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Moonlighter Tilodon sexfasciatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 4, 2010 08:28 PM ACDT

Description

Small juveniles that have ventured out from their low calcrete ledge @ low tide in this large shallow tide pool. (Or are offering me a clean?)

Moonlighter - Photo (c) Saspotato, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Moonlighter (Tilodon sexfasciatus)
Added on April 15, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Zebra Fish Girella zebra

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 4, 2011 07:12 PM ACDT

Description

Juvenile, seems to be in client pose, perhaps for cleaning by Rock-pool Shrimp. (There is one such behind its caudal fin.) Via snorkel late afternoon into dusk in littoral zone rock reef channels and pools.

Zebra Fish - Photo (c) Klaus Stiefel, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Zebra Fish (Girella zebra)
Added on April 15, 2018. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Bottlenose Dolphins Genus Tursiops

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 2, 2017 03:48 PM ACDT

Description

Small pod on the move and shortly after photo taken we saw them herding a school of small Australian Salmon* which had passed beneath boat.(*probably Western Australian Salmon)

Bottlenose Dolphins - Photo (c) cskk, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
danimations's ID: Bottlenose Dolphins (Genus Tursiops)
Added on April 15, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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European Common Cuttlefish Sepia officinalis

Observer

v_s_

Date

April 11, 2018 12:47 PM CEST
European Common Cuttlefish - Photo (c) Eric Burgers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: European Common Cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis)
Added on April 12, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Rock-pool Shrimp Palaemon serenus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 7, 2011

Description

3 pics of 2 individual shrimps(the 1st is immature) during a snorkel w tide out @ Lady Bay's low platform reef.

Rock-pool Shrimp - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Rock-pool Shrimp (Palaemon serenus)
Added on April 09, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Black Finger Crab Ozius truncatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 7, 2011 01:15 AM ACDT

Description

Very common on our local rocky intertidal shoreline.

Black Finger Crab - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Black Finger Crab (Ozius truncatus)
Added on April 09, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Common Hermit Crab Paguristes frontalis

Observer

barbiejay

Date

April 7, 2018 11:33 AM ACST

Description

Hermit crab at Port Noarlunga, South Australia

Common Hermit Crab - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Common Hermit Crab (Paguristes frontalis)
Added on April 08, 2018. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Moonlighter Tilodon sexfasciatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 11, 2017 01:01 PM ACDT

Description

3 images of 1-2 small juveniles in depths of less than 50cm via snorkel in large tide pool (I saw several close to each other as is often the case with juvenile Moonlighters, and that's especially so WRT these very small juveniles. Even when they don't appear to be actively offering cleaning services the tiny babes hang together in groups of 2-3 and there can be up to 5-6 all within a square metre, usually under and near a small ledge)

Moonlighter - Photo (c) Saspotato, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Moonlighter (Tilodon sexfasciatus)
Added on April 08, 2018. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Brick Red Seastar Anthaster valvulatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 31, 2016 02:05 PM ACDT

Description

On grey sponge during a MLSSA dive.

Brick Red Seastar - Photo (c) David Muirhead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Brick Red Seastar (Anthaster valvulatus)
Added on April 07, 2018. 0 people agree, 2 disagree

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 31, 2016 02:33 PM ACDT

Description

On algae near base of reef slope.

Nectria ocellata - Photo (c) Anthony Pearson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Nectria ocellata, a member of Sea Stars (Class Asteroidea)
Added on April 05, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Surf Crab Ovalipes australiensis

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 29, 2016 11:19 AM ACDT

Description

During scuba dive under outer end of jetty. Crab feasting on fishers' filleted discards.

Surf Crab - Photo (c) Sarah Speight, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Surf Crab (Ovalipes australiensis)
Added on April 05, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 29, 2016 11:34 AM ACDT

Description

Medium sized colony (with other sessile inverts) on a jetty pile, depth ~3-4m

Sycozoa cerebriformis - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Marine Explorer (John Turnbull)
danimations's ID: Sycozoa cerebriformis, a member of Sea Squirts (Class Ascidiacea)
Added on April 05, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Rock-pool Shrimp Palaemon serenus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

June 10, 2017 12:12 PM ACST

Description

Poor image of a red-handed shrimp (@ upper L of image).
Posted mainly to document the perennial presence in the inter-tidal zone of the species.
Prolific in warm season, but it is rare to snorkel these sites at any time of year without seeing at least a few.

Rock-pool Shrimp - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Rock-pool Shrimp (Palaemon serenus)
Added on April 03, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Australian Pelican Pelecanus conspicillatus

Observer

laila2

Date

April 1, 2018 06:54 PM AEST

Description

Habitat - Near a rocky outcrop
Nest present - Yes
Behavior - Resting
How many? - 50+

Australian Pelican - Photo (c) jcharmon, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus)
Added on April 02, 2018. 1 person agrees, 1 disagrees

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Old Wife Enoplosus armatus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 5, 2017 11:55 AM ACST

Description

One of at least 6 seen this dive on Lasseter's Reef off Second Valley.
Usually there are dozens (often schooling at the deepest point of this dome of rock reef) on this popular shore and boat dive site .

