Brushtail pipefish

South Australian marine species lists

One of the popular features of the Marine Life Society of South Australia’s former website (prior to 2014) was its Photo Index of local species.

As of 2015, MLSSA has started developing a series of species lists which will ultimately feature images from the Photo Index collection.

The end result is intended to be an illustrated online guide to assist with species identification, and also provide a gateway for people to conveniently add sighting records to the Atlas of Living Australia.

Several preliminary lists have been drafted in 2014 and 2015. They include:


Bony fishes Marine mammals Sharks, rays & skates
Flounder Dolphins & whales  Fiddler rays
Leatherjackets Seals & sea lions Hardnose skates
Pipefish Softnose skates
Seahorses Stingarees
Sunfish Wobbegongs


Cephalopods Crabs & Lobsters Echinoderms
Cuttlefish Snapping shrimp Seastars
Nautilus Spider crabs Urchins

Other lists

Species of conservation concern
Invasive species
Sea turtles

Last updated: 27 April 2015 – Dan Monceaux

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