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By Author: Mark McGrouther

This week in fish: Dawkinsia and new Lates

So much has happened, so many fishes added! Dawkinsia and new Lates have to take pride of place. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 28 Jul 2012

Barramundi finds two new siblings

Two new species of Barramundi have recently been named by Australian Museum Research Associates Rohan Pethiyagoda and Anthony Gill.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jul 2012

New genus of fish named after Richard Dawkins

Australian Museum Research Associate Rohan Pethiyagoda and coauthors have recently described a new genus of fish - Dawkinsia, named after evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 18 Jul 2012

This week in Fish: Bruce Robison and spawning Luderick

This week we were visited by Dr Bruce Robison from MBARI.  Bruce gave a fascinating presentation on deepwater animals.  Another highlight was watching footage of a Luderick spawning aggregation.  I had never before seen the colour change shown by the males.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 13 Jul 2012

This week in fish: Lots of movies

This week we added some great new movies from Ian Banks, the Serpent Project and two taken by me in South Australia.  The week also had a distinctly 'sunfishy flavour'. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 06 Jul 2012

Sharks feeding on a whale carcase

This amazing footage was taken near Warroora Station, Western Australia.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 25 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: YouTube movie links

The site now allows embedding of movies from Youtube!  This week we have added two movies from Ian Banks and another that shows a rare Sharptail Sunfish. We were really pleased to be able to add images of Painted Sweetlip that showed the changes that occur as the fish matures. A fantastic image of a Threadfin Dragonfish by AM photographer Stuart Humphreys was the icing on the cake. Thank you as always to everyone who contributed during the week.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 22 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: Variable Snake Blenny

This week we added an image of an adult Black Pomfret to go with the great shots of the juvenile that we added last week.  Thanks everyone for your contributions.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 15 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: New website online

It's been quite a wait, but the new-look Australian Museum website is online and plenty of new content has been added since the last Fish Bits post.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 08 Jun 2012

This week in Fish: Stephanie and Spadenose Clingfish

The highlights of the week were the commencement of a new stint of employment for Stephanie Baccarella and the arrival of two specimens of Spearfish Remora. The Spearfish Remora is a pale pink fish that uses its sucking disc to attach to the gills of marlin and spearfish. These specimens are the first for the collection and will definitely feature on the website soon. There is still so much to learn about Australian fishes!  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 05 Apr 2012