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Low to moderate wave energy surge @ dusk v snorkel Carrickalinga SA 25-03-2010
Low to moderate wave energy surge @ dusk v snorkel Carrickalinga SA 25-03-2010
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Hardyhead ‘frozen by my night light’ @ Carrickalinga SA 14 Oct 2011
Hardyhead ‘frozen by my night light’ @ Carrickalinga SA 14 Oct 2011
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Just the play of ambient light warrants a look; Carrickalinga’s Haycock Pt SA 25-04-2011
Just the play of ambient light warrants a look; Carrickalinga’s Haycock Pt SA 25-04-2011
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Carrickalinga intertidal zone’s late arvo glow, 29-12-2010
Carrickalinga intertidal zone’s late arvo glow, 29-12-2010
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A Weedfish@Haycock Pt Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
A [email protected] Pt Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
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David Muirhead I've just noticed that there is a second and seemingly identical weed fish barely visible right behind and to the right of the main subject.
David Muirhead Whoops,to left not right of main subject....dm
Bluetail Leatherjacket @ Carrickaliga SA
Bluetail Leatherjacket @ Carrickaliga SA
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David Muirhead Wow,Graham you are a fast worker when it comes to assistance with image pinning for old IT dinosaurs like me!
Weeping Toado snkl @ Carrickalinga SA 29-12-2011
Weeping Toado snkl @ Carrickalinga SA 29-12-2011
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Crab eyes potential meal in rockpool@ dusk,Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
Crab eyes potential meal in [email protected] dusk,Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
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David Muirhead The crab is our common shore crab,Ozius truncatus.
Clinid shallow rocky subtidal v snkl 4-4-10 Carrickalinga SA
Clinid shallow rocky subtidal v snkl 4-4-10 Carrickalinga SA
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Cloud this be Milward’s Weedfih (H.sp.6); snkl Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
Cloud this be Milward’s Weedfih (H.sp.6); snkl Carrickalinga SA 04-02-2011
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Carrickalinga; a shallow channel(depth 1m) 30-12-2010 v snkl
Carrickalinga; a shallow channel(depth 1m) 30-12-2010 v snkl

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Weedfish probably common (H. perspicillatus) @Carrickalinga SA 18-03-2011
Weedfish probably common (H. perspicillatus) @Carrickalinga SA 18-03-2011
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Ozius truncatus v snkl Carrickalinga SA 18-03-2011
Ozius truncatus v snkl Carrickalinga SA 18-03-2011
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David Muirhead Common Shore Crab
Palaemon serenus are not at all serene
Palaemon serenus are not at all serene
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Weedfish eats shrimp at dusk; Carrickalinga SA 26-03-2011
Weedfish eats shrimp at dusk; Carrickalinga SA 26-03-2011
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David Muirhead Strange though it seems,I'm pretty sure the shrimp being eaten by the weed fish in this image is a common rock pool shrimp (Paleaemon serenus) which I have observed on a few other snorkels at the same site to be almost touching similarly common weed fish of same species and at these times the fish appeared to adopt a cleaner client posture. As per another comments trail on this website by me under the image of a smooth toadfish also at same site,there is no longer any doubt that this shrimp species does at times clean smooth toadfish,and very little doubt they also clean zebra fish,yellow eye mullet,and probably quite a few other inshore and intertidal rock reef fish species,I believe they probably know when it is safe to clean small Clinid fish species like this H.perspicillatus without being at risk of being eaten. Something to do with time of day or night,tides,and similar variables,along with,of course,the characteristic and often quite unmistakable client poses that all known client fish species here in South Australia adopt whether they are requesting cleaning by a cleaner cling fish host or a southern banded cleaner shrimp (Periclimenes aesopius) which is a dedicated cleaner and has a very different appearance and colors than the rock pool shrimp.
David Muirhead So I can conclude by stating that I am now convinced that the exceedingly common rocky intertidal shrimp species P.serenus is a facultative cleaner of a wide variety of inshore fish (and that includes occasional visitors such as yellow eye mullet which are a schooling inshore species that is not site associated to any significant degree and roams widely along our shores but often seeks shelter for the night in shallow rock pools and channels in the intertidal zone .)
Carrickalinga South Beach via  snkl 06-01-2011
Carrickalinga South Beach via snkl 06-01-2011
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Clinid Portrait by twilight Carrickalinga SA (snkl Oct 2011)
Clinid Portrait by twilight Carrickalinga SA (snkl Oct 2011)
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‘We wanna eat your squames,OK!’; Rockpool Shrimps,Carrickalinga SA 04-04-2010
‘We wanna eat your squames,OK!’; Rockpool Shrimps,Carrickalinga SA 04-04-2010
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Threefin, w unusual ‘gold specs’ appce,qu.courtship role, 27-01-2010 Ckga SA dsm ci208004
Threefin, w unusual ‘gold specs’ appce,qu.courtship role, 27-01-2010 Ckga SA dsm ci208004
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davem Helcogramma decurrens,common name Blackthroat Threefin.This is a female,only males have black throats.
Coastal Stingaree Urolophus orarius by night @Carrickalinga SA (old scan) dsm ci75885
Coastal Stingaree Urolophus orarius by night @Carrickalinga SA (old scan) dsm ci75885
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Vista depth 0.6m v snkl on nice calm day 06-01-2011 Ckga Sth Bch dsm ci224457
Vista depth 0.6m v snkl on nice calm day 06-01-2011 Ckga Sth Bch dsm ci224457
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Clinid poses @ Ckga SA 04-02-2011 dsm i235539
Clinid poses @ Ckga SA 04-02-2011 dsm i235539
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Clinid sp. (qu.H.perspicillatus vs H.sp.6 et al) 04-02-2011 Ckga SA dsm i235534
Clinid sp. (qu.H.perspicillatus vs H.sp.6 et al) 04-02-2011 Ckga SA dsm i235534
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Carrickalinga’s South Beach 20-01-2011 dsm ci233694
Carrickalinga’s South Beach 20-01-2011 dsm ci233694
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Cuttlefish @ Carrickalinga Head SA dsm i213706.
Cuttlefish @ Carrickalinga Head SA dsm i213706.
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P.serenus @ Haycock Point Ckga SA late snkl 20-03-2013
P.serenus @ Haycock Point Ckga SA late snkl 20-03-2013
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Getting out n about; Ckga’s South Beach 20-01-2011 dsm ci233705
Getting out n about; Ckga’s South Beach 20-01-2011 dsm ci233705
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Compound Ascidian (sponge-like appce )@ Ckga Rf YB FP SA (old l-r scan)dsm i70598
Compound Ascidian (sponge-like appce )@ Ckga Rf YB FP SA (old l-r scan)dsm i70598
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‘Let’s eat despite that freak’; yellowfin whitings Ckga SA dsm ci167
‘Let’s eat despite that freak’; yellowfin whitings Ckga SA dsm ci167
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davem What,me,a freak?
davem OK.The Truth Be Insurmountable,and also I'm now graced w humility in so admitting....
davem Utter crap.....
davem So who's been intruding into MY website illegally....??!!
davem Hmmmmm.....
Bream via snkl 26-03-2011 Ckga SA dsm i245750
Bream via snkl 26-03-2011 Ckga SA dsm i245750
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