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What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

liamclaytonmedia

Date

July 21, 2024 12:23 PM NZST

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What

Cosmopolitan Rubyfish (Plagiogeneion rubiginosum)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

January 6, 2021 08:58 AM NZDT

Description

juvenile, pelagic-associated

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What

Atlantic Saury (Scomberesox saurus)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

April 1, 2024 01:38 PM NZDT

Description

Hiding under boat

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Knifefish (Labracoglossa nitida)

Observer

blairh

Date

April 22, 2012 06:17 AM NZST

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What

Silver Puffer (Lagocephalus sceleratus)

Observer

blairh

Date

July 4, 2015 08:54 AM NZST

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Observer

albeer23

Date

June 27, 2024 07:00 PM NZST

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What

Giant Clingfish (Haplocylix littoreus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 2, 2012

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What

Witch (Arnoglossus scapha)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 23, 2007

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What

Shorttassel Weedfish (Cologrammus flavescens)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

February 24, 1988

Place

Stewart Is (Google, OSM)

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Observer

pcaiger

Date

August 8, 2016 07:30 PM NZST

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What

Real Bastard Trumpeter (Mendosoma lineatum)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 10, 2014

Description

Fiordland Marine (Te Moana o Atawhenua) Reserves

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What

Common Roughy (Paratrachichthys trailli)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 21, 2007

Description

Kapiti Marine Reserve

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What

Real Bastard Trumpeter (Mendosoma lineatum)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

February 13, 1999

Description

Kapiti Marine Reserve

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What

New Zealand Topknot (Notoclinus fenestratus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 21, 2007

Description

Kapiti Marine Reserve

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What

Sunset Wrasse (Thalassoma lutescens)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 23, 2020 07:19 PM NZDT

Description

juvenile

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What

Striate Anglerfish (Antennarius striatus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

April 7, 1989

Description

Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

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What

Banded Snake Eel (Leiuranus semicinctus)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 22, 2020 10:42 PM NZDT

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What

Lined Soapfish (Grammistes sexlineatus)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 25, 2020 04:49 PM NZDT

Description

Not a great image, in the back of a hole.

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What

Sidespot Goatfish (Parupeneus pleurostigma)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 20, 2020 03:49 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Gregory (Plectroglyphidodon fasciolatus)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 25, 2020 05:08 PM NZDT

Description

juvenile

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Knifefish (Labracoglossa nitida)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 23, 2020 02:47 AM NZDT

Description

from a night dive

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What

Blue Drummer (Girella cyanea)

Observer

millamuck

Date

June 8, 2024 11:22 AM NZST

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What

Giant Triplefin (Blennodon dorsalis)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 16, 2015 12:48 PM NZDT

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What

Graham's Gudgeon (Grahamichthys radiatus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

June 2, 2024 07:45 PM NZST

Description

Some juveniles around and also this slightly older one.

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What

New Zealand Topknot (Notoclinus fenestratus)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

March 16, 2022 02:13 PM NZDT

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What

Kermadec Triplefin (Enneapterygius kermadecensis)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 21, 2020 09:43 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bluebarred Parrotfish (Scarus ghobban)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

November 7, 2004

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What

Painted Rainbow Wrasse (Suezichthys arquatus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 22, 2011

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What

Blackspot Sergeant (Abudefduf sordidus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 18, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Blackfin Chromis (Pycnochromis vanderbilti)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

June 2, 1992

Photos / Sounds

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

June 4, 1992

Description

A new species will added in Kermadecs.

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What

Kermadec Angelfish (Parma kermadecensis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

November 10, 2004

Photos / Sounds

What

Kermadec Angelfish (Parma kermadecensis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

June 3, 1992

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What

Goldribbon Cod (Aulacocephalus temminckii)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

October 27, 1985

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What

Three-line Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus fukuii)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

November 7, 2004

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What

Yellowfin Goatfish (Mulloidichthys vanicolensis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 16, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellowtail False Fusilier (Paracaesio xanthurus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

October 27, 1985

Photos / Sounds

What

Three-line Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus fukuii)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 31, 1992

Place

Curtis Is (Google, OSM)

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What

Smallscale Kelpfish (Chironemus microlepis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 31, 1992

Place

Curtis Is (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Gregory (Plectroglyphidodon fasciolatus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 31, 1992

Place

Curtis Is (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Bluespotted Wrasse (Anampses caeruleopunctatus)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

May 21, 2011

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What

Darkvent Leatherjacket (Thamnaconus analis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

June 1, 1992

Photos / Sounds

What

Highfin Toadfish (Torquigener altipinnis)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

November 11, 2004

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Flounder (Rhombosolea retiaria)

Observer

leptonia

Date

May 3, 2024 09:54 PM NZST

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What

Graham's Gudgeon (Grahamichthys radiatus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

May 5, 2024 06:12 PM NZST

Place

Shark Bay (Google, OSM)

Description

Many juveniles down deep.

