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Whitespotted Anglerfish (Phyllophryne scortea)

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icyvovo

Date

January 15, 2022 07:02 AM ACDT

Description

Found in tidal pool

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manfdot

Date

August 27, 2015 12:21 PM ACST

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manfdot

Date

August 27, 2015 12:09 PM ACST

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Witchetty Bush (Acacia kempeana)

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manfdot

Date

August 27, 2015 11:37 AM ACST

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Hairy Bur-Daisy (Calotis hispidula)

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manfdot

Date

August 27, 2015 12:11 PM ACST

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Scarlet Cardinalfish (Vincentia badia)

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davemmdave

Date

January 18, 2022 12:32 PM ACDT

Description

Small sickly looking or at least unusual looking cardinalfish that was revealed when I moved a small sheet of rusted jetty junk. Limited image quality unfortunately. I wondered why the dorsal head seemed asymmetric L vs R, but couldn't decide if any parasites were present or had previously ulcerated the head and upper body. Probably the fish was simply in cryptic resting mode (day dive and the 2 contenders-conspersa and badia-are nocturnally active.Anyway I saw only the one Vincentia genus individual despite doing prolonged dives under the jetty on 2 consecutive days.
UPDATE EDIT *
I've had another look on bigger screen and I am now quite sure that the cardinalfish is in client mode and being actively cleaned by at least two western cleaner Clingfish (!)
Which is my first host client encounter (that I can recall, but I am fairly sure this is indeed a 1st for me) between a Vincentia genus member fish and WCCs.

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dsm

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manfdot

Date

August 31, 2016 10:08 AM ACST

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anthonypaul

Date

January 16, 2022 10:55 AM ACDT

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Yellowstriped Leatherjacket (Meuschenia flavolineata)

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jmartincrossley

Date

January 14, 2022 02:12 PM AWST

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Western Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria griseogularis)

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deans_beaver

Date

July 24, 2016 10:03 AM AWST

Description

Jarrah/ Marri habitat , winter2016

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Pom Pom (Ptilotus manglesii)

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deans_beaver

Date

September 24, 2015 11:00 AM AWST

Description

Semi-arid habitat , open grassy area , Spring 2015

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Scarlet Robin (Petroica boodang)

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deans_beaver

Date

July 23, 2016 12:00 PM AWST

Description

Male Scarlet Robin , Jarrah/Marri habitat , nearby to water course and pool

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Narungga Frogfish (Histiophryne narungga)

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mtank

Date

January 11, 2022 04:44 PM ACDT

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Krefft's Frillgoby (Bathygobius krefftii)

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davemmdave

Date

December 8, 2011 01:47 AM ACDT

Description

3 pics of a courting pair(edit later='or 2 males in territorial dispute' per Sascha's comment below) via shallow snorkel.Depth is ~25 cm(!)

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Warty Prowfish (Aetapcus maculatus)

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clairebrooks1

Date

January 12, 2022 12:01 PM AEDT

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

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martinlagerwey

Date

January 13, 2022 08:37 AM AEDT

Description

This image is by Geoff Walker.
This is Tropis armata based on https://www.ento.csiro.au/biology/cerambycidae/info_pages/Tropis.html

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martinlagerwey

Date

January 1, 2022 08:06 AM AEDT

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Smooth-handed Crab (Pilumnopeus serratifrons)

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renecampbell

Date

January 9, 2022 02:06 PM ACDT

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Knifesnout Pipefish (Hypselognathus rostratus)

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oceanicshelley

Date

December 10, 2021 01:42 PM ACDT

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oceanicshelley

Date

January 12, 2022 10:38 AM UTC

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oceanicshelley

Date

January 12, 2022 10:13 AM UTC

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Green Coral (Plesiastrea versipora)

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oceanicshelley

Date

January 12, 2022 10:32 AM UTC

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Green Coral (Plesiastrea versipora)

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oceanicshelley

Date

January 12, 2022 09:46 AM UTC

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Mulga Parrot (Psephotus varius)

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knicolson

Date

January 8, 2022 10:41 AM ACDT

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South Australian Cobbler (Gymnapistes marmoratus)

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bradcrook

Date

December 30, 2021 10:00 PM ACDT

Place

Town Jetty (Google, OSM)

Description

First one I've seen with a bright yellow fin.

