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What

Bridled Goby (Arenigobius bifrenatus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

March 15, 2022 06:17 PM NZDT

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Observer

chicky67

Date

February 22, 2022 12:53 PM NZDT

Description

This is what iNat suggested I would appreciate a more detailed Id if possible as there is only one other observation in the South Island on here that I'm aware of.
Size was 35 to 40mm long it was beautiful with golden shining to it. It was by itself approx 70m from high tide mark in knee deep, near the bank, in fast flowing clear fresh water in a sandy river and was shuffling the sand around.
The area in is near Marahau estuary surrounded by Wetlands.

Short video here

https://youtu.be/wDPp2K8-kC0

Please be patience it kept moving every time the camera finally focused but you can see it clearly at the end.

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Observer

lcolmer

Date

January 27, 2022 06:28 PM NZDT

Description

Initially noticed this swimming with a school of Glass gobies (circled in pic 6.) It then dropped down to the sand.

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What

Flatback Mangrovegoby (Mugilogobius platynotus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

October 20, 2021 07:17 PM NZDT

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What

Moon Wrasse (Thalassoma lunare)

Observer

albeer23

Date

January 12, 2022 04:48 PM NZDT

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Observer

luca_dt

Date

June 28, 2022 11:41 AM NZST

Description

Now this was a bit of a surprise.
Swam out when I lifted a rock. It then tucked into a space nearby. Very weird things. Habitat shot last. That's the spot he was in before I flipped the rock.

~4cm long
Lower intertidal.

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shaun-lee

Date

April 27, 2022 03:17 PM NZST

Description

Help, I cant figure this fish out.

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What

New Zealand Thornfish (Bovichtus variegatus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

April 21, 2022 04:30 PM NZST

Description

Amazing colours on this one. in a cave

~20cm long
~2m subtidal

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What

Striped Sandgoby (Acentrogobius pflaumii)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

June 29, 2020 06:54 PM NZST

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What

Lord Howe Moray (Gymnothorax annasona)

Observer

nzwide

Date

April 14, 2014

Description

Posting courtesy of http://www.wadedoak.com/_disc1/000016e3.htm

Photo by Dive Tutukaka

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What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

predomalpha

Date

January 5, 2022 09:09 PM NZDT

Description

Living on subtidal rock wall in an overhang.

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What

Flatback Mangrovegoby (Mugilogobius platynotus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

January 9, 2022 11:46 AM NZDT

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What

Flatback Mangrovegoby (Mugilogobius platynotus)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

January 9, 2022 11:43 AM NZDT

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What

Tasmanian Blenny (Parablennius tasmanianus)

Observer

luca_dt

Date

December 3, 2021 10:28 AM NZDT

Description

This was a surprise. Two shy individuals within a rock. One larger than the other.
Tasmanian blenny?

I estimate ~5cm long
~1.5m depth

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What

Pacific Gregory (Plectroglyphidodon fasciolatus)

Observer

raewyna

Date

March 8, 2016 12:33 PM NZDT

Description

I just found this little guy in some GoPro rockpool photos. It hung around and showed interest in the food I had dropped in for the triplefins but it's not clear whether it ate any. The photos are heavily cropped.

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What

Highfin Toadfish (Torquigener altipinnis)

Observer

lcolmer

Date

June 19, 2021 12:42 PM NZST

Description

Found this in Pataua estuary in half a meter of water an hour or so before high tide. It was initially half buried in sand until disturbed. Initially thought it could be a juvenile Allomycterus pilatus. But it does look visually similar to Torquigener altipinnis which is apparently not known from mainland NZ. Happy to say I have no idea.

@clinton think this one's for you?