oceanzam: Ring-tailed Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus aureus) male, mouth brooding eggs. I can never get that full ...out of the mouth aerating roll.
oceanzam: My favorite shot from last year. Coleman Shrimp (Periclimenes colemani) pair on Fire Urchin
oceanzam: Nudibranch - The Elysia Crispata Sea Slug is also known as the Lettuce Sea Slug. It is only about 1-2cms in length.
oceanzam: Splendid Toadfish (Sanopus splendidus) which is endemic to Cozumel, getting a cleaning by a Lysmata grabhami cleaner shrimp
oceanzam: Slantbar Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris diagonalis) and it's partner Alpheid Shrimp. These two animals have a symbiotic relationship. The shrimp builds and maintains a burrow that both animals live in, and the fish offers the shrimp protection from predators
oceanzam: Flying Gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis) scurries across the sandy ocean floor, always trying to turn away.
oceanzam: Leopard Crinoid Shrimp (Laomenes Pardus). This tiny shrimp is less than 1 inch in length, and camouflages itself within the feather star.