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Observer

ellurasanctuary

Date

April 2, 2017

Description

~9mm long, excluding palps, etc.

We know them as Long-jawed Spiders, for obvious reasons 😉

Found under the top lip of her swimming pool by Kalinya Pulsford.

https://www.ellura.info/Arachnida.html#Tetragnatha-sp

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

July 23, 2022 01:03 PM ACST

Description

Was under a rock but stayed in easy view for almost a minute after being uncovered [same rock as the sculptured goby yet to be posted, and in several pics (being the 1st few I took of the goby straight after turning the rock; I didn't even notice the cephalopod till it moved away when the goby suddenly made a dash for safety) it can be seen nestled snugly beside the goby, which is interesting but I've no idea whether such behavior is known,or common].

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 14, 2020 11:56 AM ACST

Description

Quite common along sides of ledges and beneath shelves and gutters.

Tags

dsm

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What

Crested Pipefish (Histiogamphelus briggsii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

June 9, 2024 12:14 PM ACST

Description

Interesting encounter in interactive terms. The subject seems unfazed by the proximity of the Southern Keeled Octopus (doesn't prove that this Octopus species never eats Crested Pipefish, but maybe they usually don't, and pipes generally wouldn't rate highly in protein calorie density cw many other readily available prey in the habitat they often coexist in).And in the background is an Ikeda genus worm, which FWIW seemed reluctant to retract even when I got much closer (there were a few such worms feeding during this dive and I suppose they were doing so at a time of low predation risk;tide almost fully out and relatively little fish activity, also middle of day with improving water clarity inside the platform reef).

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What

White Rock-Clam (Cleidothaerus albidus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 20, 2019 03:54 PM ACDT

Description

Moderately big bivalve on SMITH BAY boat dive from Arriba, only a few seen.

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What

Bassian Thrush (Zoothera lunulata)

Observer

benny888

Date

March 2024

Description

Bird made the most beautiful bird call

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What

Mosaic Leatherjacket (Eubalichthys mosaicus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 26, 2024 11:42 AM ACST

Description

The subject is on the L in image 1, but the initial impression of the 2 adult Leatherjackets kissing is illusory (eg see image 2). The likely reason for their being so close to each other in this open essentially flat terrain, with occasional fairly tall Scaberia aghardi plants scattered around, is that they're queued, or competing for cleaning, by unknown hosts. The hosts are probably using the taller corkweed plants as stations, although some of these taller seaweeds have clusters of low black sponges around the base, which could also suit the hosts (unseen/uncertain++,although there are glimpses of juvenile Blackspotted Wrasses. FWIW the only Moonlighters I saw in close proximity were adult. But lots of potential hosts would ply their trade in this habitat, including certain shrimps which are very hard to see). I'm further swayed towards believing that this corkweed plant (and some of the others in this area) is a genuine cleaning station because of the behaviour I witnessed for the lone and very mature Short Boarfish that was loitering in the same area:- for my account of its behaviour please see the comments under the Short Boarfish observation (already submitted but further comment yet to be added).

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What

Bluespotted Goatfish (Upeneichthys vlamingii)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 24, 2024 11:20 AM ACST

Description

This goatfish stayed very close to the octopus despite two divers with cameras showing much interest for several minutes.
(As an aside, image 3 includes my buddy, who was kindly assisting me, refreshing my awareness of the important basics of buddy diving, as a prearranged mutual part of our dive plan. I'd been doing mostly solo dives at relatively safe sites like this,for so long, that I realised I might have become a potential liability for future buddies:)
I presume it was getting scraps from whatever the Southern Keeled Octopus has been eating, scavenging little crustaceans worms and molluscs disturbed by the cephalopod,or both.

