Search results for "'normal fish'"

  • Luderick, Girella tricuspidata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

    The Luderick is a very common coastal species in New South Wales waters. The species name, tricuspidata, refers to its flattened three-cusped teeth. The movie, below, shows one of the annual Luderick spawning aggregations at the Sand Pipe, Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland. The males have adopted a pale body colouration with a dark head.  They are closely following the 'ripe' females that have retained the 'normal' barred body pattern.

  • Australasian Gannet

    Australasian Gannets are expert fishers. They only stays under the water for about ten seconds, but the fish is normally swallowed before the bird reaches the surface.

  • Brier Shark, Deania calcea (Lowe, 1839)

    The Brier Shark is a deepwater species that lives on continental and insular slopes. The species is normally light or dark grey to dark brown.

  • Toxin glands of a Southern Peacock Sole


  • Stout Whiting, Sillago robusta Stead, 1908

    As its common name suggests, the Stout Whiting is a stockier species than the more common Sand Whiting.  The species is normally found in at depths between 10 m and 70 m, but juveniles and young fish often enter shallow estuaries.

  • Threadfin Emperor, Lethrinus genivittatus Valenciennes, 1830

    The Threadfin Emperor's second dorsal fin spine is longer than the other dorsal spines. The fish is normally light brown to greenish above and pale below often with 2 or 3 brown lines.  The sides have oblique brownish bars and a square black blotch above the pectoral fin.

  • Frill Shark in Japan

    The Frill Shark normally lives in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m. This fish was filmed alive (although most likely moribund) by Japanese divers.

  • Frill Shark movie

    The movie shows a Frill Shark filmed in shallow water in Japan.  The species normally occurs in oceanic waters at depths from 120 m to 1500 m.  It is very unusual to see one in shallow water.  The fish in the clip does not appear to be in good health, perhaps not surprisingly, it died after being captured and held in an aquarium.

  • Gummy Shark, Mustelus antarcticus Günther, 1870

    Gummy sharks are normally grey above and silvery-white below. The species grows to a length of 1.75 m.

  • MV Butai, Solomon Islands, 1998


  • White Shark teeth


  • Brier shark dorsal fin spine


  • Unidentified larval sole, Aseraggodes sp

    All adult flatfishes go through a larval phase. For at least part of this phase, the developing flatfish looks more like a "normal" fish. It swims in open water with its back uppermost and has eyes on either side of the head. The top image is a 4.0mm larval sole with its fins starting to develop, and one eye on either side of the head.

  • Head of an albino Brier Shark


  • Underside of the snout of an albino Brier Shark