This magnificent maroon clownfish Premnas biaculeatus was recently caught in Papua New Guinea by famed fish collector Steve Robinson.Â As far as we know this individual is one of a kind but perhaps with more collections other similar specimens may be discovered. If this is a sign of things to come then it seems like Papua New Guinea will be a treasure trove of new morphs and species.Â The photo was taken topside in PNG right after collection so please excuse the blurry-cam. This specimen is as sensational as the original picasso true percula clownfish which was imported several years back. Perhaps this amazing maroon clownfish will be the progenitor of a domestic strain of “Lightning Maroon Clowns”. You heard it here first!
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.