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Gloomy Octopus at Merimbula, NSW

Octopus tetricus at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Jan 2018

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There were 2 Octopus [i] in this crevice & I suspect mating !

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Sargassum sp. (Sargassum sp.) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Mar 2020 by LizAllen
Hypselodoris obscura (Hypselodoris obscura) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Feb 2020 by LizAllen
Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 30 Jan 2020 by LizAllen
Dipogon lignosus (Dipogon, Dolichos Pea) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 by JackieMiles
Eragrostis curvula (African Lovegrass) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 by JackieMiles
Polygala myrtifolia (Myrtle-leaf Milkwort) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Oct 2019 by JackieMiles
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus (Southern Eagle Ray) at Merimbula, NSW - 17 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Parupeneus spilurus (Blacksaddle Goatfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Apr 2019 by LizAllen
Hippocampus abdominalis (Bigbelly Seahorse) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Mar 2019 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 3 Mar 2019 by LizAllen
Octopus tetricus (Gloomy Octopus) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Coscinasterias muricata (Eleven-armed Seastar) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Aplysia juliana (Juliana Sea Hare) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Dec 2018 by LizAllen
Mictyris platycheles (Soldier Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2018 by RossMannell
Myliobatis tenuicaudatus (Southern Eagle Ray) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Trygonoptera testacea (Common Stingaree) at Merimbula, NSW - 10 Feb 2018 by LizAllen
Westringia fruticosa (Native Rosemary) at Merimbula, NSW - 18 Sep 2017 by PatriciaDaly
Cellana tramoserica (Commom Limpet) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Pyrazus ebeninus (Mud Whelk) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Austrocochlea porcata (Zebra top snail) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Nerita melanotragus (Black Nerite) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Cominella lineolata (Lined Whelk) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Sep 2017 by SteveBurrows
Botrylloides anceps (previously Botrylloides magnicoecum) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 May 2017 by LizAllen
Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Lima (Lima) nimbifer (File Shell) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Semicassis (Semicassis) pyrum (White Helmet) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Serpula sp. (Orange Tube Worms) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2017 by libbyh
Monacanthus chinensis (Fanbelly Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Apr 2017 by LizAllen
Aplodactylus lophodon (Rock Cale) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Mar 2017 by libbyh
Nelusetta ayraud (Ocean Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 9 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Eubalichthys mosaicus (Mosaic Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Centropogon australis (Eastern Fortesque) at Merimbula, NSW - 2 Mar 2017 by LizAllen
Mytilus edulis (Blue Mussel) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Tetractenos glaber (Smooth Toadfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Dicotylichthys punctulatus (Threebar Porcupinefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Saccostrea glomerata (Sydney Rock Oyster) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Hormosira banksii (Neptune's Necklace) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Microcanthus strigatus (Stripey) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Chaetodon auriga (Threadfin Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Plagusia chabrus (Red Bait Crab) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Cheilodactylus fuscus (Red Morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Chaetodon flavirostris (Dusky Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2017 by libbyh
Umbraculum umbraculum (Atlantic Umbrella Slug) at Merimbula, NSW - 25 Apr 2016 by LizAllen
Esacus magnirostris (Beach Stone-curlew) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Mar 2016 by JohnBundock
Hypselodoris obscura (Hypselodoris obscura) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Hypselodoris obscura (Hypselodoris obscura) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Acanthurus triostegus (Convict Surgeonfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Botrylloides anceps (previously Botrylloides magnicoecum) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Mar 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Chaetodon vagabundus (Vagabond Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Chaetodon flavirostris (Dusky Butterflyfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Abudefduf vaigiensis (Indo-Pacific Sergeant) at Merimbula, NSW - 19 Feb 2015 by ALCW_BDRS
Olearia tomentosa (Toothed Daisy Bush) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Oct 2013 by LizAllen
Cheilodactylus spectabilis (Banded morwong) at Merimbula, NSW - 16 Jan 2013 by LizAllen

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 1m - 3m Depth of sighting
  • 19 Jan 2018 Recorded on
  • LizAllen Recorded by

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