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dsm

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What

Mulga Parrot (Psephotellus varius)

Observer

sarinozi

Date

May 14, 2024 04:28 PM ACST

Description

checking the hollow after she has

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What

Bluetail Leatherjacket (Eubalichthys cyanoura)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 18, 2024 03:54 PM ACST

Description

These 3 appear to be queued for cleaning (I can't prove that,but I've included images 2 and 3 in support;image 2 has a Mosaic Leatherjacket at head of queue with all 3 of the Bluetail Leatherjackets featured in image 1 being visible on RHS, while image 3 includes 2 of the latter seemingly vying for 2nd place. )
And FWIW I think that in 1st image the nearest one is a female, and the other two are males, but deciding gender for the species isn't always easy, and I assume it becomes harder when they are in cleaning client mode (due lability of markings and base colour, as with any other inshore reef associated bony marine fish species).
One feature that seems to remain constant in this species is caudal fin colour, which AFAIK helps gender ID as follows: females have uniformly translucent, very light green-greyish caudal fins,while males have some blue at the caudal fin base (which however is often difficult to see in low light, but it always makes the caudal fin appear darker basally and lighter towards rear margin. )

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What

Whitespotted Anglerfish (Phyllophryne scortea)

Observer

divertroy

Date

May 16, 2024 09:53 PM ACST

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

Description

Night dive under the old rapid bay jetty

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What

Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 1, 2000

Description

Hopefully I got this right.4 Pics(all slide scans) from one or 2 dives at same spot. All(Editing:-debatable in images 2 and 3 ,which I should not have included, but as they show the general habitat I'll leave them in) include at least some bits of Macrocystis but with only the 1st being exclusively that genus. In the 4th,the back-lit fronds above the purple wrasse are Macrocystis. From memory Cape Jaffa had the most westerly outlier of giant kelp known at that time in SA. Plenty of bull kelp and other large canopy browns at that very high energy dive site but some of these plants were far longer,and distinctive indeed when the very long main axes streamed back and forth in swells. There were only small 'patches' of it,so I'd not be surprised to learn its locally extinct by now(thinking about the Tasmanian east coast scenario). Presumably M angustifolia. [Old slide scan image.Date approximate and for later editing per dive logs]

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What

Australian Bull Ray (Myliobatis tenuicaudata)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 2024

Description

Image courtesy of MLSSA member Chris Iwanicki.

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Observer

trekh

Date

March 20, 2019 10:56 AM ACDT

Description

This one has much more contrasting and bright colour than the others that I saw.. might be something else.

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What

Old Wife (Enoplosus armatus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 11, 2024 01:12 PM ACST

Description

Typical line-up of adult Old Wives. On rising tide and when in relatively open areas, where predation risk is higher, they probably adopt these formations as a defence strategy. (I've previously speculated in detail on this topic, in an old MLSSA journal article, FWIW).

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What

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)

Observer

mscaus

Date

April 15, 2015 03:50 PM AEST

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What

Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus cratitius)

Observer

mscaus

Date

August 24, 2019 08:21 AM ACST

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What

Harlequin Fish (Othos dentex)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 4, 2024 04:23 PM ACST

Description

The same individual that I photographed on my last dive at Rapid Bay jetty, almost certainly. And after seeing it again on today's dive, behaving rather warily, after a short interval it reappeared coming fast in my direction, with a freshly captured Blackspotted Wrasse prey in its mouth. It was being followed by several decent size wrasses including at least one male Brownspotted, but the happy harlequin vanished into a hidden den where it presumably consumed its meal at leisure. I also noticed the female Striped Sea Louse on the Harlequin Fish, a sign of the times it would seem.

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What

Yellowstriped Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus cyanosoma)

Observer

johnsear

Date

April 26, 2024 03:07 PM PST

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What

Wattles (Genus Acacia)

Observer

andamooka

Date

April 30, 2024 01:12 PM ACST

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 28, 2023 10:00 AM ACDT

Tags

dsm

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 2023

Description

Attracted to night light near North Normanville dunes.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 2021

Description

Attracted to night light near North Normanville Dunes

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 31, 2018 12:23 PM ACDT

Description

Small ball-shaped sponges growing on Osmundaria alga at 4m depth.
I favour sponge ID ahead of epiphytic algae (Codium ???) but am unsure.

