A rare find in Lembeh, our diveguide Oksin has only seen this Slender Pegasus Seamonth (Pegasus Volitans) once before in his years of diving the strait.
Unlike the short bodied Dragon Pegasus Sea Moth normally found in Lembeh, the Slender Sea Moth -like its name, has a thin slender body, longer snout and longer tail.
Closer inspection shows pretty blue and orange markings on the top of the body and around the eyes of this juvenile.
However, just as annoying as its close relative – the seahorses, this little juvenile about 3cm inch long, is camera shy and uncooperative when photographed. Out of the 5 shots i took, this is the only salvageable! Here’s hoping to see more of them around Lembeh..