Large Palinurus (homarus?) caught in Shellharbour NSW. 160mm Carapace Length. Caught by Rod Wheatley. Image used with permission.
These were seen in numbers around the surface at the Townsville (Queensland) Marina. We dismissed them being an Archerfish due to the elongated nature of their horizontal blotches not being in keeping with known Archerfish species. Please assist to identify these.
tailor 40cm from Port Esperance (TAS) August 2021
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