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What

Australian Swamp Rat (Rattus lutreolus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 2024

Description

We've still got a veritable plague of these resident on the property and they mostly concentrate their burrows and runs around the periphery of the one poorly maintained but auto irrigated lawn. However nearby human residents continue to report good numbers of these native rats, and the rear slope of the North Dunes continues to support a large population. This large male approached me quite boldly while I was seated in a plastic chair on the lawn, and it was clearly inquisitive, not unaware of my presence.

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Observer

marinejanine

Date

April 14, 2024

Description

Freshly beached full specimen. Identified by main axis, lateral branch stubs and small egg shaped floats scattered through branches.

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What

Gulf Pipefish (Stigmatopora narinosa)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 11, 2024 12:41 PM ACST

Description

Tentative at species level but undoubtedly the correct genus. Image 1 is cropped from Image 2(RHS),which explains the very limited image quality!
Snorkel from rocks at Bull Ring Bay.
Although not unexpected, I found it interesting that an adult Stigmatopora genus Pipefish was rafting aka hitch-hiking on a drift Posidonia blade so far from the mainland.
I also believe this is a Gulf Pipefish, whose common name would be inappropriate in the context of this observation, but that's just nitpicking by yours truly:)

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Observer

samgordon

Date

March 13, 2023 09:20 AM ACDT

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What

Harlequin Fish (Othos dentex)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 22, 2023 02:50 PM ACDT

Description

With a Western Cleaner Clingfish on its flank. The subject appears to have displaced the magpie perch from the WCC sponge station. The subject is quite small and I don't know whether it is a juvenile or has reached reproductive stage. I'll punt on small adult.
Dodge tide, good conditions, nice dive.
I saw no Syngnathids, FTR.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 22, 2023 03:08 PM ACDT

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What

Great Sea Pen (Sarcoptilus grandis)

Observer

scubawayne

Date

February 17, 2024 12:57 PM ACDT

Description

I saw 3 separate sea pens on this dive

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Observer

scubawayne

Date

March 30, 2024 08:11 PM ACDT

Description

Swanny Armina, found on the underside of a Sea Pen. Photo taken by my dive buddy Dennis Hutson (I didn't have my camera to take a shot, however I did observe this sea slug, as I was helping with photography- I hovered next to Dennis holding my torch light on subject). Photo was taken at 15m, about 10m away from a main structure; over sandy patch, with a small weedy/rocky patch. The sea slug was originally on the underside of the sea pen, it inadvertently dislodged, we waited a minute as it moved across some structure, which is where the photos were taken (right next to the sea pen). Size was approx; length 40mm, very wide, maybe 30mm (before it stretched out and started moving). Dennis noted he has NEVER seen one before in >25 years diving. my first obs as well. :)

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What

Purple Wrasse (Notolabrus fucicola)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2024 11:42 AM ACDT

Description

With a hint of hybridisation with Bluethroat Wrasse, I suspect?
This mature individual was resting patiently in the ideal position for it to get a look at the 2 snorkellers (buddy and me) as soon as we'd entered the water on outgoing tide in near perfect conditions. It was on the shoreward aspect of the small rock pinnacle seen in the last image (included to viewers understand the habitat at this popular shore entry snorkel site, that photo was taken a few minutes before I entered and was taken from the exact entry point).Depth at pinnacle base was around 5m at this stage but at time of exit had dropped about half to 1 metre. Not drastic, but I mention it because the water clarity usually declines disproportionately as the tide here recedes.
Even on calm days with low swell forecast and actual, the cliff base is sufficiently shallow for small reduction in depth to magnify those swells greatly. One must wait for gaps between swell sets to make a safe exit at low tide,.Forewarned is forearmed as the saying goes. But the location is worth the effort, with the fish numbers and possibly diversity having already increased since the cliffs became part of this Green Sanctuary Zone. Average size of the various Wrasse species and even the two main sweep species has definitely increased also.

