Indonesia: New Species Discovery Expedition

Genicanthus bellus, a species normally found extremely deep, but observed in shallow waters in Cenderawasih Bay, during the CI led survey to the Bird's Head Seascape. (Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)

Genicanthus bellus, a species normally found extremely deep, but observed in shallow waters in Cenderawasih Bay, during the CI led survey to the Bird's Head Seascape.

Pseudanthias pleurotaenia, a species normally found extremely deep, but observed in shallow waters in Cenderawasih Bay, during the CI led survey to the Bird's Head Seascape. Photo by Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Hemiscyillum freycineti, A new epaulette shark, just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape. Photo by Mark Erdman, courtesy Conservation International

(Mark Erdman, courtesy Conservation International)


The dive vessel used by the CI led expedition to Fak Fak, in Papua, Indonesia, part of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Mark Erdman, courtesy Conservation International)


Pseudochromis sp. just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Pomacentrus sp., just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Paracheilinus walton, a new species of "flasher wrasse" discovered during the recent Bird's Head Seascape surveys

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Meiacanthus sp. just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Hemiscyillum freycineti, a new epaulette shark, just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)


Reef scene with fusiliers, Caesio caerulaurea, taken during the RAP expedition to Teluk Cenderwasih in February 2006. The bird's head seascape is an important area for dense aggregations of reef fish which underscores the importance of protecting this region.

(Graham Abbott, courtesy Conservation International.)


Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih, a new species of "flasher wrasse" discovered during the recent Bird's Head Seascape surveys.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International.)


An undescribed species of the reef-building coral Astreopora that shares intriguing morphological links with sister genera. This is just one of some 20 coral species new to science that were discovered during the recent surveys of Indonesian Papua.

(Emre Turak, courtesy Conservation International)


Pterocaesio sp., just one of over fifty likely new species discovered during the recent CI-led surveys of the Bird's Head Seascape.

(Gerry Allen, courtesy Conservation International)

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