Australian Museum Fish Site

Behind the scenes of the public galleries of the Australian Museum resides one of its greatest resources, the research collections. These collections by any definition are immense: more than four million insects, 2,000,000 mollusc lots, 1,000,000 fishes, 200,000 archaeological and anthropological objects and 60,000 rocks and minerals. (Figures current in June, 1999).

Fathead (genus Psychrolutes) aka Mr Blobby

The photo above of Fathead (genus Psychrolutes) aka Mr Blobby is an interesting speciman from the NORFANZ expedition the Australian Museum’s Mark McGrouther participated in during 2003.

If you’re interested in fish and want to find answers to questions like “What is the biggest fish? … What is the deepest-living fish? … How do Electric Rays produce electricity? ” or want to see more interesting photos or movies about fish like “Mr Blobby” then make sure you visit the Australian Museum Fish Site.

4 Replies to “Australian Museum Fish Site”

  1. Hi Neerav,

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  2. The photo above looks like a face of an old grumpy man. I haven’t been to Australian Museum Fish Site but I will definitely check out “Mr. Blobby” once I have the opportunity to visit there.

  3. What kind of beautiful and colorful fish can live in a fish bowl? I want to get a fish bowl for my little cousin. I want the fish to be easy to take care of and I want it to be colorful. Can guppies live in fish bowls? No goldfish please.

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