Search results for "fishes"

  • Frequently asked questions about fishes

    Australian Museum staff are frequently asked questions about fishes. The FAQ list gives the answers to some of those questions.

  • This week in Fish: New fish list

    This week we began work on a new fish list that will facilitate better access to pages.  We welcome two new visitors and take you on a tour of part of the fish collection.

  • This week in Fish: Purple Flying Gurnard

    It's been a short week but a productive one.  Some beautiful images were added and work continues on the 'master fish list' for the site.  Best wishes to all for the Festive Season!  Thanks one and all for your contributions throughout the year.

  • This week in Fish: Flatworm mimic and shark teeth

    This week we show an amazing example of mimicry.  We feature a range of shark teeth, look at a Tubemouth and show images of larval sole.  Thank you as always to all contributors.

  • This week in fish: Steen and the Spookfish

    The content of this post actually covers a little more than one week.  The addition of web content was interrupted last week because we spent four days in Townsville attending the 2011 Australian Society for Fish Biology annual conference and collections workshop.  There is a feast of fishy content listed below.

  • This week in Fish: Fantastic fish feeding footage

    This week we show footage of Marlin, whales and seals feeding. There is also great footage of sharks and an Oilfish from the Coral Sea.

  • Regional guides to fishes

    The books listed below contain information on Australian fishes.

  • Systematics of fish larvae from the tropical Indo-Pacific and temperate Australia

    Systematics is the study of identification, classification and nomenclature of organisms.

  • This week in Fish: Small fishes and shark ageing

    This week we feature a blog post on Dr Jeff Leis' research.  We show you how to age a shark by examining its backbone and present an image of a juvenile fish collected in French Polynesia, along with the net that collected it.  We welcome Dr Barry Russell, who is currently visiting the Fish Section to further his research on lizardfishes.

  • This week in Fish: Tasselled Anglerfish and rockclimbing fish

    This week we feature a fantastic image of the Tasselled Anglerfish, we watch a Blackspot Tuskfish doing its thing, look at juvenile fish rockclimbing and as always point to new fishy content.

  • This week in Fish: Find a fish launched

    I don't mind saying that I'm pretty excited to be able to announce that the new Find a Fish page is online. Working on this page (and those that sit beneath it) has consumed more of my evenings than I would like to admit.  In addition, as always, some great images were added. Thanks troops!

  • What is the deepest-living fish?

    The deepsea has long held a fascination for people.  What is the 'fishy depth record'?

  • This week in Fish: Flyingfishes in flight

    This week we feature some lovely images of flying fishes in flight ... or should I say glide?  There are images of a larval surgeonfish, a gudgeon in freshwater and a selection of fishes caught on hook and line.  Thank you as always to all our contributors.

  • This week in Fish: Mr Blobby on the Gruen Transfer

    The big news for the week was the starring role that Mr Blobby played on the opening show of The Gruen Transfer.  Additions to the site include some pretty 'nasty' images of damage inflicted by a Smalltooth Cookie Cutter Shark, new fieldwork galleries and finally an image of the mouth of a lamprey.

  • This week in Fish: A lost Mozambique Seabream

    It has been a big week.  Highlights include the receipt of a Mozambique Seabream that was caught in a surprising location and a fact sheet about an unusual habitat for small fishes - sea slugs.