“This is the first record of this species south of the Houtman Abrolhos that I know of,” says WA Museum and Redmap scientist Glenn Moore.
More community observations like this will, over time, help track if warmer water fish are surviving further south – especially over the cooler winter months - or whether they are just transient visitors.
Thanks goes to Redmap member Alexandra Hoschke who logged the photo and Glenn Moore, one of Redmap's 80+ verifying scientists around the country, for identifying the species at the WA Museum.
See the full angelfish sighting on Redmap.
For more detailed information on this species see: www.fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/655