Areas of investigation
1. Description of new Australian species of Fishes
There are many species of Australian fishes currently undescribed. In an OzFishNet initiative, descriptions of 33 new Australian species of fishes were published in July 2004 in the Records of the Australian Museum (Volume 56(2)).
Following on from the successful publication of the above Records of the Australian Museum volume, OzFishNet coordinated the publication of another special volume of fish descriptions in 2006. This volume, published in the Memoirs of Museum Victoria contained 12 papers by 19 authors from Australia, Japan and the USA. Included are descriptions of 15 new species and a new genus (Simipercis) of Australian fishes. In addition, there are world-wide treatments of a genus (Hapalogenys) and a family (Diodontidae).
2. Bioregionalisation of Australia
3. Deepwater areas in the Tasman Sea
4. Fishes of Australia
4. Fishes of Halimeda beds of the GBR