Friday, 2 March 2007

Matava Resort helps with Fiji Fish ID DVD

Fresh from their time as cruise directors aboard the Nai'a liveaboard Josh and Liz of headed to Matava to put the finishing touches to their soon to be published definitive fish ID DVD of the Fiji Islands. We'll let you know as soon as it is available and where to purchase a copy. Additions to the DVD filmed whilst diving the Great Astrolabe Reef from Matava are:-

Additional species:-
Painted anthias - Pseudanthias pictilis (male)
Painted anthias - Pseudanthias pictilis (female)
Flame angelfish - Centropyge loricula
Bulbnose unicornfish - Naso tonganus
Scott's wrasse - Cirrhilabrus scottorum (male)
Scott's wrasse - Cirrhilabrus scottorum (female)
Fourspot butterflyfish - Chaetodon quadrimaculatus
Fourstripe wrasse - Pseudocheilinus tetrataenia
Orangelined nudibranch - Gymnodoris striata
Spinner dolphin - Stenella longirostris

Addidtional juvenile/female/male
Peacock razorfish - Iniistius pavo (juvenile)
Palebarred coris - Coris dorsomacula (male)
Short-tail bristletooth - Ctenochaetus cyanocheilus (juvenile)
Gilded triggerfish - Xanthichthys auromarginatus (female)
Leopard coralgrouper - Plectropomus leopardus (juvenile)
Camouflage grouper - Epinephelus polyphekadion (juvenile)
Filament-finned parrotfish - Scarus altipinnis(juvenile)

Whitespot hawkfish - Paracirrhites hemistictus
Crown-of-thorns cardinalfish - Siphamia fuscolineata

Better shots replacing originals
Gilded triggerfish - Xanthichthys auromarginatus (male)
Whitespotted surgeonfish - Acanthurus guttatus
Pennant bannerfish - Heniochus chrysostomus (juvenile)