Local Specimens

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  1. SteveZi

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    Here are some pics of locally sourced critters if someone would like to try their hand at IDing[​IMG]
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    "locally sourced" or "locally caught"? Define "sourced".
     
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    hi Richard,

    Collected from the ocean.
     
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    It's illegal to collect local Hard corals, I believe...
     
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    by yourself?
     
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    hard coral illegal
    red crab looks like a baby of the edible type
     
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    yes, I don't have a reef aquarium - I take photographs and then return it to the water. Maybe collect was not the right word - let's use 'sourced' again :)

    but (hint) - this is not a hard coral.
     
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    The second pic looks a bit like a local sponge (which you cannot ID from pics) though the pic has been taken in an aquarium (note the background lighting) which seems to blow your "photograph and release" attitude a bit out of the water..... I smell a rat.
     
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    In which part of the world is De Duin
     
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    Isn't that Parow, Cape town? i.e. Jack Parow the SA Eminem?
     
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    Nice specimens.That fish looks awesome.
     
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    Firstly let me just say that there is no rat here.
    I said I do not own a REEF aquarium – I do NOT collect or KEEP corals.
    and I am well aware of what my permit allows me to take out of the water, as well as what I am permitted to do with whatever I “collect”.

    The purpose of this post was not to debate these issues (although it is good that we are conservation minded, this is a high priority to me), but to share my passion for marine life with people who are like-minded.
    My hobby does not focus on animal husbandry, although I have great respect for anybody who can do it well.
    I collect, photograph and return to the ocean as I am privileged to be close to it.

    So anyway, for anyone who is still interested… it is not a coral or a sponge.
     
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    " hard coral" looks like a bryozoan
     
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    Fish looks like a cusk fish of some sort (order Ophidiiformes)... Eye placement and eye-size implies deep-water/caves/very dirty water...
     
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    yes, you are correct.
    i did not think the false coral would be of more interest than the fish!

    Yes also. and it is cryptic, but not from deep water - this specimen was 6.5cm long.
     
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    Fish is a brotula species - often hard to feed and shy/ nocturnal in an aquarium- Richard you are correct family Ophidiidae also known as cusk eels
     
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    hi Achilles, yes you are right - i also don't think there's much point in keeping them as one will probably never see them!
    weird fish
     
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