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  1. #1751
    Barnard's lanternfish, Symbolophorus barnardi

    Barnard's lanternfish has huge eyes. The species grows to 12 cm in length and has photophores along the lower sides of the body.
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    Glasshead Barreleye

    The barreleyes are an unusual family of deepsea fishes, most of which have upwardly-directed eyes. The eyes detect the silhouettes of prey swimming above. In Australia, the Glasshead Barreleye has been collected from bathypelagic and mesopelagic depths off New South Wales.
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    Blue Grenadier, Macruronus novaezelandiae

    A Blue Grenadier trawled during the NORFANZ expedition at a depth between the surface and 846 m in international waters south of Norfolk Island.
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  2. #1752
    Arrowhead Soapfish, Belonoperca chabanaudi

    An Arrowhead Soapfish in a cave at a depth of about 8 m, Boot Rock, Boot Reef, near Ashmore Reef, Queensland.
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    Brown-spotted Spiny Clingfish, Genus A sp.

    A Brown-spotted Spiny Clingfish at a depth of 5 m, Port Stephens estuary, New South Wales, 2014.
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    Fluorescing Goatfish

    A 'fluorescing' Bluestriped Goatfish, Upeneichthys lineatus, photographed at night at a depth of 5 m, Camp Cove, Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, 27 March 2013.
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    Widebody Pipefish close up

    A Widebody Pipefish at a depth of 12 m, Kurnell, Botany Bay, Sydney, December 2011.
    Red coloured individuals are sometimes observed in association with red algae or sponges.
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  3. #1753
    Indonesian coelacanth

    The Indonesian coelacanth (Latimeria menadoensis, Indonesian: raja laut) is one of two living species of coelacanth, identifiable by its brown color. It is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN.[1] The other species, L. chalumnae (West Indian Ocean coelacanth) is listed as critically endangered.

    Habitat: Teams of researchers using submersibles have recorded live sightings of the fish in the waters of Manadua Tua and Talise islands in the Sulawesi as well as in the waters of Biak in Papua. These areas share similar steep rocky topography full of caves, which are the habitat of the fish.
    These coelacanths live in deep waters of around 150 metres or more, at a temperature between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius.
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    Smalltooth sand tiger

    The smalltooth sand tiger or bumpytail ragged-tooth (Odontaspis ferox) is a species of mackerel shark in the family Odontaspididae, with a patchy but worldwide distribution in tropical and warm temperate waters. They usually inhabit deepwater rocky habitats, though they are occasionally encountered in shallow water, and have been known to return to the same location year after year. This rare species is often mistaken for the much more common grey nurse shark (Carcharias taurus), from which it can be distinguished by its first dorsal fin, which is larger than the second and placed further forward. It grows to at least 4.1 m.

    Distribution and habitat: In the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it is known from the Bay of Biscay south to Morocco, including the Mediterranean Sea, the Azores, and the Canary Islands. In the western Atlantic, it has been reported from off North Carolina and Florida (USA), the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico), and Fernando de Noronha (Brazil). It occurs throughout the Indian Ocean, from South Africa, Madagascar, and Tanzania.
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  4. #1754
    Clubnose guitarfish

    The clubnose guitarfish, (Glaucostegus thouin) is a vulnerable species of ray in the Rhinobatidae family. It is found from shallow coastal waters to a depth of 60 m (200 ft) in the Indo-Pacific, ranging from India to Southeast Asia, and also in the Red Sea.[1][2] There are also old unconfirmed records from the Mediterranean and Suriname.

    It reaches up to 3 m (9.8 ft) in length, but typically is less than 2.5 m (8.2 ft).It is pale yellowish or brownish with a pale snout. It has an unusual club-like tip of the snout, which separates it from other members of the genus Glaucostegus.
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    Round ribbontail ray

    The round ribbontail ray (Taeniura meyeni) is a species of stingray in the family Dasyatidae, found throughout the nearshore waters of the tropical Indo-Pacific, as well as off islands in the eastern Pacific. It is a bottom-dwelling inhabitant of lagoons, estuaries, and reefs, generally at a depth of 20–60 m (66–197 ft). Reaching 1.8 m (5.9 ft) across, this large ray is characterized by a thick, rounded pectoral fin disc covered by small tubercles on top, and a relatively short tail bearing a deep ventral fin fold. In addition, it has a variable but distinctive light and dark mottled pattern on its upper surface, and a black tail.

