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Whitemargin Unicornfish Naso annulatus

Observer

dentrock

Date

April 5, 2019 10:17 AM AEDT

Description

Length 10cm. Depth 2m.

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Bluebarred Parrotfish Scarus ghobban

Observer

dentrock

Date

April 29, 2019

Place

jervis bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Length 35cm. Female. Depth 8m.
First parrot I have ever seen south of say, Lord Howe.

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Eastern Jumping Blenny Lepidoblennius haplodactylus

Observer

dentrock

Date

April 21, 2019 04:26 PM AEST

Description

This is from a rockpool today. Depth 15cm. I saw a few of these and initially thought they were Heteroclinus whiteleggeii. But the photo shows clearly not; think C marmoratus from head shape and pecs, plus adults nearby is right. Length 20mm. Juv E atrogulare and ? B kreffti also in same pool.

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Largenose Weedfish Heteroclinus nasutus

Observer

dentrock

Date

April 16, 2019 05:20 PM AEST

Description

Depth 5m.
I have forensically examined every Heteroclinus and Cristiceps species on 'Fishes of Australia' site and this looks the best match, based on size and shape of nasal and orbital tentacles, placement of first dorsal, and overall appearance of dorsal fins. Would be big range ext though. Looking forward to opinions of others more knowledgable!

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Rough Flutemouth Fistularia petimba

Observer

dentrock

Date

February 1, 2019

Description

Most fistularids seen by divers are F commersonii. Just wondering if this is actually F petimba? Markings look a little different to those of F commersoni. Depth 2m.

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Manybar Goatfish Parupeneus multifasciatus

Observer

dentrock

Date

March 20, 2019

Place

jervis bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Depth 3m. Temp 23 degrees. Length 5cm.
Swimming with small P spilurus school

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Bluespine Unicornfish Naso unicornis

Observer

dentrock

Date

March 21, 2019

Place

jervis bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Depth 2.5m. Length 12 cm. Temp 23 degrees. Larger juvenile

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Exquisite Sandgoby Favonigobius exquisitus

Observer

dentrock

Date

January 21, 2019

Place

huskisson (Google, OSM)

Description

In Currambene Creek. Depth 1.5m.

Favonigobius lentiginosus also present (looks similar).

A previously posted photo of this species from a year ago has been suggested to be a Nesogobius species.

If this one can't be IDed to species level, I would appreciate if the genus can be confirmed as Nesogobius, or perhaps something else.

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dentrock

Date

January 21, 2019

Place

huskisson (Google, OSM)

Description

Depth 1.5m. In Currambene Creek

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Observer

dentrock

Date

February 8, 2016 11:25 AM AEDT

Description

Just wondering whether this is still Nesogobius species 6, using Doug Hoese' numbering, or whether the number has been changed (or the species finally described)!
Some earlier references are to N species 4. For once, the common name groove cheek goby is the constant.
Very common in Jervis Bay. Location for this pic is Murrays Reef.

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Exquisite Sandgoby Favonigobius exquisitus

Observer

dentrock

Date

August 18, 2016 11:36 AM AEST

Description

Location: Dent Rock, Jervis Bay. Depth 6m. Length 50mm

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Exquisite Sandgoby Favonigobius exquisitus

Observer

dentrock

Date

August 18, 2016 09:18 AM AEST

Description

Location: Currambene Creek, Jervis Bay. Depth 2m. Length 60mm.

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Date

February 25, 2009 04:07 PM AEDT

Description

Location is Bakers Hole, South Australia (can't make US-centric location function work properly).
Length 40mm. Depth <5m.

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dentrock

Date

March 3, 2015 04:47 PM AEDT

Description

Length 40mm. Depth 5m.

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Sailfin Goby Nesogobius pulchellus

Observer

dentrock

Date

February 28, 2015 01:33 PM AEDT

Description

Location: Stewarts Bay, Tasmania. Length 40mm. Depth approx 5m.

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dentrock

Date

November 21, 2018

Description

Location Clerke Reef, part of Rowley Shoals, approx 150nm off Broome, WA.

Recorded while doing RLS surveys, common at times in small sandy patches on sheltered parts of reef.

Length to about 30mm. Depth 5-10m.

Initially thought they were smaller F signipinnis, as they behave the same, flashing their dorsal fins with the dark spot. F signipinnis also present at times, but in lower numbers. But closer inspection shows the dark spot is quite different; the 'helmet' behind the head is distinctive; and overall colour pattern is different.

Any ideas?

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Globefish Diodon nicthemerus

Observer

dentrock

Date

December 26, 2018

Description

This is the first time I have seen Palaemon serenus cleaning anything, though it seems well equipped for the job!

These shrimps are very common in the shallows in southern waters.

Has anyone else seen them cleaning?

The D nicthemerus is pale, which suggests it was advertising 'available for cleaning'.

Photo taken inside a discarded tyre under St Leonards jetty, depth 3m.

Pretty good dive site if anyone is down that way!

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dentrock

Date

December 26, 2018

Description

ID from Dianne Bray's site. I think I can see a black spot at rear of dorsal in one pic, which suggests a female N species 1. However I don't recall seeing any black spots on individuals while underwater.
Thoughts?
Common. Depth 3m. Length 30-40mm.

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Sailfin Goby Nesogobius pulchellus

Observer

dentrock

Date

December 26, 2018

Description

Depth 3m. Length 40mm. Under St Leonards jetty. Common

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Bastard Red Cod Pseudophycis breviuscula

Observer

dentrock

Date

September 10, 2018

Place

jervis bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Not sure of ID, but seems to be a moridae. Couldn't see chin barbel, but may have a small one. Totally cryptic - found under a rock. length 50mm, depth 4m.

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Flathead Congolli Halaphritis platycephala

Observer

dentrock

Date

March 2, 2015 10:49 AM AEDT

Description

Cathedral Cave, Waterfall Bay, Tasman Peninsula. Sighting date is close but may not be exact, as not in a position to check original pic atm.

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Ambon Chromis Chromis amboinensis

Observer

dentrock

Date

February 13, 2018 11:14 AM AEDT

Description

I understand this is a new record for LHI

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Eastern Cleaner Clingfish Cochleoceps orientalis

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 17, 2018

Place

jervis bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Does anyone know if the eggs belong to the clingfish? Pic taken at a regular clingfish cleaning station.

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Orangeline Wrasse Halichoeres hartzfeldii

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 15, 2016 01:08 PM AEST

Description

Juveniles (both)

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Pale-barred Coris Coris dorsomacula

Observer

dentrock

Date

April 14, 2018 10:00 AM AEST

Description

Bad pic (have better older pics), but these turn up at the same place every year

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Goblinfish Glyptauchen panduratus

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 18, 2018 11:03 AM AEST

Description

Only the 2nd one I've seen - and both in JB.

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Cheekspot Scorpionfish Scorpaenodes evides

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 21, 2018 03:18 PM AEST

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Eastern Red Scorpionfish Scorpaena jacksoniensis

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 21, 2018 03:11 PM AEST

Description

The hairy version - my fave "variety" of this species. Surely there's a PhD in there for someone to split off a few more species from this genus! I have a massive library of Scorpaena pics if anyone needs them.

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Mimic Filefish Paraluteres prionurus

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dentrock

Date

May 21, 2018 02:37 PM AEST

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Redmarbled Lizardfish Synodus rubromarmoratus

Observer

dentrock

Date

May 21, 2018 02:43 PM AEST
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