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Noteworthy fishes of Singapore 18 Feb 2009

Posted by cat64fish in Land-lubber stories.
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I managed to get a paper (article 12 on the list) published in “Nature in Singapore“, and e-journal edited and published by the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (formerly known as the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research). It documents 5 fishes recorded in Singapore that we’ve seen during surveys of the coral reefs. Three are new records, namely the titan triggerfish, Janss’ pipefish and humphead bannerfish. Of the remaining two, the polka dot grouper had not been observed live by divers locally, although two specimens exist in LKCNHM; the banded goby was previously reported by other researchers, but strangely, no specimen or photograph exists of it, until now.

It still amazes how much our marine environment, just a stone’s throw away from where most of us live, still harbours such beauties. Makes me wonder what else is out there.

Other “new” finds …. Lots of nudi’s at Colourful Clouds blog; sea stars on the Wild Shores blog and many more, I expect.

*Updated links 7 March 2017

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1. Mike - 1 Mar 2009

Just passing by.Btw, you website have great content!


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