starry puffer, Arothron stellatus

puffer

blue-spotted puffer, Arothron caeruleopunctatus

puffer

star puffer, Arothron stellatus

puffer

leopard flounder, Bothus pantherinus

flounder

Lionfish

Pterois volitans

lionfish

Longhorn lionfish, Pterois radiata

lionfish

Zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra

lionfish

clownfish

bridled anemonefish, Amphiprion frenatus

clownfish clownfish

sebae anemonefish, Amphiprion sebae

saddle anemonefish

longhorn cowfish, Lactoria conuta

cowfish

ocean catfish, Plotsus lineatus

ocean catfish

scorpionfish, Scorpaenopsis papuensis

scorpionfish

pipefish, cf Corythoichthys sp.

pipefish

ribbon sweetlips, Plectorhinchus polytaenia

sweetlips

blacklip butterflyfish, Chaetodon kleinii

butterflyfish

dash-dot goatfish, Parupeneus barberinus

goatfish

manybar goatfish, Parupeneus multifasciatus and goldsaddle goatfish, Parupeneus cyclostomus

goatfish

moray eel, Gymnothorax sp.

moray eel

sand perch, Parapercis sp.

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yellowbar jawfish, Opistognathus sp.

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Vanikor sweeper, Pempheris vanicolensis

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jawfish, Opistognathus sp.

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black-finned snake eel, Ophichtus melanochir

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rocket, Calloplesiops altivelis

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yellowtail sandperch, Parapercis sp.

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cf Dascyllus trimaculatus

damselfish

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spotted soapfish, Pogonoperca punctata

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Sea snakes and sea kraits:

Sea snake, Laticauda semifasciata

divers and sea snake sea snake sea snake sea snake sea snake surfacing to breathe

Yellow-lipped sea krait, Laticauda colubrina

sea krait sea krait sea krait

Hawksbill sea turtles, Eretomochelys imbrica squamata

hawksbill turtle hawksbill turtle

Sea cucumbers:

Graeff's sea cucumber, Bonadschia graefei

sea cucumber

Alabaster sea cucumber, Opheodesoma sp.

sea cucumbers sea cucumber

Marbled sea cucumber, Bohadschia sp.

sea cucumber

Holothuria fuscopunctata

sea cucumber

Stichopus horrens

sea cucumber

Synapta maculata

sea cucumber

Euapta sp.

sea cucumber

Nudibranchs:

Chromodoris annae

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Chromodoris magnifica

Flabellina

Phyllidiella pustulosa

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Nembrotha chamberlaini

Nembrotha

Pteraeolidia ianthina

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Chromodoris dianae

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Chromodoris strigata

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Tambja morosa

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Worms:

Christmas-tree worms, Spirobranchus giganteus

Christmas-tree worm Christmas-tree worms

Flatworms:

acoel turbellarian flatworms, cf. Waminoa sp.

flatworms

cf Callioplana sp.

flatworm

Fan worms, Sabellastarte helica

worms worm worm worm

Anemones:

Tube aneomones:

tube anemone cerianthid cerianthid tube anemone

Anemones:

Pimply sea anemone, Actinodiscus sp.

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Actinostephanus cf. haeckeli

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anemone anemone anemone club anemone anemone anemone ? club anemone anemone anemone carpet anemone anemone anemone carpet anemone anemone anemone tiny anemone

Sea urchins:

cf Astropyga sp.

urchins

Asthenosoma ijimai

urchin

Salmacis sp.

urchin

Sea stars:

Blue linckia, Linckia laevigata

sea star sea star

chocoloate chip (nodular) sea star, Nidorella armata

chocolate chip sea star chocolate chip sea star chocolate chip sea star chocolate chip sea stars chocolate chip sea stars chocolate chip sea stars

Cushion star, Culcita nouvaeguineae

cushion star

Peppermint sea star, Fromia monilis

sea star

Linckia laevigata

sea star sea star

warty sea star, Echinaster callosus

sea star

sea star

Choriaster granulatus

sea star

Crinoids:

There are many species: Comanthus sp., Cenometra sp., Himerometra sp., Colometra sp., Lampometra sp.

crinoid crinoid detail crinoid crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoids crinoid sea star and crinoid crinoids crinoids crinoid crinoids on sea fan crinoid

Sponges:

sponge sponges sponge sponges sponge and lionfish sponge and diver sponge sponge and anemone sponges sponge sponge sponge sponge and Paul sponge sponge sponge and crinoids

Corals:

Gorgonian fan coral, Subergorgia mollis

sea fan

Green tree coral, Dendrophyllia sp.

tree coral

Elephant's ear coral, Sarcophyton sp.

leather corals

Daisy boulder coral, Goniopora cf. djiboutiensis

coral head

Acropora cf. hyacinthus

plate coral

coral coral soft coral coral scene soft coral and brain coral brain coral coral head lettuce coral staghorn coral coral head coral head soft corals leather coral plate coral coral coral

Porcelain crab, Neopetrolisthis oshimai

porcelain crab

Colonial sea pen, Pteroeides sp.

sea pen

Venus comb murex, Murex sp.

murex

Peacock mantis shrimp, Odontodactylus syllarus

peacock mantis shrimp

commensal shrimp, Vir philippinensis

shrimp

hinge-beaked shrimp, Rhynchocinetes durbanensis

shrimps

Achaeus japonicus

squat lobster


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