~5 - 10 m subtidal

Photos / Sounds

What

Trumpeters (Family Latridae)

Observer

malcolm_francis

Date

February 13, 2018

Description

A hybrid individual seen at Kapiti Island in the marine reserve by Ben Knight. First seen January 2018. Suspected to be a hybrid between two species in the same family: Chirodactylus spectabilis X Nemadactylus macropterus.

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What

Club Pygmy Octopus (Robsonella huttoni)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 14, 2024 07:24 PM NZDT

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What

Pacific Bottletail (Sepioloidea pacifica)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 26, 2024 07:43 PM NZST

Description

A few.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 26, 2024 08:02 PM NZST

Description

Cool to find one of these. Although it swam into its hole quite quickly.

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What

Red Gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 26, 2024 07:49 PM NZST

Description

Saw a couple juveniles out in the sand.

~3 - 4 cm long

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What

Rippled Blaasop (Pelagocephalus marki)

Observer

irenemiddleton

Date

September 30, 2023 09:53 AM NZDT

Description

Beachcast specimen, very fresh on tideline. ~90mm TL

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Rockling (Gaidropsarus novaezealandiae)

Observer

h_chapman

Date

November 13, 2023 11:09 AM NZDT

Description

Can’t think of what else it could be

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What

Redbanded Grubfish (Parapercis binivirgata)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

September 19, 2023 01:57 PM NZST

Description

Terrible photo, due to having a fisheye lens on. Seen at about 10 m deep.

Similar to P. nigrodorsalis, but the distinct bands, beginning on nape lead me to P. binivirgata.

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What

Yellow Weaver (Parapercis gilliesii)

Observer

museumed

Date

March 22, 2024 10:03 AM NZDT

Description

Found rock pool, length 20cm

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What

Giant Oarfish (Regalecus glesne)

Observer

clinton

Date

April 20, 2024

Description

c. 4 m TL

Observation and images courtesy of Imogen Youngs.

Copyright: Imogen Youngs

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What

Scarlet Wrasse (Pseudolabrus miles)

Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

February 24, 2024 11:49 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Maori Chief (Notothenia angustata)

Observer

millamuck

Date

April 13, 2024 01:07 PM NZST
Ray-finned Fishes

Photos / Sounds

What

Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)

Observer

joewoolcott

Date

April 9, 2024 07:50 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Pink Clingfish (Modicus minimus)

Observer

lukas932

Date

March 30, 2024 12:28 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bump-head Mola (Mola alexandrini)

Observer

karenmiddlemiss

Date

April 7, 2024 12:37 PM NZST

Description

Seen in Waikawa Bay Marina. Sighting and photo credit Graeme Smith.

Photos / Sounds

What

Giant Boarfish (Paristiopterus labiosus)

Observer

millamuck

Date

April 6, 2024 09:02 AM NZDT

Description

Hanging at the bottom of Lermontov wreck. At least 10 individuals, 36m. Could be a nursery?

Photos / Sounds

What

Australian Anchovy (Engraulis australis)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 4, 2024 02:34 PM NZDT

Description

I think?
A school of small fish near shore. Led by a couple older individuals.

Photos / Sounds

What

Magpie Perch (Pseudogoniistius nigripes)

Observer

millamuck

Date

April 1, 2024 08:13 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Comb Wrasse (Coris picta)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 23, 2020 06:47 PM NZDT

Description

Juvenile

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Black Goby (Gobiopsis atrata)

Observer

simonf7532

Date

March 27, 2024 09:09 AM NZDT

Description

Under an overhang.

Photos / Sounds

Date

March 29, 2024 01:31 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Mackerel (Scomber australasicus)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 26, 2024 02:23 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Magpie Perch (Pseudogoniistius nigripes)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 30, 2024 11:42 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Snoek (Thyrsites atun)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 24, 2024 04:44 PM NZDT

Description

Big guy about 1m long

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Jack Mackerel (Trachurus declivis)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 24, 2024 04:10 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Orange Clinid (Ericentrus rubrus)

Observer

millamuck

Date

March 24, 2024 05:06 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

March 16, 2024 02:22 PM NZDT

Description

Interesting to find one here. It was quite skittish. Maybe they are naturally found here, or perhaps have spread a lot out of the harbour?

