Another new record for Sydney Harbour!

Henrick's observation of a juvenile Magpie Perch, Cheilodactylus nigripes, provides us with both a northern range extension (previously known to Kiama) and also a new record for Sydney Harbour!
This observation brings the Sydney Harbour species count to 596 and the number of morwong species to seven. View the Sydney Harbour species list on the Australian Museum website.
Magpie Perch occur in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this observation the Australian distribution of the species extended through temperate southern waters from to Albany, Western Australia to Kiama, New South Wales plus northern Tasmania.
Well done Henrick!
Publicado el 13 de septiembre de 2018 a las 04:24 AM por markmcg markmcg


Cheers :) @markmcg

Anotado por henrick hace casi 6 años

Great spotting Henrick. All the Collingwood supporters down here will be glad they are finally infiltrating into Sydney. All the best Ken.

Anotado por ken_flan hace casi 6 años

Haha! Thanks Ken :)

Anotado por henrick hace casi 6 años

FYI @jemina :)

Anotado por markmcg hace casi 6 años

Truly a well deserved recognition, most of us are looking for lost tropicals from the north, while you have an eye out for those coming from the south. You have illustrated that the "range-extension" door swings both ways.

Anotado por harryrosenthal hace casi 6 años

Cheers Harry. Always a good thing to keep in mind ;)

Anotado por henrick hace casi 6 años

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