Tomiyamichthys eyreae, a Color coordinated New Species of Shrimp Goby

Tomiyamichthys eyreae is a brand new species of shrimp-goby again from the hot bed of biodiversity that is the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia. This slender, ground dwelling gobiid is related to the recently described Tomiyamichthys emilyae which…

Tomiyamichthys emilyae, the Official Description of the Magnificent Fan Shrimp Goby

Tomiyamichthys emilyae is a new name for an old friend that we once saw a lot more of in the aquarium trade. It was almost exactly ten years ago that the ‘Magnificant Fan Shrimp’ goby was introduced to our early…

Tomiyamichthys levisquama, a large showy goby described from Australia

Tomiyamichthys levisquama is a newly described species of shrimpgoby joining this large and diverse genus of bottom dwelling reef fish. The newly discovered T. levisquama was discovered living in coastal waters and soft bottom habitats of Northern Territory and Queensland, Australia.…

Cryptocentrus epakros & