New clingfish record for Sydney Harbour

This stunning little fish was observed by Kim Dinh. It's currently being referred to as Genus A, the undescribed Brownspotted Spiny Clingfish. This observation is probably the first time this undescribed species has been recorded from Sydney Harbour.
Kim told me that she, "found it at Clifton Gardens, amongst the kelp on the net. The depth was about 3-4m. It attracted my attention because I have never seen a yellow clingfish before and thought it was just a normal clingfish with a bit of colour variation. Afterwards I showed the photo to John Sear who was impressed and suggested I post it on iNaturalist.
Clingfish experts Dr Kevin Conway and Dr Glenn Moore are working on this and other Australian clingfishes.
To capture this image Kim used an Olympus TG5 camera with an Olympus housing and Inon 2000 strobe.
Posted on April 03, 2020 04:11 AM by markmcg markmcg


Awesome observation! congrats @kdinh123

Posted by henrick over 4 years ago

A real reminder that there are significant discoveries still to be made in our backyards. It is one of the more amazing aspects of the project. Well done!

Posted by harryrosenthal over 4 years ago

yay - @kdinh123 - you're getting good at this science stuff! XX

Posted by drmattnimbs about 4 years ago

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