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Aug 23

August 23, 2015

The wonderful and diverse syngnathids of Normanville, South Australia

I am a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences where I study the evolutionary relationships among seahorse, seadragons, and pipefish in the family Syngnathidae. I employ DNA sequencing, morphological characters, and underwater photography to gain a better understanding of these relationships which are largely unresolved in this family, and therefore is in need of a major revision which will help in the management and conservation of these fishes. Australia, and in particular Southern Australia, is a major hotspot…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2015

European shore crab (Carcinus maenus) at Marino Rocks - Dan Monceaux 2015

Invasive marine species in South Australia

Since first learning about marine biosecurity and the translocation of marine species from one region’s waters to another via commercial shipping and recreational boating, I’ve come to recognise a few of our locally found invasive species. This summer I’ve added another invasive species to the list of alien organisms I’ve found while rock-pooling, beach walking or snorkeling along SA’s coast. The most conspicuous invasive to be found in SA (in my experience) is the European fan worm. Not one to keep a…

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Feb 7

February 7, 2015

Juvenile flounder, Glenelg North - Dan Monceaux 2015

Confounded by flounder in South Australian waters

During a walk through the shallows at Glenelg North beach after 9.30 pm last night, in knee-deep water, Emma and I were delighted to spot a numbers of small (likely juvenile) flounder. The animals were each less than 10 cm in length and sported fine, uniform sandy patterns which allowed them to practically disappear on pale, sandy bottom. When startled by our lights or movement, the animals escaped swiftly, hugging the contours of the sandy ‘dunes’. On settling, they would sometimes shuffle into the…

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Mar 1

March 1, 1997

Old Wives

Fish species seen on Dredge and Barge wrecks off Glenelg (1988-1996)

Below is a list of fish species sighted by Society member David Muirhead on the Dredge and Barge wrecks off of Glenelg between 1988 and 1996. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES Boarfish, Brown-spotted Pentacerotidae Paristiopterus gallipavo Boarfish, Long-snouted Pentacerotidae Pentaceropsis recurvirostris Bullseye, Common Pempheridae Liopempheris multiradiata Catfish, Estuary Plotosidae Cnidoglanis macrocephalus Coral Fish Chaetodontidae Chelmonops truncatus Cowfish, Shaw’s Ostraciidae Aracana aurita Drummer, Silver Kyphosidae Kyphosus sydneyanus Flathead, Dusky Platycephalidae Platycephalus fuscus Flathead, Tassel-snouted Platycephalidae Thysanophrys cirronasus Garfish, SA Hemiramphidae Hyporamphus…

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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Western Talma MLSSA

Species list: Bony fishes of Upper Spencer Gulf

Below is a list of fish species sighted by Society member Ian Healy in the Upper Spencer Gulf region prior to 1992. COMMON NAME FAMILY GENUS SPECIES Boarfish, Long-snouted Pentacerotidae Pentaceropsis recurvirostris Cardinal, Southern Apogonidae Vincentia conspersa Coral Fish Chaetodontidae Chelmonops truncatus Cowfish, Shaw’s Ostraciidae Aracana aurita Cowfish, Ornate Ostraciidae Aracana ornata Drummer, Silver Kyphosidae Kyphosus sydneyanus Flathead Platycephalidae Platycephalus Garfish Hemiramphidae Hyporamphus Globe Fish Diodontidae Diodon nicthemerus Goatfish, Blue-spotted Mullidae Upeneicthys vlamingii Goby Gobiidae Grubfish, Wavy Mugiloididae Parapercis haackei Gurnard…

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