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bradcrook

Date

January 1, 2022 04:02 PM UTC

Place

Town Jetty (Google, OSM)

Description

Roughly 10cm long

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Whitespotted Anglerfish (Phyllophryne scortea)

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bradcrook

Date

January 7, 2022 02:33 PM ACDT

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Yellow-plumed Honeyeater (Ptilotula ornata)

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knicolson

Date

January 8, 2022 10:15 AM ACDT

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Purple-backed Fairywren (Malurus assimilis)

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knicolson

Date

January 8, 2022 09:47 AM ACDT

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karenweaving62

Date

January 8, 2022 05:14 PM ACDT

Description

multiple observations around location, on regrowth of E. leucoxylon, after recently burnt , Kersbrook, SA, Australia

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Winged and Once-winged Insects (Subclass Pterygota)

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karenweaving62

Date

January 8, 2022 04:57 PM ACDT

Description

on E. leucoxylon leaves regrowth after fire in area, Kersbrook, SA, Australia

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Spotted Sea Star (Nectria ocellata)

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davemmdave

Date

January 9, 2022 01:48 PM ACDT

Description

Several seen this dive. This one is on one of the stardropper markers helping divers navigate between the two jetties.

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dsm

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Bight Heath Dragon (Ctenophorus chapmani)

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aretallack

Date

January 5, 2022 12:58 PM UTC

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bec9

Date

January 3, 2022 12:36 PM ACDT

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Bryozoans (Phylum Bryozoa)

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wamoz

Date

August 9, 2019 03:55 PM ACST

Description

Found on some plastic milk crates that had washed-up.
Encrusting Bryozoan amongst coral (image #2).
(Separate posting for Culicia coral - see https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/30469004)

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jade_annise

Date

January 23, 2016

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What

Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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jade_annise

Date

January 14, 2016

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claudiarose

Date

December 29, 2021 03:29 PM AEDT

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Net-Sponges (Genus Clathrina)

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davemmdave

Date

November 5, 2010 07:42 PM ACDT

Description

Found copious numbers of these lemon yellow 'colonies' during a snorkel off base of cliffs.They were in depths of ~1 m to ~5 m.Attached/anchored directly to rock or to sessile invertebrates and algae coating rocks,mainly along upper edges of ledges and overhangs but some were quite exposed. Color was very consistent.They looked and felt soft but were not at all traumatised by the moderately strong swells, and the most surge-prone areas had as many or more than the more sheltered bits of this shallow subtidal high relief terrain. They were all gone within about a week or three at most(I revisited at least once within that time),so I even had a niggling suspicion they were molluscan egg masses, but zooming always shows typical sponge features.

  • OF INTEREST PERHAPS: I've rarely if ever seen this taxon,there or anywhere, in the years since , nor found similar images in books,so now I wonder ,were they an ephemeral seasonal appearance of an introduced/exotic sponge species?? *

At first sight I thought they were either fast-growing ascidians or perhaps peculiar sponges.It turns out they are some type of sponge(Another belated thank you to marine biologist Janine: yet another ID revisit by davemmdave to occupy your time!) Sponges were the obvious phylum all along, but I made hard work of that very basic ID, mainly by letting myself be overly influenced by their very short lifespan. They came and went in such a short time that sponges dropped down my list(assuming -as I also did- that these things had not been there for months prior to my noticing them).

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davemmdave

Date

July 24, 2021 06:24 PM ACST

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Brushtail Pipefish (Leptoichthys fistularius)

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scubawayne

Date

December 28, 2021 12:01 PM ACDT

Description

note the parasite on it's head

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False Grass-Poly (Lythrum junceum)

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reiner

Date

December 23, 2021 09:46 AM AEDT

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What

Spined Citrus Bug (Biprorulus bibax)

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dgm112

Date

April 28, 2011 01:38 PM ACST

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davemmdave

Date

June 2019

Description

Collected under permit using handnet in the lower Onkaparinga River estuary, but kept alive in chilly seawater from collection site and photographed at Normanville.

