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FAMILY : Lizardfishes.

Variegated Lizardfish
(Synodus variegatus)
Variegated Lizardfish
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FAMILY : Fangtooth

Fangtooth
(Anoplogaster cornuta)
Fangtooth
The Fangtooth is a carnivorous fish with a large mouth and long sharp curved teeth. The body is black or dark brown. The lateral line is an open groove with some bridging scales. The eye is small. Juveniles have large eyes and small teeth. Despite... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Pineconefishes

Pineapplefish
(Cleidopus gloriamaris)
Pineapplefish
The pineapplefish has a distinctive pineapple pattern created by its large scales with black margins. The background colour varies from yellow to orange. It has a light organ on the sides of the lower jaw to help it find prey at night. The light is... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Redfishes, slime heads, roughies

Orange Roughy
(Hoplostethus atlanticus)
Orange Roughy
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FAMILY : Soldierfishes, squirrelfishes

Spotfin Squirrelfish
(Neoniphon sammara)
Spotfin Squirrelfish
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Sabre Squirrelfish
(Sargocentron spiniferum)
Sabre Squirrelfish
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FAMILY : Lungfish

Australian Lungfish
(Neoceratodus forsteri)
Australian Lungfish
Lungfish are primitive fish that can breathe air using their single lung. The Australian Lungfish is a long, heavy-bodied freshwater fish that looks a bit like a fat eel. It has five pairs of gills and flipper shaped fins. Adult Lungfish are... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Wolf herring

Dorab Wolf Herring
(Chirocentrus dorab)
Dorab Wolf Herring
The Dorab Wolf Herring has an elongated body covered with small scales. It has a single dorsal fin and anal fin positioned in the back half of the body. The mouth tilts upward and has large canine teeth in both jaws. The fish is blue-green above,... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Carps and minnows

Carp
(Cyprinus carpio)
Carp
The Carp is a native of Asia, but has been introduced widely to other countries including Australia. The Carp has small eyes, thick lips with two barbels (like little whiskers) at each corner of the mouth. The scales are large. Colour ranges from... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Loaches

Oriental Weatherloach
(Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)
Oriental Weatherloach
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FAMILY : Morid cods or moras

Beardie
(Lotella rhacina)
Beardie
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FAMILY : Dragonfishes and sea moths

Little Dragonfish
(Eurypegasus draconis)
Little Dragonfish
The Little Dragonfish is extremely well camouflaged and can resemble pieces of shell or rubble. It can be very difficult to see underwater because of its camouflage. Males have a broad bluish white margin on the pectoral fins, and can spread the... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Oarfishes

Oarfish
(Regalecus glesne)
Oarfish
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FAMILY : Opahs

Opah
(Lampris guttatus)
Opah
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FAMILY : Lefteye flounders

Panther Flounder
(Bothus pantherinus)
Panther Flounder
The Panther Flounder is brown with a pattern of dark spots surrounded by paler spots. It also has numerous orange spots and usually a singe dark blotch on the middle straight section of the lateral line. It is a "lefteye flounder" - the right eye... Click to continue>

FAMILY : Salmon

Brown Trout
(Salmo trutta)
Brown Trout
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FAMILY : Eeltail catfishes

Striped Catfish
(Plotosus lineatus)
Striped Catfish
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FAMILY : Barbeled dragonfishes

Sloan's Viperfish
(Chauliodus sloani)
Sloan's Viperfish
Sloan's Viperfish is an iridescent silver fish with a slender body. The dorsal fin is located well forward. Found in deep water but may migrate to near-surface waters at night. Click to continue>

FAMILY : Dories

John Dory
(Zeus faber)
John Dory
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