Dr Hiroyuki Motomura (dark blue shirt, standing in photo), and 7 of his students from the Kagoshima University Museum examined many specimens in the fish collection. Hiro has visited on a number of previous occasions. He is an Australian Museum Research Associate and world expert on the scorpionfishes. The students and their taxa of research are as follows:
Ayumi Bandai (back, centre) - Mullidae (goatfishes), Byeol Jeong (red shirt) - Soleidae (soles), Satokuni Tashiro (black shirt, seated) - Tripterygiidae (triple fins), Sirikanya Chungthanawong (back right) - Tetrarogidae (wasp fishes), Tomohiro Yoshida (blue shirt)- Apogonidae (cardinal fishes), Tomoki Inaba (striped shirt) - Synanceiidae, Inimicus (stinger fishes), Yoshino Fukui (back, second from right) - Labridae (wrasses)
Prior to their visit to the Australian Museum they examined fish specimens at the Western Australian Museum. After leaving the Australian Museum 5 students travelled to Brisbane to work at the Queensland Museum and two went to Darwin to work at the Northern Territory Museum.
Image: Mark McGrouther
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