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davemmdave

Date

December 18, 2018 12:55 PM ACDT

Description

SMITH BAY boat dive.

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marinejanine

Date

December 16, 2020 12:16 PM ACDT

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davemmdave

Date

February 11, 2021 01:59 PM ACDT

Description

I found only one of these very small and highly cryptic shrimps, on eel-grass .(I suspect the shrimp deliberately kept on its exoskeleton a few flecks of *'crap' for even better disguise ( * =the mucoid detritus, silt +/- diminutive 'slimy' algae, bryozoans, cnidarians, or whatever the almost ubiquitous ,semi-transparent sludge coating everything was comprised of. This site truly does deserve the term MUCK DIVE).

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Southern Hulafish (Trachinops caudimaculatus)

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w_martin

Date

December 28, 2021 01:33 PM AEDT

Description

Wooley Reef

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w_martin

Date

December 28, 2021 01:28 PM AEDT

Description

Wooley Reef

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paul_isotope

Date

October 23, 2021 08:28 PM AEDT

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Native Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza acanthocarpa)

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reiner

Date

December 20, 2021 09:33 AM AEDT

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Horsfield's Bronze-Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx basalis)

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davemmdave

Date

December 29, 2021 11:20 AM ACDT

Description

Juvenile which was being fed by at least two superb fairywrens. (Images 5 and 6 each include a female superb fairywren, and I witnessed actual feeding via mouth to mouth food transfer but was unable to catch that on camera).

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Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

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kushi79

Date

October 17, 2020 03:55 AM ACDT

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davidsando

Date

December 27, 2021 07:05 AM ACDT

Description

hole with plug in open position

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Harlequin Mistletoe (Lysiana exocarpi)

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davemmdave

Date

December 2021

Description

Selfset local provenance Mistletoe on a small but mature local provenance Allocasuarina verticillata tree. Hooray, I feel this is another step along the way towards this private residential garden becoming a true Wirra, which is what we set out to achieve many decades ago (but I don't kid myself that it will ever really reach that point in my lifetime...).

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Shorthead Seahorse (Hippocampus breviceps)

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mannykatz

Date

December 2021

Description

Dec 23rd, 2021

Compass heading taken of 270° out from beach, located at first shoreline access spot when entering Coffin Bay.

Taken at 4.5m avg. depth @approx 1:30 pm.

Iow tide -> high tide

Near center of channel.

Not 100% sure if this is a Shorthead Seahorse, but it was the closest looking specie I could find.

Manny Katz
Coffin Bay Scuba Co.
0401811020

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Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus)

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davidsando

Date

December 21, 2021 01:41 PM ACDT

Description

juvenile

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Deepbody Pipefish (Kaupus costatus)

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danimations

Date

December 26, 2018 01:46 PM ACDT

Description

Single individual drifting in strong tidal flow. Note proximity to fishing jetty. Animal was first sighted holding a vertical position in mid-water. It then swam to the surface and adopted a horizontal position, before I lost the subject behind a jetty pile. We were both drifting!

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Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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davemmdave

Date

December 22, 2021 01:30 PM ACDT

Description

Note the eggs being tended by the adult WCC.
I have seen this scenario at least once before.
I surmise that this species when reproducing necessarily adopts disparate roles. The breeding pair may take turns minding the eggs (clearly visible on some of these shots, and the fish is snuggled alongside the small cluster of speckled egg mass),while the other continues to provide cleaning services in order to maintain food intake. But the cleaning station has to be near, but separate from the site chosen for the eggs, to avoid the possibility that a client might eat the eggs while being cleaned or while awaiting a clean. Support for this hypothesis was the absence of any clients from the immediate proximity of the stalked ascidian, while I watched for some minutes. Concurrently there were very active WCC stations within a few metres, being visited by numerous clients including sweep zebrafish drummer and wrasses This is in the middle of the shadiest part of the TJunction at low tide.

