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This week in Fish: Red Handfish and lumpfish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 04 Feb 2011

This week we feature two of the cutest fishes you are likely to see for some time, the Red Handfish and a lumpfish.  We were visited by Dr Keiichi Matsuura who continued his work on fishes in the genus Triodon.

Lumpfish in an aquarium

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

New images:

Dusky Flathead, Platycephalus fuscus
Head of a Dusky Flathead
Kapala Stingaree, Urolophus kapalensis
Lumpfish in an aquarium
Moorish Idol, Zanclus cornutus
Painted Sweetlips
Painted Sweetlips at Maewo Island
Painted Sweetlips, Diagramma pictum
Red Handfish, Thymichthys politus
Southern Conger-eel
Southern Conger-eel, Conger verreauxi
Spotted Stingaree, Urolophus gigas
Threebar Porcupinefish, Dicotylichthys punctulatus

New visitor:

Keiichi Matsuura with a Threetooth Puffer

New (old) staff:

Elizabeth Hansen and Morgan Bedford

New find a fish lists:

Haemulidae - Sweetlips
Urolophidae - Stingarees

Tags fishes, ichthyology, lumpfish, red handfish,