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All other Perciformes (many families)Kathetostoma 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

All other Perciformes (many families) Kathetostoma laeve 19 Dec 2018 LizAllen
Kathetostoma laeve 18 Dec 2018 KerriLee
Stargazer Fish 18 Dec 2018 rickcarey

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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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Hippocampus abdominalis (Bigbelly Seahorse) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Nov 2019 by rickcarey
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by CalebBaker
Aphelodoris varia (Variable Dorid) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by CalebBaker
Ceratosoma amoenum (Clown Nudibranch) at Merimbula, NSW - 8 Jan 2019 by CalebBaker
Sarcoptilus grandis (Sea Pen) at Merimbula, NSW - 11 Feb 2018 by rickcarey
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2018 by rickcarey
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 7 Jan 2018 by rickcarey
Lactoria cornuta (Longhorn Cowfish) at Merimbula, NSW - 22 Nov 2017 by rickcarey
Bathytoshia brevicaudata (Smooth Stingray) at Merimbula, NSW - 15 Oct 2017 by rickcarey
Eubalichthys bucephalus (Black Reef Leatherjacket) at Merimbula, NSW - 12 Oct 2017 by rickcarey
Enoplosus armatus (Old Wife) at Merimbula, NSW - 4 Oct 2017 by rickcarey
Sepia apama (Giant Cuttlefish) at Merimbula, NSW - 13 Sep 2015 by rickcarey
Gymnothorax prasinus (Green Moray) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by rickcarey
Achoerodus viridis (Eastern Blue Groper) at Merimbula, NSW - 6 Apr 2015 by rickcarey
Hypselodoris bennetti (Hypselodoris bennetti) at Merimbula, NSW - 5 Nov 2013 by rickcarey
Aphelodoris varia (Variable Dorid) at Merimbula, NSW - 26 Apr 2013 by LizAllen

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 5m - 10m Depth of sighting
  • 18 Dec 2018 Recorded on
  • rickcarey Recorded by

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