~5 cm long
~3 m subtidal

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What

Longfinned Worm Eel (Scolecenchelys breviceps)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

March 10, 2024 05:23 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Sand Stargazer (Crapatalus novaezelandiae)

Observer

dave_coromandel

Date

March 5, 2024 06:12 PM NZDT

Description

Not sure if this is a stargazer
Possibly Crapatalus novaezelandiae

Photos / Sounds

What

Pacific Bottletail (Sepioloidea pacifica)

Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

July 15, 2022 06:41 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

What

Magpie Perch (Pseudogoniistius nigripes)

Observer

sarahmilicich

Date

February 24, 2024 11:59 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Barred Knifejaw (Oplegnathus fasciatus)

Observer

highlands

Date

February 21, 2024 05:13 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Stargazer (Genyagnus monopterygius)

Observer

peterlanglands

Date

February 22, 2019 07:21 AM NZDT

Description

From stomach of a searun brown trout - about 5cm long

Photos / Sounds

What

Bastard Trumpeter (Latridopsis forsteri)

Observer

millamuck

Date

February 18, 2024 10:03 AM NZDT

Description

First time seeing one of these. Gorgeous

Photos / Sounds

What

Richardson's Boarfish (Pentaceros richardsoni)

Observer

macgregor1

Date

November 4, 2023 01:15 PM NZDT

Description

Found this fish lying sideways in the shallow water, looking quite unhappy. Any suggestions on this species? Thanks

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What

Island Sea Star (Astrostole rodolphi)

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

December 30, 2023 08:22 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

January 2, 2024 09:50 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

luca_dt

Date

February 9, 2024 01:38 PM NZDT

Description

I think? Tucked into a subtidal crevice.

Photos / Sounds

What

Common Remora (Remora remora)

Observer

clinton

Date

February 6, 2024 12:57 PM NZDT

Description

Observation and images courtesy of Rebecca Connor.

Photos / Sounds

What

Elegant Wrasse (Anampses elegans)

Observer

emr

Date

February 6, 2024 02:25 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Topknot (Notoclinus fenestratus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

February 5, 2024 10:43 PM NZDT

Description

Nice one at the edge of the reef near the sand flats.

~8 m subtidal

Photos / Sounds

What

Argonauts (Genus Argonauta)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

December 17, 2017 07:02 AM NZDT

Description

Male with visible hectocotylus

Photos / Sounds

What

Sharpear Enope Squid (Ancistrocheirus lesueurii)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

January 5, 2021 12:19 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bermuda Chub (Kyphosus sectatrix)

Observer

highlands

Date

January 9, 2024 12:41 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Sand Diver (Tewara cranwellae)

Observer

brendandoogan

Date

January 24, 2024 11:59 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

oskar_ehrhardt

Date

January 13, 2024 09:40 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Darkvent Leatherjacket (Thamnaconus analis)

Observer

pcaiger

Date

October 23, 2020 03:17 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Pygmy Sleeper (Thalasseleotris iota)

Observer

fiestykakapo

Date

January 6, 2024 09:45 AM NZDT

Description

Scuba diving with @ shaun-lee.

Very skittish little fellas

Photos / Sounds

What

Yellow-and-black Triplefin (Forsterygion flavonigrum)

Observer

gaton1

Date

December 29, 2023 02:02 PM NZDT

Description

45ft Enderby, West of Sandy Bay

Photos / Sounds

What

Maori Chief (Notothenia angustata)

Observer

gaton1

Date

December 29, 2023 02:05 PM NZDT

Description

45ft Enderby, West of Sandy Bay

Ray-finned Fishes

Photos / Sounds

What

Ray-finned Fishes (Class Actinopterygii)

Observer

gaton1

Date

December 29, 2023 02:09 PM NZDT

Description

45ft Enderby, West of Sandy Bay

Photos / Sounds

What

Triplefins (Family Tripterygiidae)

Observer

gaton1

Date

December 29, 2023 02:13 PM NZDT

Description

45ft Enderby, West of Sandy Bay

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Fanfish (Pteraclis veliferum)

Observer

karenmiddlemiss

Date

October 21, 2023 09:37 AM NZDT

Description

Found by a member of the public on a Golden Bay beach and posted on social media.

Photos / Sounds

What

Stargazers (Family Uranoscopidae)

Observer

glinks

Date

October 11, 2023 11:49 AM NZDT

Description

I think. Juvenile of a stargazer species. Found washed up on the sand. Still alive, so I put it back out to sea.

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What

New Zealand Topknot (Notoclinus fenestratus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

July 17, 2023 07:22 PM NZST

Description

Meal time for this one. A medium sized one with the beautiful gold colouration.
Not sure what the triplefin in the mouth is, maybe scaly-headed?

~14cm long
~4m subtidal

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