Record (Lizard Island Field Guide)

Record details

Prickly Redfish (species: Thelenota ananas)
Observed by Anne Hoggett
Mon, 7 Dec 2015 06:40:32

Location details

  • lizard Island, Queensland

  • Big Vickis Reef

  • Marine specimens found at a depth between 5 m and 7 metres.

Details about the specimens

  • 2 specimens. (exact)
  • specimens alive when found.
  • specimens alive at end of the observation process.
  • specimens left in natural environment.
  • Reproduction was occurring.

Spawning observed near sunset. One large individual with front half of body raised and gonopore visible on a mound on head but no spawn seen. A second individual about 30 metres from the first and about 5 minutes later was spawning while in normal position, whole body flat on sand. Gonopore on mound as in first animal. No other individuals of this species noticed during the dive. No photos.