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Taken 30-Oct-11
Visitors 58

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Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Marine Life
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Bony Fishes: Osteichthyes, Fishes, Marine Life, Moray Eels: Morays: Muraenidae, blue ribbon eel: Rhinomuraena quaesita, indonesia2011
Photo Info

Dimensions3364 x 5047
Original file size20.2 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken30-Oct-11 08:36
Date modified23-Apr-12 00:57
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length100 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/200 at f/18
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 160
Metering modePattern


A brightly-colored ribbon eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita) in Alor, Indonesia. These eels are also commonly known as blue ribbon eels, but I've always taken exception to the name. Females are often entirely yellow, and juveniles are black. These ribbon eels are protandrous hermaphrodites, and males develop female sex organs and become female when they reach a certain size.