Old Wife - Photo (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Old Wife (Enoplosus armatus)
Added on April 01, 2018. 4 people agree, 0 disagree

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Waratah Anemone Actinia tenebrosa

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 20, 2017 07:14 PM ACDT

Description

Late snorkel in rocky intertidal, Haycock Point.

Waratah Anemone - Photo (c) eyeweed, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
danimations's ID: Waratah Anemone (Actinia tenebrosa)
Added on April 01, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Southern Blue Devil Paraplesiops meleagris

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 5, 2017 12:24 AM ACST

Description

Two individuals on one dive on Lasseter's Reef, several 100m off Second Valley to the NW of jetty.
1st image is an adult,2nd is a sub-adult or older juvenile. Both were @ depth of around 6-7 m.

Southern Blue Devil - Photo (c) Saspotato, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Southern Blue Devil (Paraplesiops meleagris)
Added on April 01, 2018. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Mosaic Leatherjacket Eubalichthys mosaicus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 6, 2018 04:59 PM ACDT

Description

Juvenile near top of old tree stump ,@ 'hotspot' off SLSC

Mosaic Leatherjacket - Photo (c) Erik Schlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Mosaic Leatherjacket (Eubalichthys mosaicus)
Added on April 01, 2018. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Dusky Morwong Dactylophora nigricans

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2018 12:49 PM ACDT

Description

Older juvenile.

Dusky Morwong - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Dusky Morwong (Dactylophora nigricans)
Added on April 01, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Australian Giant Cuttlefish Sepia apama

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2018

Description

All images are of the one adult, including threat displays.

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Velvet Seastar Petricia vernicina

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2018 12:49 PM ACDT

Description

On the bottom under old jetty.

Velvet Seastar - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Velvet Seastar (Petricia vernicina)
Added on March 31, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Rough Rock Crab Nectocarcinus integrifrons

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2018 01:10 PM ACDT

Description

One of two seen this dive

Rough Rock Crab - Photo (c) Dan Monceaux, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Rough Rock Crab (Nectocarcinus integrifrons)
Added on March 31, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Dusky Morwong Dactylophora nigricans

Observer

marinejanine

Date

December 18, 2008 10:15 PM ACDT
Dusky Morwong - Photo (c) Sascha Schulz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Dusky Morwong (Dactylophora nigricans)
Added on March 25, 2018. 3 people agree, 0 disagree

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Purple Sea Urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma

Observer

crittatws

Date

February 10, 2018 12:01 AM AEDT

Description

Field Notes - dead sea urchin

Purple Sea Urchin - Photo (c) CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
danimations's ID: Purple Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris erythrogramma)
Added on March 22, 2018. 0 people agree, 4 disagree

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Short-tailed Ceratosoma Ceratosoma brevicaudatum

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 25, 2017 10:41 AM ACDT

Description

Depth about 6m

Short-tailed Ceratosoma - Photo (c) erikschlogl, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Short-tailed Ceratosoma (Ceratosoma brevicaudatum)
Added on March 22, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Velvet Seastar Petricia vernicina

Observer

marinejanine

Date

January 18, 2016 03:20 PM ACDT

Description

Velvet Seastar is a very common species in SA, known by some divers as "Patrick".

Velvet Seastar - Photo (c) John Turnbull, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
danimations's ID: Velvet Seastar (Petricia vernicina)
Added on March 22, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 21, 2017 11:07 AM ACDT

Description

One of several in a small sandy silty depression at base of main reef on inner side,heading south towards The Gap on scuba
Depth 7m

Pyura - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
danimations's ID: Genus Pyura, a member of Sea Squirts (Class Ascidiacea)
Added on March 22, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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Red Rock Crab Guinusia chabrus

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 7, 2015 04:12 PM ACDT

Description

Juvenile via snorkel near jetty pile on heavily overcast humid afternoon, depth 1-2m

Red Rock Crab - Photo (c) Richard Ling, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
danimations's ID: Red Rock Crab (Guinusia chabrus)
Added on March 22, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Sea Anemones Order Actiniaria

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 13, 2015 04:35 PM ACST

Description

In narrow crevice, inter-tidal.
Snorkel.

Sea Anemones - Photo Bachrach44, no known copyright restrictions (public domain)
danimations's ID: Sea Anemones (Order Actiniaria)
Added on March 22, 2018. 1 person agrees, 0 disagree

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Cigar Jellyfish Olindias phosphorica

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 3, 2016 03:28 PM ACDT

Description

Probably an Olindias species

Cnidarians - Photo (c) Giorgos Vintzileos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
danimations's ID: Cnidarians (Phylum Cnidaria)
Added on January 28, 2018. 2 people agree, 0 disagree

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