Longnose butterflyfishForcipiger flavissimus
The longnose butterflyfish is easily recognised by its yellow body and black and white head, but its most remarkable feature is its long snout.
It uses this long snout to probe crevasses for food particles and prey, and to bite the tube feet off of sea urchins and other echinoderms.
The longnose butterflyfish is the most widespread species of butterflyfish. It lives in pairs along rocky shores and reefs along the southern African coast. It is a common visitor to deep reefs throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
This small cryptic-looking "decorator crab" appears to have mastered the art of disguise by attaching various anemones and coral polyps to its exoskeleton. A slow mover, even when approached, it seems to have complete confidence in its ability to remain inconspicuous. The alternate black and white bands on its legs distinguish this decorator crab from other similar species.
Cometfish have large eyes, a large mouth, and elongated pelvic fins. The nocturnal large-finned cometfish originate in holes and under overhangs. When it is afraid, it hides in the holes, letting its tail protrude, which then looks like the head of a moray eel (Gymnothorax meleagris). 13 to 25 cm. Feeds on small crustaceans and fish.
La seiche flamboyante est une espèce de seiche des eaux tropicales Indo-Pacifique au large de l'Australie du Nord, le sud de la Nouvelle-Guinée, ainsi que de nombreuses îles des Philippines, l'Indonésie et la Malaisie. Cette espèce de seiche est toxique. Les tissus musculaires de la seiche flamboyante sont hautement toxiques, ce qui en fait le troisième céphalopode toxique et l'unique seiche toxique. Les recherches ont montré que sa toxine est aussi meurtrière que celle des pieuvres à anneaux bleus.
The antennariidae are commonly called frogfishes. The unusual aspect of the frogfish is designed to hide against predators and also from the eyes of its prey. Their dress can change color and texture, and thus their unstructured form, color and texture of their skin are used to disguise. Some resemble a stone or coral while others mimic sponges or ascidians: Light colors are generally yellow or tan, while the darkest are green, black or dark red. The color change may last from several days to several weeks. We don't known what triggers this change.