The Australian fish world was abuzz this week with the release of FishMap, an online mapping tool that allows humans to check out where their favourite marine fish are living these days. You can see what fish are living in your area and what depth they tend to hang out at, just in case you wanted to drop by. The tool gives fish around Australia an unprecedented ability to compete for the attentions of people. With 4500 Australian marine fishes listed, including our 320 sharks and rays, there are sure to be plenty jostling for your affection.
Here are some of the stars of FishMap and a taste of what’s out there in our marine environments:
Common name: Sturgeon Whiptail. Scientific name: Mataeocephalus. acipenserinus. Family: Macrouridae.
Common name: Black Stingray. Scientific name: Dasyatis thetidis. Family: Dasyatidae.