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Clinton Duffy

Clinton holding a small Spotted Smoothhound (Rig), Mustelus lenticulatus.

Martin Stanley
© Martin Stanley and Clinton Duffy


Clinton is currently working on the taxonomy of Mustelus (Triakidae:Carcharhiniformes) occurring in New Zealand waters and the southern Norfolk Ridge, including re-description of the Spotted Smoothhound or Rig (Mustelus lenticulatus). The purpose of his visit to the Australian Museum was to collect comparative morphological data for the Gummy Shark (Mustelus antarcticus).

Clinton is a scientist at the Department of Conservation (DOC), New Zealand, he previously vistied the Australian Museum Fish Department in 2005 and 2008.

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