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What

Spoon-leaved Spyridium (Spyridium daphnoides)

Observer

cobaltducks

Date

March 23, 2024 08:35 AM ACDT

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Observer

discovery_centre

Date

October 21, 2020 02:46 PM ACDT

Description

Specimen found washed up on Henley Beach. Historically called Aplysilla rosea. Very common sea sponge on jetties and pylons in South Australia. Photo by Rina Aleman.

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 10, 2021

Description

Collected under permit yesterday afternoon by hand during shallow intertidal snorkel in rock channel at Cape Jervis. Underwater photos of it as found crawling on fucoid brown algae have been added and were taken in natural light [This housed camera's flash often fires but does NOT illuminate subjects, unless I attach external strobe(s) which I didn't do on this snorkel] .

NB: I rarely collect invertebrates under permit, usually fish (and not nearly as often as I could given the opportunities that so often present ie small benthic fish which I don't recognize taxonomically with any confidence).

This slug is one I've never seen before, as far as I'm aware. I certainly don't have any images of one like this although it could be a colour morph of a described, even common taxon.
At first glance I thought it was a small dull blue to purple sponge aligned along the algal axis but I soon realized it was mobile, with gills at rear and rhinophores at front. I saw no sponges resembling it on this snorkel but it reminds me of a common type of sponge (possibly Callyspongia ) we often see at numerous locations in South Australia including the immediate vicinity albeit usually in the subtidal not intertidal.
Tide was incoming during the snorkel. I searched carefully for any other nudibranchs of similar appearance, to no avail.

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What

Long-rayed Weed Whiting (Sheardichthys radiatus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

November 25, 2013 12:21 PM ACDT

Description

Male poses under entry platform of the new jetty.

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What

Long-rayed Weed Whiting (Sheardichthys radiatus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 22, 2014 04:02 PM ACDT

Description

Jetty dive. Common species in sea-grass but individuals seldom show themselves fully.

*Editing on 17-07-2021:
As flagged below in comments I agree that I've inadvertently included female(s) and male(s) in the one observation. I think it best not to backtrack/edit this too much or the comment trail loses meaning.
But I intend deleting image 3 asap (unable just now, not sure why:), especially as I've just used it as a new 'single photo' submission.
I can justify this action partly by noting the significant time gap of almost 30 minutes between the observations despite all images being taken during the same dive.
Sorry for making hard work of this!

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What

Flamed Limpet (Notoacmea flammea)

Observer

nicholelindsey

Date

March 15, 2024 10:16 AM ACDT

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Observer

bluedog21

Date

August 9, 2021 10:40 AM ACST

Description

Sea Spider, dark blue/black with yellow bands on legs, appx 3cms.

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What

Leafy Seadragon (Phycodurus eques)

Observer

bluedog21

Date

December 2023

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What

Harlequin Fish (Othos dentex)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 16, 2024 05:01 PM ACDT

Description

Juvenile.
I also saw a small adult but got no photos of that.

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What

Great Eggfly (Hypolimnas bolina)

Observer

taryn85

Date

March 11, 2024

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What

Blackburn's Splendid Ghost Moth (Aenetus blackburnii)

Observer

martin_stokes

Date

March 13, 2024 08:21 PM ACDT

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What

Australian Swamp Rat (Rattus lutreolus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 2024

Description

Images supplied with consent to post on inat. Supplied by a resident whose house is on the rear slope of the secondary dune and very close to my residence.
Images taken in broad daylight and the resident photographer sees these rats in his garden during the day whenever he is home. That's been the case for many months now, prior to which he rarely saw rats diurnally on his property, and prior to which he could walk anywhere in his garden without fear of injury due the entire garden area being riddled with shallow burrows and tunnels.

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What

Grevilleas (Genus Grevillea)

Observer

ashalilly

Date

October 17, 2023 04:07 PM ACST

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What

Lily Caterpillar Moth (Spodoptera picta)

Observer

tigerfish9000

Date

February 14, 2024 05:04 PM AEDT

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

May 31, 2019 07:46 PM ACST

Description

Subject taxon is the large grey sponge @ centre. Quite common here.

