Another huge week, but not for the website. We were too busy moving sharks and rays to a new area ... but more on that in an upcoming blog.
Anne Hoggett, Director of the Australian Museum's Lizard Island Research Station sent this fantastic image of a Raggy Scorpionfish to us for identification. We forwarded the photo to our Research Associate, Hiroyuki Motomura, who is a world expert on the taxonomy of scorpionfishes. Hiro quickly provided an identification. As its common name suggests, the Raggy Scorpionfish is covered with skin flaps and tentacles.
The following assets were added during the week. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
Bluespotted Coral Trout, Plectropomus laevis
Moorish Idol at Hideaway Island
Raggy Scorpionfish at Lizard Island
Spectacled Leatherjacket at North Solitary Island
Spectacled Leatherjacket, Cantherhines fronticinctus
Yellowmargin Moray, Gymnothorax flavimarginatus