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Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)

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andybirder

Date

January 8, 2009 11:43 PM HST

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Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax)

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andybirder

Date

January 8, 2009 08:57 PM HST

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Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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davemmdave

Date

March 20, 2019 03:37 PM ACDT

Description

SMITH BAY dive from catamaran Arriba.
An interesting photo for me,as it not only shows the subject Western Cleaner Clingfish in a typical pose on a type of sponge often used as stations by Western Cleaner Clingfish ,but it also shows a very small juvenile Blackspotted Wrasse ,which is a species of wrasse for which the juveniles are well documented as hosts i.e. as cleaners of various other reef fish species. And both these disparate host species are very near each other, @ ~ center of image, suggesting they are cooperating in utilizing that sponge as a station from which to advertise their services.

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Slender Weed Whiting (Siphonognathus attenuatus)

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davemmdave

Date

January 18, 2008

Description

Image may be a resubmission but if so the 1st used the pipefish as Subject.
Solo shore dive at Syngnathid Hotspot Normanville.
The Subject Slender Weed Whiting is on LHS and is adolescent or young adult. While I can't be sure, it may be providing cleaner host services to the Stigmatopora sp pipefish (which is considerably longer but not much thicker).
Mainly at this location I've often seen Slender Weed Whiting in close proximity to a variety of pipefish species, and have for many years strongly suspected that the species ( perhaps mainly as juveniles but that's largely speculation) provides occasional cleaning services for the sorts of pipefish commonly found at Syngnathid Hotspot. (Mainly pipefish adapted for shallow subtidal areas of seagrass ,sand/silt/rubble and intergrades eg areas of mainly bare sand with numerous infaunal worms ,with occasional small seagrass outlier clumps. It is in and near the outlier clumps that I've commonly seen Slender Weed Whiting cohabiting with pipefish, and not uncommonly both are very reluctant to leave their shared clump. Even though predation risk is often minimal due slack tide and excellent visibility. This all makes a host client relationship likely but several caveats remain.

1:Said clumps also often harbour grass Clingfish, themselves likely to be hosts.

2:Such outliers will usually have the highest densities of mysids around them (which pipefish eat and maybe so do Slender Weed Whiting and perhaps grass Clingfish?).

3:I still don't have images showing direct contact between Slender Weed Whiting and any client species.

Apologies if I have said all the above in earlier submissions.

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Southern Pygmy Pipehorse (Idiotropiscis australe)

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davemmdave

Date

February 2016

Description

Cryptic++,in all images.Single fish.

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Walckenaer's Studded Triangular Spider (Arkys walckenaeri)

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sherew

Date

November 2, 2019 05:02 PM UTC

Description

Very tiny 2mm.

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davidsando

Date

December 16, 2021 10:17 AM ACDT

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davemmdave

Date

May 6, 2019 08:59 PM ACST

Description

Could be a mauve to vermilion sponge but I'm guessing its an ascidian.On pile of footbridge.

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dsm

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Moonlighter (Tilodon sexfasciatus)

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davemmdave

Date

December 13, 2021 12:32 PM ACDT

Description

Subject is a juvenile to R of centre in the uncropped frame. I will add a cropped version but the wider version clearly suggests that the line of quite big dark sponges in upper frame is a group of cleaning stations and could be considered almost as a coalescence of multiple stations into one highly visible and appealing "giant cleaning station ",which is ideally situated within sight of both the actual t Junction and the approach to it. Certainly much cleaning occurs in and near these mildly elevated sponges. The juvenile Blackspotted wrasses, like juvenile moonlighters, are known for being facultative(opportunistic or part time) cleaners of other reef fish. Both-as juveniles-are frequently encountered very close to western cleaner Clingfish stations when the action is happening, and the probable basis is some degree of mutualism. The differences in size and the difference in mouth anatomy between the 3 host species makes it likely that each host can complement the work of the others, by being able to remove bigger parasites (in the case of the wrasses especially) while the smallest-western cleaner Clingfish- are unique among the 3 in being able to get right inside the client's mouth and gills where many tasty parasites are otherwise safe from predation by larger cleaner hosts.
NB: I've just realised there's also at least one small juvenile Western Talma in image 1, hard to see due poor contrast. Small juvenile Western Talmas are also known to occasionally provide cleaning services for larger reef fish.

