A potentially new "Bryozoan Goby" discovered in Indonesia
Abbott is the "founder and principal guide of Diving4Images, a dive service headquartered in Bali that specializes in leading underwater photographic expeditions throughout Indonesia." By the end of the day, most of his divers also found these gobies - often in pairs - in bryozoans. The gobies appear to be only a few millimeters long and camouflage really effectively with their host bryozoan. In fact, the photo below shows a goby with translucent body. It's not surprising this species may have evaded detection until now.
The photos were sent to Dr. Gerald Allen for analysis; Dr. Allen believes this is an undescribed species but will need to collect a specimen for positive determination. Visit our friends at www.blennywatcher.com to read the expanded story about the discovery of this goby.