Blue Angelfish out of range

Martin Crossley has done it again!
Here's another fish observed well south of its recognised range.
The Blue Angelfish, Pomacanthus semicirculatus, is 'officially' recorded south to the Houtman Abrolhos Islands in Western Australia (28°30'S). Martin's observation at Rottnest Island is roughly 400 km south of this (32°02'S).
Thank you Martin for bringing the observation to my attention.
Publicado el 30 de diciembre de 2022 a las 04:02 AM por markmcg markmcg


Is it just this particular angelfish or the semicircle angelfish also hadn't been recorded that far south? Just spotted it yesterday at 3:25 of this guy's video: . Not sure if he's on iNat...

Anotado por buggersofoz hace más de un año

Just realised it's the same species, apologies for a double comment, have ID'd it using Google Lens, go too excited, this guy posted a video one year ago already! I've commented it encouraging him to record it on iNat.

Anotado por buggersofoz hace más de un año

Thanks for your comments @buggersofoz. I see the Blue Angelfish at 3:25 in the video. Good to see that the observation made by @jmartincrossley is supported by another observation from Rottnesst Island. Thank you for suggesting that DangoesOz joins iNaturalist. It would be great to have him on board. I realised that I didn't give the scientific name of the Blue Angelfish in the post. I've added it now. Thanks again.

Anotado por markmcg hace más de un año

Well done @jmartincrossley. An excellent observation.

Anotado por harryrosenthal hace más de un año

Thanks guys, lets hope for some great viz and more opportunities to demonstrate the good of citizen science. Wishing you and your's all the best for 2023

Anotado por jmartincrossley hace más de un año

Well done Martin. What a beautiful fish. Glad you saw it. Ken

Anotado por ken_flan hace más de un año

Great sighting Martin. Redmap received reports of earlier life stages in 2016 and 17, perhaps same recruitment event if not same individual? Cheers, Barrett

Anotado por bwwolfe hace más de un año

And another observation at Rottnest -

Anotado por markmcg hace más de un año

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