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This week in Fish: Massive eel and Fish Dissection

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 11 Jun 2010

This week we show you the biggest freshwater eel you have ever seen.  We have added more important pages from the old site, including the dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead.  Many of the fieldwork pages have also been added.  We are working flat out because Rebecca, our champion web helper is only with us until the end of June!

Giant Mottled Eel caught in Poso Lake

Seishi Hagihara © Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

Massive eel!

Seishi Hagihara from the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, shows us just how large a Giant Mottled Eel can grow. The species isn't called 'giant' for nothing.

Dissection

The 'Dissection of a Bluespotted Flathead' has been migrated from the old site. View the introductory page for this dissection and the dissection of a Blue Mackerel.

Fieldwork galleries

Two image galleries and a single image showing past fieldtrips have been added.

Solomon Islands, 1998
Vanuatu, 1996
Coxs River - Backpack Electrofishing

New images

Eastern Fiddler Ray, Trygonorrhina fasciata
Eastern Hulafish, Trachinops taeniatus
River Blackfish, Gadopsis marmoratus
Snake Mackerel, Gempylus serpens
Yellowmargin Triggerfish, Pseudobalistes flavimarginatus

New species fact sheets

The following pages have been migrated from the old site. Some lack images, but these will be added soon.

Blue Whiptail, Pentapodus sp
Clarence River Cod distribution
Diana's Pigfish, Bodianus diana
Saw-jawed Monocle Bream, Scolopsis ciliatus
Spiny Pufferfish palate
Zebra Dartgoby, Ptereleotris zebra

New image galleries

Rays