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Painted Goby?

Observed: 22nd March 2011 By: nightflynightfly is knowledgeable about Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fishnightfly’s earned reputation in Fish
Painted Goby.
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Hi Derek, I just recently, 2

Hi Derek,

I just recently, 2 days ago, shared this photo with Douglas Herdson on facebook. He hasnt commented yet but Andy Horton has and he says Rock Goby, he has also posted a photo of a Rock Goby and there is a strong similarity.

I would like to hear what Douglas has to say, but Andy could well be totally correct. I am unsure myself but I did once feel strongly enough that this was a Painted Goby as my ID above demonstrates.

Thanks,

Cathal.

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awakened

There was me thinking that "a row of four double dark brown spots along the sides. The dorsal fin has rows of dark brown-black spots interspersed with bands of iridescent blue and rosy pink." Andy Horton is not to be trifled with!
This all means you have to look at the post again, find some more pictures in your system and maybe make a new ID!
My idea of looking back to old posts, specially without agreements, it to wake them up and surely this is Marine!

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I arrived at the IDthe same

I arrived at the IDthe same way you did Derek, by apparently matching up correct features. However I have a faint memory of Douglas Herdson maybe telling me this was not Painted Goby, thats why I posted it again on his facebook page.

I was posting rockpool findings as coastal rather than marine at that time, where do we draw the line? High tide line?

Cathal.

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whale in hedgerow

That line is where you like, it's your post. iSpot asks Habitat Observed in. Well, if you are walking at the seaside then it has to be Coastal. But I ask what about the whale that was washed far inland and left in a Somerset field - Hedgerow?
But there are butterflies, little yellow flowers and blue tits that are marked Marine in iSpot and of course, there are anemones in aquaria in Nottingham!
Some people use tags like At Sea or Offshore - as you know Tagging is very useful!
Personally I would mark (I do mark) marine organisms as Marine, I would mark a Gannet as Marine (maybe you have).
If you mark Coastal, I personally think you should add Marine if it's classed as a marine organism.
Don't mind me though!
A few people search iSpot using this http://www.ispot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/376 Marine