This week in Fish: First Kidako Moray image

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Sep 2011

This week sees the addition of some great new movies.  The Halfband Snake Eel descending backwards into the sand is pretty amazing.  The Lepidion swimming at over a kilometre below the surface is worth a look and the male Pacific Leaping Blenny 'frantically' trying to attract females certainly brought a smile to my face.  There are also some great new images.  What is possibly the first photo of a live Kidako Moray and the oh-so-cute baby boxfish are just two of a great bunch.  Thank you to everyone who contributed.

Juvenile Shaw's Cowfish

Juvenile Shaw's Cowfish
Photographer: Phil Mercurio © Phil Mercurio


European Carp
Halfband Snake Eel, Malvoliophis pinguis
Lepidion swimming
Male Pacific Leaping Blenny displaying


Juvenile Shaw's Cowfish
Kidako Moray, Gymnothorax kidako?
Milkfish, Chanos chanos
Sixspine Leatherjacket Meuschenia freycineti
Sixspine Leatherjacket at Montague Island
Young male Sixspine Leatherjacket
Stars-and-stripes Puffer at Black Rocks
Stars-and-stripes Puffer, Arothron hispidus
Tasselsnout Flathead, Thysanophrys cirronasa
Whitebarred Boxfish, Anoplocapros lenticularis
Yellowback Puller, Chromis nitida
Yellowtail Barracuda, Sphyraena obtusata


Yellowtail Barracuda, Sphyraena obtusata

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Kidako Moray,