Ghost Velvetfish (Cocotropus larvatus) / Lembeh Strait

The Ghost Velvetfish

On a Night Dive last week i stumbled over this very interesting fish: The Ghost Velvetfish (Cocotropus larvatus). As the name might suggest, the Ghost Velvetfish is a member of the family of Velvetfishes, which are closely related to the Scorpionfishes. But while we mostly see the Sulu Velvetfish (Paraploactis obbesi) and the Spinyskin Velvetfish…

Coleman's Melibe / Lembeh Strait

Melibe Madness in Lembeh

We are full on in the High Season at Lembeh Strait and Critters are all over the place. So it is pretty much good to shoot anything you like right now. Small Frogfish, rare Octopus, special shrimps … it’s all there. One of my personal favourites are weird nudibranchs. And amongst the weirdest of them are the Melibes. We…