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dsm

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Observer

vbjanos

Date

February 3, 2024 08:19 PM ACDT

Description

The Gun Emplacement is a slab of ironstone (ferrocrete) covered with a thin layer of accumulated soil. This grass grows on the edge.

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What

Grassland Copper (Lucia limbaria)

Observer

jvanweenen

Date

February 26, 2024 10:41 PM ACDT

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Observer

remiho

Date

January 26, 2024 05:00 PM ACDT

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Observer

remiho

Date

July 23, 2023 12:50 PM ACST

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

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What

Common Yabby (Cherax destructor)

Observer

roguedoeszoology

Date

February 14, 2024 07:50 PM ACDT

Description

No THIS is interesting. Yabby remains found at the wetlands, along the bank at the back pond. I’ve thrown a few little traps out to try catch them if they’re in there, but I’ve only caught Hardyheads. I’m definitely going to continue to try around different spots and see what happens. Someone may have thrown pet yabbies in here.

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What

Black Finger Crab (Ozius truncatus)

Observer

noammarkus

Date

February 16, 2024 10:52 AM ACDT

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What

Mallee Ningaui (Ningaui yvonneae)

Observer

max_tibby

Date

February 10, 2024 09:57 AM ACDT

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What

Non-biting Midges (Family Chironomidae)

Observer

b_martin_

Date

September 15, 2023 03:22 PM ACST

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

February 10, 2024 03:52 PM ACDT

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What

Swamp Willowherb (Epilobium pallidiflorum)

Observer

connor_margetts

Date

February 2024

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What

Overgrowing Tunicates (Family Didemnidae)

Observer

marinejanine

Date

January 18, 2021 01:45 PM ACDT

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Observer

bushbandit

Date

June 5, 2023 04:46 PM AEST

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What

Tubemouth (Siphonognathus argyrophanes)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

March 30, 2015 01:23 PM ACDT

Description

Though the Leafy Seadragon is more obvious the Tubemouth is slightly nearer to camera and is @ centre of image.
The two fish seemed very friendly or interested in each other however both may have been at a cleaning station (no host apparent in image nor at the time during scuba dive)
Depth about 6m

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What

Zebrafish (Girella zebra)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

October 11, 2010 06:51 PM ACDT

Description

Snorkel in Kaurna pool Lady Bay platform reef some months after dreadful black silt catchment outflows temporarily blanketed most of littoral zone in this lower energy corner of Yankalilla Bay
Depth half a metre or so
(Makes me wonder why the black headed zebrafish adult variants became evident around that time ,after I'd never seen anything like it for preceding half decade ,approx.)

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Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 2, 2010 07:26 PM ACDT

Description

FURTHER UPDATE:- Please see most recent comment(10-07-2018) by Amanda Hay.It now appears certain that the subject fish is Heteroclinus sp 6,aka Milward's Weedfish.
[NB:Perhaps I should put this edit as a comment in its correct chronological order i.e. it perhaps it should follow Ms Hay's most helpful comment of earlier today. But then many viewers might not scroll down that far, thus remain unaware of ID @ species level.Because Milward's Weedfish has( if I understand correctly) not yet recieved full taxonomic recognition, is awaiting official acceptance of its scientific description.Once its status as a discrete species within Heteroclinus is finalized iNat can include it as species rather than the present situation where the 'final ID' must stop at 'Heteroclinus genus'.

[*from here on my description notes are thus largely obsolete, but I'll leave them isq for now in case some find them of passing interest *]

Update/Significant Edit: Initially I posted only the 1st of these 3 pics,with the notation "Probably perspicillatus but head partly obscured.Nice color. Snorkel,shallow."
I really didn't think I'd any other pics of this fish from this snorkel,but guess what,I just found 2 more. Neither is 100% sharp WRT focus,but the head is in view in both!
Apologies for overlooking these additional photos.Whether the focal sharpness is sufficient to confidently ID to species level remains to be seen but I'll ask about that in Comments below...

