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Gadfly Fish at North Narooma, NSW

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Labroides dimidiatus at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Labroides dimidiatus at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019

Identification history

Tropical visitor Labroides dimidiatus 1 Mar 2019 LizAllen
Tropical visitor Labroides dimidiatus 28 Feb 2019 Paul Whitington

4 comments

   1 Mar 2019
Thanks Liz. We went with this species. But we vacillated between this one and the mimic False Cleanerfish Aspidontus taeniatus, which is supposed to be almost identical. While a head on shot of the fish to show its mouth would have been good, I think one can see enough in the images to favour Labroides dimidiatus over Aspidontus taeniatus.
LizAllen wrote:
   1 Mar 2019
Also compared it with a photo of mine ,identified by someone else .....unless we are all tricked by a mimic !
LizAllen wrote:
   1 Mar 2019
Also compared it with a photo of mine ,identified by someone else .....unless we are all tricked by a mimic !
   1 Mar 2019
That’s what mimics try to do - trick everybody!

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Nearby Sightings

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Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 Dasyatis brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019 Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Trachinops taeniatus (Eastern Hulafish) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Mecaenichthys immaculatus (Immaculate Damsel) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Diadema savignyi (Blue-eyed Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Parma microlepis (White-ear) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019 Cephea cephea (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 31 May 2015 Trachypoma macracanthus (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Nov 2014
Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Dasyatis brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Trachinops taeniatus (Eastern Hulafish) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Mecaenichthys immaculatus (Immaculate Damsel) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Diadema savignyi (Blue-eyed Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Parma microlepis (White-ear) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Heliocidaris erythrogramma (Sea Urchin) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Feb 2019
Cephea cephea (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 31 May 2015
Trachypoma macracanthus (TBC) at North Narooma, NSW - 26 Nov 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Non-local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 26 Feb 2019 1:41 PM Recorded on
  • Paul Whitington Recorded by
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