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Labroides dimidiatus

Common Cleanerfish at North Narooma, NSW

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Labroides dimidiatus at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019
Labroides dimidiatus at North Narooma, NSW - 27 Feb 2019

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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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Location information

Species information

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

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 1m - 3m Depth of sighting
  • 26 Feb 2019 Recorded on
  • Paul Whitington Recorded by
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