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Southerly Sargassum Anglerfish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 21 Mar 2011

The 'official'* southern limit to the distribution of the Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio is Burrill Lake, New South Wakes (35.37°S).  This movie, kindly sent to us by Kerryn Wood (Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Eden) shows a fish filmed in 18 March 2011 at Bar Beach, Merimbula (36.85°S), well south of the known range of the species.  Thank you Kerryn!

Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio histrio

Dave Harasti © Dave Harasti

*'Official' distribution from the AFD.

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Sargassum Anglerfish, Histrio,