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Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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scubawayne

Date

December 5, 2021 12:16 PM ACDT

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Verco's Nudibranch (Tambja verconis)

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scubawayne

Date

November 17, 2021 04:34 PM ACDT

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Clown Doris (Ceratosoma amoenum)

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scubawayne

Date

November 17, 2021 04:27 PM ACDT

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johneichler

Date

December 11, 2021 11:32 AM AEDT

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Wasp-mimic Spiders (Genus Ocrisiona)

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ekwinter

Date

January 1, 2000 12:00 AM ACDT

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Dwarf Wedge-Pea (Gompholobium ecostatum)

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robkar

Date

December 9, 2021 03:47 PM ACDT

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Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

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davemmdave

Date

December 5, 2021 12:57 PM ACDT

Description

Indeed, there is at least one (feasibly 2!) of these hosts on the young western talma featured in my previous submission.
Not easy to see but definitely there on top of the snout. I didn't notice it while diving only when reviewing my photos post dive. Retrospective discovery of one or more WCCs on a subject fish is a common theme among even seasoned divers (many of whom, like me, blame aging visual acuity...because none of us are lazy ,unobservant nor imperfect...😇😅)

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Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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lockhart_tynan

Date

November 30, 2021 07:23 PM ACDT

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jenny8593

Date

December 2021

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

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Anemone Stinkhorn Fungus (Aseroe rubra)

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brodzmum

Date

March 30, 2021

Description

This one got me hooked on searching for fungi on all my walks

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nedfisher

Date

November 6, 2021 11:21 AM ACDT

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rafi1

Date

December 8, 2015 09:45 AM IST

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Blue Pincushion (Brunonia australis)

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lillian78

Date

November 2021

Description

Very purple flowers with iridescent blue/green moth pollinating.

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Blue Spike Milkwort (Comesperma calymega)

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lillian78

Date

November 2021

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Red-spotted Delicate (Epicyme rubropunctaria)

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stephen169

Date

November 2021

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Diamond Firetail (Stagonopleura guttata)

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bioshots_jm

Date

November 21, 2021 02:56 PM UTC

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reiner

Date

November 22, 2021 11:46 AM AEDT

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Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)

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shanes

Date

October 19, 2021 01:58 PM UTC

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Wattle Gall Rusts (Genus Uromycladium)

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jimbobo

Date

November 18, 2021 02:21 PM HST

Description

Host plant, Exocarpos cupressiformis.

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lochiecharlton

Date

November 24, 2021 12:53 PM ACDT

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marinejanine

Date

November 6, 2021 02:40 PM ACDT

Description

Chromodoris alternata. Two individuals approx. 15mm long. On side of shallow subtidal rocks. Black food sponge Dictyodendrilla not observed in the vicinity.

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Southern Reef Squid (Sepioteuthis australis)

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marinejanine

Date

November 22, 2021 12:37 PM ACDT

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kenty_8881

Date

November 2021

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Port Phillip Pipefish (Vanacampus phillipi)

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belindabatts

Date

March 17, 2018 12:00 AM ACDT

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Eared Seals (Family Otariidae)

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lunch33

Date

August 2021

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Schellenberg's Soldier Bug (Oechalia schellenbergii)

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adelle4

Date

November 18, 2021 03:58 PM ACDT

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mtank

Date

November 17, 2021 11:09 AM ACDT

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discoslug

Date

May 17, 2020 04:27 PM ACST

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Spiny Pachymorpha (Pachymorpha spinosa)

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owen65

Date

October 2, 2021 06:56 PM ACST

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Frosted Goosefoot (Chenopodium desertorum)

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xela_notsni

Date

December 27, 2020 11:19 PM ACDT

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Swift Rock Dragon (Ctenophorus modestus)

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ellurasanctuary

Date

November 4, 2021

Description

Looks gravid

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ellurasanctuary

Date

November 4, 2021