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This week in Fish: First Kidako Moray image

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

This week sees the addition of some great new movies.  The Halfband Snake Eel descending backwards into the sand is pretty amazing.  The Lepidion swimming at over a kilometre below the surface is worth a look and the male Pacific Leaping Blenny 'frantically' trying to attract females certainly brought a smile to my face.  There are also some great new images.  What is possibly the first photo of a live Kidako Moray and the oh-so-cute baby boxfish are just two of a great bunch.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Juvenile Shaw's Cowfish

Phil Mercurio © Phil Mercurio

Movies:

European Carp
Halfband Snake Eel, Malvoliophis pinguis
Lepidion swimming
Male Pacific Leaping Blenny displaying

Images:

Juvenile Shaw's Cowfish
Kidako Moray, Gymnothorax kidako?
Milkfish, Chanos chanos
Sixspine Leatherjacket Meuschenia freycineti
Sixspine Leatherjacket at Montague Island
Young male Sixspine Leatherjacket
Stars-and-stripes Puffer at Black Rocks
Stars-and-stripes Puffer, Arothron hispidus
Tasselsnout Flathead, Thysanophrys cirronasa
Whitebarred Boxfish, Anoplocapros lenticularis
Yellowback Puller, Chromis nitida
Yellowtail Barracuda, Sphyraena obtusata

Factsheet:

Yellowtail Barracuda, Sphyraena obtusata

Image gallery:

Barracudas

Tags fishes, ichthyology, Kidako Moray,