This is official site of Black Water Dive® produced by photographer Ryo Minemizu. Black Water Dive® is a kind of night diving. We are setting up underwater lights of high-color rendering on the sea bottom of night that while considering tides, times, places. The creature which appears is mainly juveniles and larvae. All is fascinating, and it's not to be seen at daytime or regular night diving. It will be your first experience. This site will introduce the state of the event and the creatures seen and also future of BWD schedules. *"BWD"stands for Black Water Dive®.*Black Water Dive® is a registered trademark of Ryo Minemizu.
ラベル Blenniidae の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示
ラベル Blenniidae の投稿を表示しています。 すべての投稿を表示


Larva of Cirripectes quagga (Perciformes, Blennioidei, Blenniidae)

This larva is Cirripectes quagga (Fowler & Ball, 1924) . Japanese common name is "Marcus-Mino-kaeruuo". It has been distributed in South Japan too, but for some reason of ecology photo report seems not yet. It was shooting at Okinawa mainland in late May. This ecology photo might first be at Japan.

Cirripectes quagga Black Water Dive®
TL: about 36mm

Meristic CharactersD Ⅶ, 15; A Ⅱ, 16;  P1 15; P2 Ⅰ,4; C ⅱ, 9, ⅱ; V 10+21.
(*Nakabo, T. (ed.), 2013)

soft rays of the caudal fin is branch off.
Fluorescent green dye has been distributed in the pectoral fins.


Nakabo, T. (ed.), 2013. Fishes of Japan with pictorial keys to the species, third edition. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Pp, 2428. (in Japanese).

Okiyama M. (ed), 2014 An Atlas of Early Stage Fishes in Japan Second Edition Tokai University Press, Japan. :Pp,1912. (in Japanese).