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A Week of Fish: Not your average 'goldfish'

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Oct 2013

Wow! This is definitely not your average 'goldfish'.

Xanthic Southern Shortfin Eel

Lawrie McEnally © Lawrie McEnally

This very strange 'goldfish' is a rare gold-coloured Southern Shortfin Eel, Anguilla australis, The unusual gold colouration is known as xanthism.

This week we also feature many new movies and take a peek into the 'love life' of the Flowery Flounder.

Flowery Flounders Frolicking:

The male and female leave the bottom as a pair and spawn in open water before swimming to the seabed.

New movies:

Flyspecked Hardyhead, Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum
Great Barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda
John Dory, Zeus faber
Spookfish, Harriotta sp.
Sandbar Shark, Carcharhinus plumbeus
Shark Mackerel, Grammatorcynus bicarinatus
Silver Toadfish, Lagocephalus sceleratus
Striate Anglerfish, Antennarius striatus
Turrum, Carangoides fulvoguttatus

New images:

Blotched Hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys aprinus
Pacific Basslet, Pseudanthias huchtii
Southern Grubfish at North West Solitary Island

New fact sheets:

Pacific Basslet, Pseudanthias huchtii
Flowery Flounder, Bothus mancus

New visitor:

Tom Summers
Eliza McDonald

New Photographer:

Dr Stephen Smith

 

Tags goldfish, Eliza, Tom, xanthic, Flowery Flounder, McDonald, Summer, fishes, ichthyology,