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This week in Fish: Shrek Fish, Frill and Megamouth Sharks

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 03 Sep 2010

This week we feature movies of three strange fishes that were on other websites.  To each we have included additional information. As usual we are delighted to show movies and images from 'local' contributors. More images and fact sheets have been migrated from the old site.  As always - thank you to all our contributors!

Frill Shark head

Carl Bento © Australian Museum

Blog posts:

Asian Sheepshead Wrasse - a truly bizarre fish that has been coined "The Shrek Fish".
Frill Shark in Japan - perhaps the stuff of nightmares - don't show the kids.
Megamouth Shark movie - underwater footage of this very rare fish.

New movies:

Deepsea fishes:

Both these movies were taken in the Coral Sea north-west of Osprey Reef.

Oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus
Grey Cut-throat Eel, Synaphobranchus affinis

Shallow water species:

Blacksaddle Filefish at the Gold Coast Seaway
Harlequin Tuskfish at China Wall
Pacific Rockcod, Trachypoma macracanthus
Snakeskin Wrasse at Gretas Reef
Tiger Cardinalfish at China Wall

New images:

Banded Scalyfin, Parma polylepis
Green Moray, Gymnothorax prasinus
Luculent Wrasse from Lord Howe Island
Luculent Wrasse, Pseudolabrus luculentus
Rudderfish, Centrolophus niger
Sharptail Sunfish washed ashore
White Shark Beach Washup

General pages:

Billfish skeleton

New Factsheet:

Rare Velvetfish

New image galleries:

Southern Pygmy Leatherjacket - Courtship behaviour
Sunfishes

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