Diario del proyecto Australasian fishes

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07 de diciembre de 2022

200,000 observations - Woohoo!

The Australasian Fishes Project has cracked a huge milestone. Our project has passed 200,000 observations.
It happened so fast, I missed it, as evidenced by the image above which shows the number of observations to be 200,003.
I give you all a hearty virtual pat on the back. Thank you so much for your contribution which has built not only an impressive database but also a great online community.
The graph below shows the growth in number of observations over time. As you can see the project is going from strength to strength.
Keep up the great work team! :)
Publicado el 07 de diciembre de 2022 a las 05:28 AM por markmcg markmcg | 4 comentarios | Deja un comentario

12 de diciembre de 2022

Hookcheek Dwarfgoby - a new Australian record

In the lead-up to Christmas, I'm very pleased to let you know about another new fish record for Australia.
Anne Hoggett, Director of the Lizard Island Research Station, photographed a small goby in February 2018 and uploaded the observation in June 2020.
There was a fair amount of discussion about the identification of the fish in Anne's observation. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/48519678
South Australian Museum fish guy @rfoster was the first to identify the fish as Eviota ancora. Australian Museum Senior Fellow and goby expert Doug Hoese confirmed the identification.
In addition to this record from Lizard Island, the species is also known from Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. View the species factsheet at Fishbase, https://fishbase.net.br/summary/Eviota-ancora.html.
Anne's observation of the Hookcheek Dwarfgoby, along with hundreds of other records can also be viewed in the Lizard Island Field Guide. http://lifg.australianmuseum.net.au/Group.html?groupId=6xrC9lae
Publicado el 12 de diciembre de 2022 a las 06:20 AM por markmcg markmcg | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

30 de diciembre de 2022

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 | 8 comentarios | Deja un comentario