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This week in Fish: Citing the Site

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 01 Mar 2013

New staff, new questions and new challenges; one stand out though was the 'ewww factor' of the fungal leatherjacket images.

Rough Leatherjacket with fungus

Gaetano Dario Gargiulo © Gaetano Dario Gargiulo

Sydney diver Gaetano Dario Gargiulo sent us images of a 'fungal leatherjacket' that he photographed recently. We sought the expert advice of 'Leatherjacket Man' Dr Barry Hutchins who replied that he has seen leatherjackets almost totally covered with a fungus-like growth (no we aren't sure what it is!).  Perhaps the fish doctor should have prescribed penicillin.

Another 'highlight' was the new page on how to cite the fish Web pages.   It generated a flood of Facebook debate about whether there is a standard way to cite material on the web.

New factsheets:

Goblinfish, Glyptauchen panduratus
Spotted Bigeye, Priacanthus macracanthus

New images:

Humpback Scorpionfish pectoral fin
Humpback Scorpionfish pectoral fins
Pink Whipray, Himantura fai
Pink Whiprays at Portland Roads
Pink Whiprays in the shallows
Rough Leatherjacket fungal infection
Rough Leatherjacket with fungus

New movies:

Rough Leatherjacket, Scobinichthys granulatus
Spotted Bigeye, Priacanthus macracanthus

New staff:

Jenn Brand

New visitors:

Dr Carol Stepien

Past visitors:

Aaron Peter Jenkins, MSc
Zeehan Jaafar