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Bottom dwellerKathetostoma laeve

3 Common Stargazer at Merimbula, NSW

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Kathetostoma laeve at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Kathetostoma laeve at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Kathetostoma laeve at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Kathetostoma laeve at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Dec 2018

Identification history

Bottom dweller Kathetostoma laeve 19 Dec 2018 LizAllen
Bottom dweller Kathetostoma laeve 18 Dec 2018 KerriLee
Stargazer Fish 18 Dec 2018 rickcarey

Author's notes

Common Stargazer fish, venomous, electric and well camouflaged

5 comments

KerriLee wrote:
   18 Dec 2018
stunning! (no pun intended). How long is it Rick?
KerriLee wrote:
   18 Dec 2018
Does this description match your sighting Rick?
https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/fishes/common-stargazer-kathetostoma-laeve/
It looks a match to me. The moderators can add it to the species list.
Great shots!
LizAllen wrote:
   19 Dec 2018
Species added and your photos added to our ID page,thank you.
libbyh wrote:
   21 Dec 2018
Seen it now Rick - It's a new one for us so congratulations!
   7 Mar 2019
How big was it?

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Nearby Sightings

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Unidentified Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019
Unidentified Sea slug / Sea hare / Nudibranch (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019
Aphelodoris varia (Aphelodoris varia) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019
Ceratosoma amoenum (Ceratosoma amoenum) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019
Sarcoptilus grandis (Sea Pen) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2018
Eubalichthys bucephalus (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Feb 2018
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2018
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2018
Unidentified Puffer-like fish (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Nov 2017
Dasyatis brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Oct 2017
Eubalichthys bucephalus (Black Reef Leatherjacket, Whitley's Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Oct 2017
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Oct 2017
Scorpaena cardinalis (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Sep 2017
Aptychotrema rostrata (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Sep 2017
Phlyctenactis tuberculosa (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2017
Sepia apama (Giant Cuttlefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Sep 2015
Gymnothorax prasinus (Yellow Moray, Green Moray) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015
Achoerodus viridis (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015
Anoplocapros inermis (TBC) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Jan 2015
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Nov 2013
Aphelodoris varia (Aphelodoris varia) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2013

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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