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Pufferfish, toadfish, leatherjacket (Tetraodontiformes)Meuschenia freycineti

Sixspine Leatherjacket at Merimbula, NSW

Meuschenia freycineti at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017

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Michael McMaster has confirmed this for me ,so maybe my photo was better this time !

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Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
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Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Umbraculum umbraculum (Atlantic Umbrella Slug) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Trygonoptera testacea (Common Stingaree) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2019 by LizAllen
Parablennius intermedius (Horned Blenny) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 May 2019 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Feb 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Jan 2019 by LizAllen
Aplysia parvula (Pygmy Sea Hare, Black-lined Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus nigripes (Magpie Perch) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Senator Wrasse) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Scutus antipodes (Elephant Snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Bankivia fasciata (Banded Or Silver Kelp) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus spectabilis (Banded morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 Dec 2018 by libbyh
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Eopsaltria australis (Eastern Yellow Robin) at Merimbula, NSW - 29 May 2018 by SteveBurrows
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by LizAllen
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 May 2018 by Leo
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Tethya sp. (Golf ball sponge) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 May 2018 by LizAllen
Pelecanus conspicillatus (Australian Pelican) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Jan 2018 by LizAllen
Dictyota sp. at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Colpomenia sp. (Colpomenia sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Dec 2017 by LizAllen
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Nov 2017 by LizAllen
Egretta sacra (Eastern Reef Egret) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Microcarbo melanoleucos (Little Pied Cormorant) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Sep 2017 by Leo
Tesseropora rosea (Rose-coloured Barnacle) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Chamaesipho tasmanica (Honeycomb Barnacle) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Haematopus fuliginosus (Sooty Oystercatcher) at Merimbula, NSW - 1 Sep 2017 by Leo
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Meridiastra calcar (Eight arm Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Chaetodon flavirostris (Dusky Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Pomacentrus coelestis (Neon Damsel) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 14 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Meuschenia freycineti (Sixspine Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Chrysophrys auratus (Snapper) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Ambassis jacksoniensis (Port Jackson Glassfish, Longspine Glassfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 28 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Labroides dimidiatus (Common Cleanerfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 27 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Acanthurus dussumieri (Pencil Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Girella tricuspidata (Luderick) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Myxus elongatus (Sand Mullet) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Corynactis australis (Jewel anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Atypichthys strigatus (Mado) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Feb 2017 by LizAllen
Parma microlepis (White-ear) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Aplysia sydneyensis (Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
Chaetodon auriga (Threadfin Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
Parma microlepis (White-ear) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Jan 2017 by MichaelMcMaster
ASILIDAE (family) (Robber fly) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Oulactis muscosa (Sand Anemone, Decorator Anemone) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Girella elevata (Rock Blackfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Jan 2017 by LizAllen
Haliaeetus leucogaster (White-bellied Sea-eagle) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Mar 2016 by JohnBundock
Abudefduf sordidus (Blackspot Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 28 Feb 2016 by LizAllen
Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Turtle) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Upeneichthys lineatus (Bluestriped Goatfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Mar 2015 by libbyh
Girella zebra (Zebrafish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Chaetodon flavirostris (Dusky Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Acanthurus dussumieri (Pencil Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Cabestana spengleri (Cabestana spengleri) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Jan 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae (New Holland Honeyeater) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Jul 2014 by ALCW_BDRS
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Merimbula, NSW - 20 Dec 2013 by ALCW_BDRS
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Jan 2012 by LizAllen

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 27 Feb 2017 Recorded on
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