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  • 75 # Date: 2012-04-08 - 10:14
  • # Max Depth: 13.4m Duration: 53mins
Diver's Notes

White-ear damselfish - juvenile.

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Dive Location

  • Temp: Surf 21°C Bottom 21°C
  • Dive type : Recreational, Reef, Photo
  • Visibility: Average
Specific gear used
  • BCD: Aeris - EX200
  • Wet suit: Pinnacle - Cruiser 7mm
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Species Identified

Parma microlepis Günther, 1862 (White-ear scalyfin) Inhabits rocky reefs.
Pyura spinifera (Quoy & Gaimard, 1834) (Pyura)
Ascidiacea (sessile tunicates)
Sepia apama Gray, 1849 (Australian giant cuttlefish)
Anoplocapros inermis (Fraser-Brunner, 1935) (Eastern smooth boxfish) Occurs on the continental shelf .
Pictilabrus laticlavius (Richardson, 1840) (green parrotfish) Inhabits rocky reef-algal habitats and occurs to as deep as 40 m .
Notolabrus gymnogenis (Günther, 1862) (whitespotted parrotfish) A common coastal reef fish collected from 15 m but may occur much deeper than this .
Atypichthys strigatus (Günther, 1860) (Australian mado) A schooling species, particularly common on coastal reefs in southern New South Wales . Also commonly found under jetties in harbors and large estuaries .
Trachinops taeniatus Günther, 1861 (Eastern hulafish) Occurs inshore near reefs .
Goniistius fuscus (Castelnau, 1879) (Red morwong) Adults found on exposed rocky reefs down to about 30 m; juveniles on coastal reefs, amongst algae.
Heterodontus japonicus Maclay & Macleay, 1884 (Japanese bullhead shark) Found near shore on the continental shelf, more commonly on rocky and kelp-covered bottom . Feeds on crustaceans, mollusks , small fishes and sea urchins. Oviparous . Grabs prey by protruding its jaw with considerable distance.

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