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This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI.  Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals.  Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation.  I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.

Dr Bruce Robison

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

New movies:

Common Cleanerfish, Labroides dimidiatus
Common Stingaree, Trygonoptera testacea
Luderick, Girella tricuspidata
Painted Sweetlips, Diagramma pictum

New visitor:

Dr Bruce Robison

New images:

Golden Perch, Macquaria ambigua
Hyperostosis in a Banded Sicklefish
Longnose Trevally at Ned's Beach
Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys
Southern Longfin Goby courtship display
Southern Longfin Goby, Favonigobius lateralis
Whitebarred Goby, Amblygobius phalaena

New factsheets:

Southern Longfin Goby, Favonigobius lateralis
Threespot Damsel, Pomacentrus tripunctatus

New FAQ:

Why are the eyes of larval Black Dragonfish on stalks?

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Bruce Robison, spawning Luderick, Hyperostosis, Banded Sicklefish, Longnose Trevally, Carangoides chrysophrys, Southern Longfin Goby, Whitebarred Goby,