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Ribbon Eels

Rhinomuraena quaesita


A pair of Ribbon Eels - Rhinomuraena quaesita. They have 3 phases : - black/yellow during juvenile phase - blue/yellow during male phase - fully yellow during female phase The picture shows a slightly bigger male slowly changing to female phase, with yellow colouration on the body.


Sandy or Coral rubbles bottom in tropical waters, usually seen singularly in holes.


The day before, I was shown this 2 Ribbon Eels at the House Reef of the Resort I was staying at, but they were not occupying the same hole and was around 2 meters apart. I had hope to see them in the same hole together, so I went back to see them the next day and found them together :)

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AshleyT 7 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago


AlbertKang 8 months ago

Thanks, @Sukanya for your kind words and appreciation.
Glad you like this one :)

SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

On International Women's Day...a species that changes sex ! 2019 IWD theme is Balance for better. Doesn't get better than this...Oh My Albert Kang...you made my day. Thank you.

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Lat: 4.24, Long: 118.64

Spotted on Feb 27, 2019
Submitted on Mar 8, 2019

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