AUSTRALIAN AQUARIA

Don Herbison-Evans ,   donherbisonevans@yahoo.com
updated 29 December 2009

The "Clown Fish", from the Great Barrier Reef,
living amongst poisonous Anenome tentacles,
to which it is curiously immune.

A few links about fish and other hydrophillic organisms:-

MARINE WETLIFE

  • Mud Crab ( Scylla serrata, PORTUNIDAE ),
  • Australian Molluscs ( Phylum MOLLUSCA : Snails, Bivalvles, Chitons, Octopods ),
  • Blue Ring Octopus ( Hapalochlaena maculosa, OCTOPODIDAE ),
  • Crustaceans ( Class CRUSTACEA : Amphipods, Barnacles, Crabs, Prawns, Shrimps, Lobsters ),
  • Sponges ( Phylum PORIPHORA ),
  • Crown of Thorns Starfish ( Acanthaster planci, ACANTHASTERIDAE )
  • Sydney Cockle ( Anadara trapezia, ARCIDAE),
  • Mussel ( Xenostrobus securis, MYTILIDAE ),
  • Invading Asian Mussels ( Musculista senhousia, MYTILIDAE ) ).

    BRACKISH WETLIFE

  • Estuarine Crocodile ( Crocodylus porosus, CROCODYLIDAE ),
  • Barramundi ( Lates calcarifer, CENTROPOMIDAE ),
  • Lamp Shells ( Lingula species, LINGULIDAE ),
  • Mangrove Snail ( Bembecium melanostomum, LITTORINIDAE ).

    FRESHWATER WETLIFE

  • Redclaw Yabby ( Cherax quadricarinatus, PARASTACIDAE ),
  • Cane Toad ( Bufo marinus, BUFONIDAE ),
  • Australian Lungfish ( Neoceratodus forsteri, CERATODONTIDAE ),
  • Duck-Billed Platypus ( Ornithorhynchus anatinus, ORNITHORHYNCHIDAE ).

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