Fire brick star - Asterodiscides truncatus (Coleman, 1911)
       
     
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Darwinella oxeata Bergquist, 1961
       
     
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Dendrilla rosea Lendenfeld, 1883
       
     
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Yellow zoanthid anemone - Parazoanthus elongatus McMurrich, 1904
       
     
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Fire brick star - Asterodiscides truncatus (Coleman, 1911)
       
     
Fire brick star - Asterodiscides truncatus (Coleman, 1911)

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - April 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/13 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Fire brick star - Asterodiscides truncatus (Coleman, 1911)
       
     
Fire brick star - Asterodiscides truncatus (Coleman, 1911)

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - April 2012 - 1/180 sec at f/19 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Darwinella oxeata Bergquist, 1961
       
     
Darwinella oxeata Bergquist, 1961

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - April 2012 - 1/180 sec at f/9.5 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

This endemic species of sponge is known to produce a copious amount of mucous when taken out of the water.

Solanderia ericopsis (Carter, 1873)
       
     
Solanderia ericopsis (Carter, 1873)

Raoul Island, Kermadecs, New Zealand - April 2010 - 1/90 sec at f/16 - Canon EOS 40D - EF60mm f/2.8 Macro.

This large species of hydrozoan (a cousin of corals) is often mistaken by divers for a gorgonian.

Porifera sp
       
     
Porifera sp

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - May 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/22 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Unidentified species of sponge. Note the little amphipod (crustacean, about 5mm long) on the bottom left of the photo.

Dendrilla rosea Lendenfeld, 1883
       
     
Dendrilla rosea Lendenfeld, 1883

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - April 2012 - 1/180 sec at f/13 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Close up of sponge species (Porifera).

 Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - May 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/9.5 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.
       
     

Poor Knights Islands, New Zealand - May 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/9.5 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Hawkfish - Notocirrhitus splendens (Ogilby, 1889)
       
     
Hawkfish - Notocirrhitus splendens (Ogilby, 1889)

Raoul Island, Kermadecs, New Zealand - April 2012 - 1/180 sec at f/8.0 - Canon EOS 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Yellow zoanthid anemone - Parazoanthus elongatus McMurrich, 1904
       
     
Yellow zoanthid anemone - Parazoanthus elongatus McMurrich, 1904

Poor Knights Islands, April 2013 - 1/180 sec at f/8.0 - Canon 40D - EF60mm f/2.8 Macro.

Sabellidae sp
       
     
Sabellidae sp

Poor Knights Islands, Aug 2010 - 1/180 sec at f/8.0 - Canon 40D - EF100mm f/2.8 Macro.

Detail of the mouth from a tubicol polychaete worm.

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