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What

Purple-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus cratitius)

Observer

dawnborchardt

Date

January 17, 2024 06:00 PM ACDT

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Observer

jvanweenen

Date

January 27, 2024 11:43 PM ACDT

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What

Caridean Shrimps (Infraorder Caridea)

Observer

jackmorelli

Date

February 16, 2023 07:32 PM ACDT

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Observer

marinejanine

Date

January 15, 2024 02:16 PM ACDT

Description

5 head tentacles visible.

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What

Deepbody Pipefish (Kaupus costatus)

Observer

marinejanine

Date

January 15, 2024 01:41 PM ACDT

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What

Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 22, 2023 02:42 PM ACDT

Description

I've decided to post this image again, with the SUBJECT now the Western Cleaner Clingfish on the midfield Zebrafish ,because the cropped version nicely shows one of these Zebrafish clients' tricks for gaining the host's attention. The Zebrafish with the WCC on it has altered its bands so they don't match up on L and R sides. This may also indicate a degree of tactile rapture related to the contact with the host, but whatever the basis, AFAIK this 'switching' from bilaterally symmetrical bars to asymmetric bars has only been documented when Zebrafish are being cleaned. (By a WCC in this case, but possibly they sometimes also do it when being cleaned by other hosts eg Rockpool Shrimp, juvenile Moonlighter and juvenile Pencil Weed Whiting).
*If anyone has photographic evidence of any client species other than Zebrafish presenting overt morphological asymmetry (L vs R) as a transient phenomenon specific to a client host interaction, I would greatly appreciate their contacting me, or simply posting their observations on inat.

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What

Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale xanthopus)

Observer

jade360

Date

May 17, 2022 08:04 PM ACST

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What

Castelnau's Wrasse (Dotalabrus aurantiacus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 15, 2024 04:54 PM ACDT

Description

At about centre.

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What

Pencil Weed Whiting (Sheardichthys beddomei)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 15, 2024 04:54 PM ACDT

Description

I've just noticed that this Castelnau's Wrasse which was the Subject of an earlier submission from this dive is being cleaned by a young Pencil Weed-Whiting. So, the head up bobbing posture so often associated with this Wrasse species is also used as a client posture during cleaning. (Juvenile Pencil Weed Whiting are known facultative cleaner hosts, but are harder to capture in the act than eg Western Cleaner Clingfish which are effectively full time hosts, as far as is known).

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What

Western Cleaner Clingfish (Cochleoceps bicolor)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 15, 2024 05:59 PM ACDT

Description

Same images as preceding observation but SUBJECT is now the small fish on the leatherjacket.

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What

Scalyfin (Parma victoriae)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

January 15, 2024 06:07 PM ACDT

Description

I don't often see juvenile Scalyfin in cup sponges, FWIW.
And on close zooming I think there's a (probably also juvenile) Western Cleaner Clingfish at the scalyfin's gill slit.
Makes sense, as Scalyfin adults are known to use the services of WCCs, so juveniles would surely need the same.

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Observer

steve_reynolds

Date

January 27, 2023 11:48 AM ACDT

Description

Same specimen sighted 8 years apart

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What

Western Crested Morwong (Goniistius gibbosus)

Observer

steve_reynolds

Date

March 24, 2023

Place

Australia (Google, OSM)

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What

Daisybushes (Genus Olearia)

Observer

darcywhittaker

Date

January 10, 2024 06:23 AM ACDT

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What

Resurrection Lichen (Xanthoparmelia semiviridis)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

August 10, 2022 12:33 PM ACST

Description

Pandappa CP

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What

Shrub Violet (Pigea floribunda)

Observer

ggrammer

Date

September 2, 2023 03:21 PM ACST

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Observer

ggrammer

Date

December 31, 2023 09:10 AM ACDT

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What

Sea Potato (Echinocardium cordatum)

Observer

ggrammer

Date

December 31, 2023 09:10 AM ACDT

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What

Deepbody Pipefish (Kaupus costatus)

Observer

marinejanine

Date

December 21, 2023 12:13 PM ACDT

Description

Juvenile, golden-green pipefish with short snout and flag tail. Indistinct striping on posterior section. Pipefish swam from one brown algae to another whilst being photographed.

