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Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 02 Feb 2012

I was recently emailed about his footage of Southern Garfish feeding in the shallows in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.  The videographer reported that the garfish "were breaking off strands of eelgrass and apparently stripping small invertebrates off the grass as well."

Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir

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The Southern Garfish is a pelagic species that occurs in estuarine and inshore waters from southern New South Wales and around the south of the country to south-western Western Australia.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Southern Garfish, Hyporhamphus melanochir, Hemiramphidae,