Another new record for Sydney Harbour!

Henrick's observation of a juvenile Magpie Perch, Cheilodactylus nigripes, provides us with both a northern range extension (previously known to Kiama) and also a new record for Sydney Harbour!
This observation brings the Sydney Harbour species count to 596 and the number of morwong species to seven. View the Sydney Harbour species list on the Australian Museum website.
Magpie Perch occur in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this observation the Australian distribution of the species extended through temperate southern waters from to Albany, Western Australia to Kiama, New South Wales plus northern Tasmania.
Well done Henrick!
Posted on September 13, 2018 04:24 AM by markmcg markmcg


Cheers :) @markmcg

Posted by henrick about 5 years ago

Great spotting Henrick. All the Collingwood supporters down here will be glad they are finally infiltrating into Sydney. All the best Ken.

Posted by ken_flan about 5 years ago

Haha! Thanks Ken :)

Posted by henrick about 5 years ago

FYI @jemina :)

Posted by markmcg about 5 years ago

Truly a well deserved recognition, most of us are looking for lost tropicals from the north, while you have an eye out for those coming from the south. You have illustrated that the "range-extension" door swings both ways.

Posted by harryrosenthal about 5 years ago

Cheers Harry. Always a good thing to keep in mind ;)

Posted by henrick about 5 years ago

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