Thursday, January 1, 2009

South Cottesloe Beach - Old wife

"Old wife" - what a politically incorrect name.
I have often read that a large school of Enoplosus armatus is a wonderful sight to behold. But this is the first one and the only one I saw so far.

This fish is endemic to Australia. The fish is docile enough but its dorsal fin spines are venomous and can cause great pains, although not lethal. This is similar to Port Jackson sharks, who have venomous dorsal fin spines too.

Again, I felt so compelled to show you the photos here - not simply for the sake of keeping a record - also because I had to dive down to a few meters below the surface to take the shots.

1 comment:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Chai.
Another interesting fish.