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This week in Fish: Rebecca Field and a deepsea fish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 07 May 2010

It's been another huge week for the website.  Rebecca has migrated so many pages Mark can't keep up!  We added a rare deepsea fish to the collection and discuss the identity of a scorpionfish from Nelson Bay, New South Wales.

Rebecca Field

Mark McGrouther © Australian Museum

New staff

Rebecca Field has been doing a sterling job migrating content from the old website into the new content management system.  She is working so fast that Mark cannot keep up (bliss!).  Many of the 'new' pages currently do not have images.  These will eventually come across from the old site but Rebecca can only do so much! Please email Mark McGrouther if you urgently need to see any of the missing images.

Rare deepsea fish

We have just added a rare deepsea fish to the collection.  The specimen is a hipidoberycid, Hispidoberyx ambagiosus.  Unfortunately the common name probably won't mean much to most people, so satisfy your curiosity by having a look.

Scorpionfish identification

The identificaton of fish shown in Tom Davis' image (attached to his comment) on the Soldier page caused some discussion.  It was finally resolved by one of the world authorities on scorpionfishes.

New galleries

Clingfishes
Damselfishes
Goatfishes
Gobies
Sharks

New images

Soldier, Gymnapistes marmoratus
 

New species fact sheets

Common Bellowsfish, Macroramphosus scolopax
Estuary Stingray, Dasyatis fluviorum
Common Shore Eel, Alabes dorsalis
Lunartail Bigeye, Priacanthus hamrur
Common Redmouth Whalefish, Rondeletia loricata
Decorated Glidergoby, Valenciennea decora
Dwarf Flathead Gudgeon, Philypnodon macrostomus
Brownspotted Wrasse, Notolabrus parilus
Cusk, Brotulotaenia sp
Bigscale Bullseye, Pempheris multiradiata
Eastern Hulafish, Trachinops taeniatus
Eastern Gobbleguts, Vincentia novaehollandiae
Dusky Flathead, Platycephalus fuscus
Eastern Smooth Boxfish, Anoplocapros inermis
False Catshark, Pseudotriakis microdon
Temperate Snaggletooth, Astronesthes psychrolutes
Red Firegoby, Nemateleotris magnifica
Firetail Gudgeon, Hypseleotris galii
Finny Scad, Megalaspis cordyla
Fimbriate Moray, Gymnothorax fimbriatus
Flagtail Rockcod, Cephalopholis urodeta
Freckled Hawkfish, Paracirrhites forsteri
Bullrout, Notesthes robusta
Cobia, Rachycentron canadum
Dick's Damsel, Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Eastern Jumping Blenny, Lepidoblennius haplodactylus
Eastern Longfin goby, Favonigobius lentiginosus
Eastern Striped Grunter, Pelates sexlineatus
Eelpout, Pachycara gymninium
Eastern Wirrah, Acanthistius ocellatus
Eastern Talma, Chelmonops truncatus
Common Sawshark, Pristiophorus cirratus
Eel Goby, Taenioides mordax or Taenioides purpurascens
Eastern Fiddler Ray, Trygonorrhina fasciata
Eastern Shovelnose Ray, Aptychotrema rostrata
Epaulette Shark, Hemiscyllium ocellatum
Epaulette Soldierfish, Myripristis kuntee
Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum
Goldspotted Rockcod, Epinephelus coioides
False Cleanerfish, Aspidontus taeniatus
 

Tags Fish Bits, Rebecca Field, hispidoberycid, Hispidoberyx ambagiosus, Bullrout, Notesthes robusta,