Check List 12(6): e19610, doi: 10.15560/12.6.2008
First records of three fishes, and southern records of a further four fishes, from New South Wales, Australia
expand article infoTom R. Davis
‡ Southern Cross University, Australia
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A study of fishes from Port Stephens in New South Wales, Australia has identified first records for three species in New South Wales — Genicanthus watanabei (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970), Parupeneus indicus (Shaw, 1803), and Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides (Lacépède, 1801) — and southernmost records for a further four species: Cantherhines fronticinctus (Günther, 1866), Coris bulbifrons (Randall & Kuiter, 1982), Mulloidichthys vanicolensis (Valenciennes, 1831), and Paracirrhites forsteri (Schneider, 1801). New sightings were up to 980 km south of previous records, indicating prolonged survival of tropical fish larvae in the East Australian Current.
Port Stephens; East Australian Current; climate change