Photos / Sounds

What

Morepork Ninox novaeseelandiae ssp. novaeseelandiae

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

October 19, 2020 09:24 PM NZDT

Description

Ruru calling from a mamaku. Short video in the video link field.

Photos / Sounds

What

Reef Sea Star Stichaster australis

Observer

dave_holland

Date

February 20, 2019 09:05 AM NZDT

Description

spring tide today so a good time to go looking;)

Photos / Sounds

What

Pycnogonids Class Pycnogonida

Observer

tangatawhenua

Date

September 28, 2019 02:31 PM NZST

Description

Initially thought this was a plant of some kind, until it moved. Out on the open coast, very exposed, but under a ledge mid intertidal.

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Hermit Crab Pagurus novizealandiae

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

May 6, 2020 04:29 PM NZST

Description

The one in the cat's eye snail shell banged itself against the other one until the second crab left it's shell. Then first crab tried the other shell out for size before going back to it's original shell

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

March 15, 2020 11:27 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Camouflage Crabs Genus Notomithrax

Observer

kelvinperrie

Date

December 26, 2019 05:28 PM NZDT

Description

smallest one of these I've seen

Photos / Sounds

What

New Zealand Green-lipped Mussel Perna canaliculus

Observer

pjd1

Date

September 29, 2019 03:55 PM NZDT

Description

Green-lipped mussel spat on the branches of washed up Landsburgia quercifolia and Melanthalia abscissa, lying in bales of seaweed* exposed along sandy beach at low tide mark.

*Dominated by Carpophyllum maschalocarpum, Landsburgia quercifolia, Vidalia colensoi and Ecklonia radiata.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Pukeko Porphyrio melanotus ssp. melanotus

Observer

obscurus

Date

October 5, 2019 08:14 AM NZDT

Description

Killing a duckling. Took off and carried it away as I approached

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-billed Gull Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae ssp. scopulinus

Observer

jacqui-nz

Date

September 20, 2019 11:50 AM NZST

Description

It's business time!

Photos / Sounds

What

Insect-Parasitising Nematodes Family Mermithidae

Observer

jtweed

Date

September 16, 2019 08:30 AM NZST

Description

~32 cm long parasitic worm that emerged from a Mecodema sculptuartum. The beetle was found wandering around during the day and then overnight the worm emerged from it. The beetle was still alive and active despite the damage to it's abdomen (visible in the 2nd and 3rd photos).

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

erincpow

Date

January 9, 2019 10:14 AM +12

Description

F. pureora for North island locality, U-shaped orange-cream mark on carapace, orange median dorsal stripe, denticulation of prosoma restricted to a cluster at the anterior of ocularium (eyes).
Extreme size and shape variation found within this species (and many other neopilionids) in adult males (confirmed by inspecting genital operculum). Tooth pattern of chelicera segment III remains consistent.