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Pair of bryozoan gobies Ned DeLoach BlennyWatcher.com

A Bryozoan Goby and More!

May 27, 2013

Update April 2016 ~ The paper describing the little Bryozoan Goby was published this month in the Journal of Ocean Science.  It is  named Sueviota bryozophila. The paper by scientists, Gerald R. Allen, Mark V. Erdmann,  and N.K. Dita Cahyani, is titled “Sueviota bryozophila, a new species of coral-reef goby from Indonesia (Teleostei: Gobiidae)”, and is available online from the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation.  With this goby, the genus Sueviota has five species. The Latinized species name, bryozophila, means bryozoan-loving.  Since we wrote about this … Read more A Bryozoan Goby and More!

Walking Coral

April 28, 2012

Bali, Indonesia March 2012 ~ I am certain I just saw a coral move across the sand. I don’t have time to stop because I am swimming rapidly to keep up with Ned and our guide Eddy, but now I’m paying more attention to the individual corallites, scattered over the otherwise empty expanse of black sand. There are hundreds of them, spaced from inches to a few feet apart and when I see a second one move, I have to … Read more Walking Coral