Doesn’t quite match Pugnaso.

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Observer

ravine_

Date

December 26, 2023 10:29 AM ACDT

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What

Common Flatwing (Austroargiolestes icteromelas)

Observer

reiner

Date

December 22, 2023 03:02 PM AEDT

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Observer

jamie_a

Date

December 2023

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What

Western Talma (Chelmonops curiosus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 22, 2023 03:06 PM ACDT

Description

Older juvenile or "adolescent " Talma with the same small adult harlequin Fish featured in an earlier submission from this dive. The Harlequin Fish is clearly visiting a sponge station, presumably that of one or more Western Cleaner Clingfish. The Talma is likely to also be seeking cleaning by the same hosts. However there remains a niggling doubt, because I can't get the old stories about divers witnessing cleaner host behaviour by juvenile Western Talmas out of my head. It may be that whoever reported seeing Western Talma juveniles cleaning other reef fish was mistaken, but I'm keeping an open mind about the possibility.
These images keep me wondering, although they prove nothing. Talmas might even loiter to scavenge any parasite scraps missed by a WCC busily moving from parasite to parasite while servicing a valued client such as Harlequin Fish seem to be.
So many unknowns!

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mtank

Date

December 18, 2023 02:29 PM ACDT

Description

"Stem" only. The tentacle cluster appears to be in the crack in the RH side of the image.

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What

Silky Glycine (Glycine canescens)

Observer

calamanthus

Date

August 2, 2023 01:48 PM ACST

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Observer

calamanthus

Date

August 3, 2023 09:51 AM ACST

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What

Tah-Vine (Boerhavia dominii)

Observer

greg4planeta

Date

December 14, 2023 06:10 PM ACDT

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What

Coastal Wattle (Acacia longifolia ssp. sophorae)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

December 12, 2023 07:04 PM ACDT

Description

Various views of front line example on crest of primary dune.

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What

Black Rock Scorpion (Urodacus manicatus)

Observer

jvanweenen

Date

December 9, 2023 10:44 PM ACDT

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Observer

sheree_e

Date

January 8, 2023 09:09 AM ACDT

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What

Scrub Nettle (Urtica incisa)

Observer

dawnborchardt

Date

December 6, 2023 10:44 AM ACDT

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Observer

mtank

Date

December 7, 2023 02:19 PM ACDT

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Observer

mtank

Date

December 7, 2023 02:13 PM ACDT

Description

Many colonies

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Observer

mtank

Date

December 7, 2023 02:12 PM ACDT

Description

Many colonies

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What

Little Six-arm Brittle Star (Ophiactis savignyi)

Observer

mtank

Date

December 7, 2023 02:10 PM ACDT

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Photos / Sounds

What

Purple-crowned Lorikeet (Parvipsitta porphyrocephala)

Observer

bioshots_jm

Date

December 6, 2023 09:49 AM ACDT

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What

Short-beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

Observer

davemmdave

Date

April 2021

Description

Investigating a delivery of firewood, having trundled along the rear of the North Normanville Dunes, heading south as is a common event each autumn in this area. Then it encountered a temporary obstacle in the form of a colorbond fence which is on heavily compacted gravel and probably underlying concrete. But it only tried burrowing under the fence briefly before moving elsewhere.

Made me feel vindicated for having a wildlife friendly steel mesh fence installed years ago on 3 of the 4 boundaries... great for reptiles echidnas etc, and the other things I like about it are how well it supports climbing plants-local climbers ground covers and chenopods all quickly covered it,so it screens out the neighbours while helping reduce **seasonal temperature fluctuations for the wirra and we occupants.

**Another chance for me to challenge the ridiculous assertion -mantra even-
unquestioned by 99.9% of the community, about the role of deciduous trees (all exotic, or at least native to areas outside of SA, with the biopaucity and woody weed problems that generates) in cooling buildings in summer while warming them in winter.
Never been proven.
The opposite HAS been proven. Evergreen trees trap radiant ground heat in winter and still cool buildings in summer. Blah...:)

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