This Week in Fish: John Hits the Hall of Fame

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 09 Aug 2013

This week we are delighted to announce that one of our own has been awarded a high honour.  We also welcomed a Brazilian shark researcher.

Dr John Paxton

Dr John Paxton
Photographer: Stuart Humphreys © Australian Museum

Breaking news:

Senior Research Fellow Dr John Paxton has been honoured by inclusion in the Australian Society for Fish Biology Hall of Fame.  This award celebrates John's huge contribution to the knowledge and understanding of Australia's fish fauna.  Few people have eighteen species and one genus named in their honour! View more on the ASFB website.

New images:

As always we are very grateful for the generosity of the photographers who have allowed their images to be used on the site. Thank you!

Banjofish caught off Ballina
Banjofish, Banjos banjos
Basking Shark denticles
Juvenile Warty Anglerfish
Redbanded Grubfish from Fraser Seamount
Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata
Scalytail Toadfish, Torquigener squamicauda
Spangled Emperor in Cabbage Tree Bay

New fact sheets:

Mozambique Seabream, Wattsia mossambica
Paradise Threadfin Bream, Pentapodus paradiseus
Red Emperor, Lutjanus sebae
Redbanded Grubfish, Parapercis binivirgata

New visitor:

Shark researcher Flávia Petean is from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.  She will be spending three weeks examining Cookiecutter Shark specimens from the fish collection.

Tags hall of fame, John Paxton, Flavia Petean, Banjofish, Basking Shark denticles, Warty Anglerfish, juvenile, Parapercis binivirgata, Redbanded Grubfish, Torquigener squamicauda, Scalytail Toadfish, Spangled Emperor,