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silverspot (Threpterius maculosus)

a member of the Australasian family Chironemidae (kelpfish), this species is a native of southern Australia. Only three specimens have ever been found in NZ waters, including this one, caught in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island in February 2009 (news item here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/1403715 ) Photo taken 12 June 2010

silverspot (Threpterius maculosus)
Chlidonias, 12 Jun 2010
    • Chlidonias
      a member of the Australasian family Chironemidae (kelpfish), this species is a native of southern Australia. Only three specimens have ever been found in NZ waters, including this one, caught in the Marlborough Sounds at the top of the South Island in February 2009 (news item here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/1403715 )

      Photo taken 12 June 2010
    • Chlidonias
      The common name silverspot is for the remarkable silver spot on each gill plate which flash as the fish breathes. I got a short (bad quality) video of it today and put it on Youtube [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdiHuZiXUVc&feature=channel]YouTube - silverspot (Threpterius maculosus)[/ame]
    • Chlidonias
      quoting myself to make the youtube link show up for everyone.

      This fish was at the Aquarium for two years but didn't survive the recent earthquake and is now at Te Papa (the national museum in Wellington)
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