Image: Jürgen Herler
Jürgen Herler examining a goby from the Australian Museum Fish Collection, February 2006.
- Mark McGrouther
- © Australian Museum
Dr Jürgen Herler is a marine biologist at the University of Vienna, Austria.
He currently works on the biodiversity, habitat choice and eco-morphology of coral-associated gobiid fishes from the Red Sea. The main purpose of his visit to the Australian Museum was the examination of type specimens of several Gobiodon and Bryaninops species.
His current research project is funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences and runs from 2005 to 2008. It focuses on the biology of the gobiid genera Bryaninops, Gobiodon, Paragobiodon and Pleurosicya, which live in obligatory association with different species of corals.
Jürgen visited the Fish Department on 28 February 2006.