    Distribution and habitat: The round ribbontail ray has a wide distribution in the Indo-Pacific region: it is found from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa northward along the East African coast to the Red Sea, including Madagascar and the Mascarenes.

    Bottom-dwelling in nature, the round ribbontail ray is typically found close to shore at a depth of 20–60 m (66–197 ft), though it has been reported anywhere from the surf zone to a depth of 439 m (1,440 ft).[1][4] It favors sand or rubble bottoms in shallow lagoons or near coral and rocky reefs, and may also enter estuaries.
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  5. #1755
    Amblyceps mangois, Indian torrent catfish

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 12.5 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Asia: Pakistan to Thailand.
    Biology: Occurs in pebbly beds in swift currents at the base of hills.
    ound among rocks and boulders on the bottom of fast flowing upland streams. Diet consists of aquatic insects. Not seen in markets.
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    Anabas cobojius

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 30.0 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical; 22°C - 28°C.
    Distribution:Asia: India and Bangladesh.
    Biology: Found in lakes, ponds, ditches and paddy fields. Able to live out of water for protracted period.
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    Anabas testudineus, Climbing perch

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 25.0 cm.
    Environment:: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical; 22°C - 30°C.
    Distribution: Asia: India to Wallace line including China. May have been distributed in more areas than were commonly reported.
    Biology: Found mostly in canals, lakes, ponds, swamps and estuaries.
    Adults occur in medium to large rivers, brooks, flooded fields and stagnant water bodies including sluggish flowing canals.
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  6. #1756
    Anguilla bengalensis, Indian mottled eel

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 200 cm.
    Environment: Marine, Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical; 23°N - 33°S.
    Distribution: Asia: Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Burma, and the East Indies.
    Biology: Lives in freshwaters, but also occurs in estuaries and in the sea during early life and near maturity.
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    Pointed sawfish

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 470 cm.
    Length at first maturity: Lm ?, range 246 - 282 cm.
    Environment: Marine, Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Red Sea and the Persian Gulf to New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia.
    Biology: Found inshore, often in river deltas and estuaries; penetration well up rivers needs confirmation.
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    Blue panchax

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 9.0 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Max length : 9.0 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical; 20°C - 25°C.
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  7. #1757
    Walking snakehead

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 33.0 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Asia: Afghanistan and Baluchistan southward to Sri Lanka and eastward to Indonesia.
    Biology: Are broadly adapted species occurring in rivers, lakes, ponds, mountain streams and even brackish water.
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    Conta catfish

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 7.8 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Subtropical.
    Biology: Occurs in rocky streams at the bases of hills.
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  8. #1758
    Crocodile-tooth pipefish

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 17.5 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Asia: India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
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    Cuchia

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 70.0 cm.
    Length at first maturity: Lm ?, range 25 - ? cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range:Tropical.
    Distribution Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
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    Purple spaghetti-eel
    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 44.0 cm.
    Environment: Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean: Gangetic estuary (West Bengal) in India, Bangaladesh and Nepal.
    Biology: Found in estuaries. Reported to occur in rivers.
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  9. #1759
    Doubleband surgeonfish

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 31.0 cm.
    Environment: Marine.
    Climate / Range: Tropical
    Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa to Sri Lanka and the Lesser Sunda Islands of southern Indonesia. The Red Sea record by Dor.
    Biology: nhabits lagoon and seaward reefs, 1 to over 20 m depth.
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    Shadow goby, Acentrogobius nebulosus

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 18.0 cm.
    Environment: Marine, Freshwater.
    Climate / Range: Tropical.
    Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa through Indonesia to Micronesia, north to China and the Ryukyu Islands.
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    Spotted green goby, Acentrogobius viridipunctatus

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 16.5 cm.
    Environment; Marine, Freshwater.
    Climate / Range Tropical; 25°C
    Distribution: Occur primarily along coastlines and in estuaries, but also found in freshwater. Occasionally marketed.
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  10. #1760
    Bull ray, Aetomylaeus bovinus

    Size / Weight / Age: Max length : 222.0 cm.
    Length at first maturity: Lm 90.0, range 35 - 148 cm.
    Environment: Marine.
    Climate / Range: Subtropical.
    Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Portugal and Morocco to Angola, including the Mediterranean, Madeira and the Canary Islands; then from Saldanha Bay to Natal (South Africa) and southern Mozambique.
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