Image: Mark and Helen with a Shark Mackerel
Mark Westneat and Helen Larson examine a Shark Mackerel specimen collected on the outer barrier, northern Great Barrier Reef.
- Sally Reader
- © Australian Museum
- Common name:
- Shark Mackerel
- Scientific name:
- Grammatorcynus bicarinatus
In Jan - Feb, 1993, staff from the Australian Museum (S. Keable, J. Leis, M. McGrouther, S. Reader and T. Trnski), Northern Territory Museum (H. Larson) and the Field Museum Chicago, (M. Hale and M. Westneat) joined forces to survey a huge and remote area of the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and the northern Coral Sea. This area north of Raine Island had not previously been systematically collected for museum collections. Eleven people spent three weeks aboard the MV NJoy, resulting in excellent collections of fishes from numerous locations.