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This week in Fish: Red Rag to a Fish

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 23 Mar 2013

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.

Raggy Scorpionfish at Lizard Island

Lyle Vail © Australian Museum

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.

New images:

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

New movies:

Balston's Pygmy Perch, Nannatherina balstoni
Desert Goby, Chlamydogobius eremius

Other stuff:

Fish publications - 2013