Jamaica Photo Gallery: Underwater

We had hoped to go diving twice during our stay, but the hurricane made that impossible. We got out only once, the day before the storm. We brought only one camera, so all the photos are Paul's. The juvenile lionfish, only about 2" long, is the first one we have seen in the Caribbean. As an invasive species, they are impossible to eradicate now.

hand-shaped sponge crinoid

Red-banded lobster, Justitia longimanus

spotted lobster

Caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus

rock lobster

Yellowline arrow crab, Stenorhynchus seticornis

arrow crab arrow crab

Pederson cleaner shrimp, Periclemenes pedersoni

Pedersen's shrimp

Sergeant major, Abudefduf saxatilis

sargeant major

Cushion sea star, Oreaster reticulatus


Sharknose goby, Elacatinus evelynae

neon goby

Cleaning goby, Elacatinus genie, on Puddingwife, Halichoeres radiatus

cleaning station

Barred hamlet, Hypoplectrus puella

barred hamlet

Sand diver, Synodus intermedius


Lionfish, Pterois volitans


Banded coral shrimp, Stenopus hispidus

coral shrimp

Yellow goatfish, Mulloidichthys martinicus

school of goatfish

Stoplight parrotfish (initial phase), Sparisoma viride


Trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus


Queen conch, Lobatus (Strombus) gigas


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