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  • Life Histories of NSW Marine and Estuarine Fishes

    In NSW, we know the life histories and habitat requirements for few species. It is the goal of this project to help fill those gaps. In short, this project involves systematic, ecological and behavioural research.

  • Fish Fieldwork - Central Coast, New South Wales, 2007

    For three days in early May 2007, staff of the Fish Department conducted joint fieldwork with Marine Invertebrates staff around Umina on the central New South Wales coast.

    We collected fishes at six locations under a permit issued by NSW DPI Fisheries. The specimens have now been incorporated into the fish collection and have helped to improve our knowledge of the fishes of the New South Wales coast.

    One of the interesting finds was a specimen of a new species of scorpionfish that is currently being described by Australian Museum Research Associate, Dr Hiroyuki Motomura.

    The specimens are now registered in the Fish Collection and available via loans to researchers worldwide.

  • Swimming with the big fish, studying the small

    Imagine trying to track in the open seas the migration of fishes that are only a few millimetres to a centimetre long.

  • Bluebottle-fish, Nomeus gronovii (Gmelin, 1789)

    Young Bluebottle-fish are pelagic, but adults are demersal. The juveniles live among the tentacles of the blue bottle, Physalia,

  • Fish Tongue Biters: more than just one of a kind

    Meet Smenispa irregularis, one of more than 100 different species of crustacean isopods found lurking in the mouths of fishes.

  • Fish FAQ - What is the second smallest species of fish?

    In July 2004, the Dwarf Goby was usurped as the smallest fish by the Stout Floater.

  • This week in Fish: Welcome to the 'fish doctor'

    The 'fish doctor' has been working in the collection this week. PhD student Melissa Martin works on fish doctors, a group of fish parasites also known as fish lice and tongue biters.  Rob Harcourt sent some action shots of an Eastern Angelshark having its fate 'sealed'.  Thanks to everyone who contributed.

  • This week in Fish: Moorish Idols and sponge eaters

    This week we feature two more movies of Kermadec Islands fishes and we ask the question "Which fishes eat sponges?".

  • Fish Fieldwork - North-eastern New South Wales, November - December 2002

    Following on from the success of the fieldtrip to north-eastern New South Wales in March 2002, a second trip to the region was conducted from 29 November to 13 December 2002.

  • Fish Fieldwork - Outer Great Barrier Reef Fish Survey, 1993

    In Jan - Feb, 1993, staff from the Australian Museum (S. Keable, J. Leis, M. McGrouther, S. Reader and T. Trnski), Northern Territory Museum (H. Larson) and the Field Museum Chicago, (M. Hale and M. Westneat) joined forces to survey a huge and remote area of the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and the northern Coral Sea.

  • This week in Fish: Electric rays and tsunami hoax

    This week we are excited to announce that an RSS feed has been added to Fish Bits.  Content can now come directly to you.  As usual, some great images have been added to the site.  Thanks to all.

  • This week in Fish: BBC Life and Banggai Cardinalfish

    This week we supplemented some of the magnificent BBC Life footage with additional images and information.  A host of new movies and images were added, including a fantastic image of two beautiful Banggai Cardinalfish.

  • Larval supply and settlement success of estuary-dependent fishes

    "Many coastal marine fish species that are targeted by commercial and recreational fishers have an estuary-dependent juvenile phase."

  • This week in Fish: Mystery skeleton and great images

    This week the international fish community worked together to identify a very strange skeleton.  Some beautiful new images have been added to the site, notably those of a Whale Shark and Fimbriate Moray.  We are also delighted to be able to show an image of a very rare tapetail (baby whalefish) taken by divers in Bali.  The text for another 48 pages has been migrated from the old site!

  • A coral-reef fish with large, fast, conspicuous larvae and small, cryptic adults

    In most coral reef fishes, larvae are tiny and transparent, and adults large and boldly coloured – but in one species, the opposite is true.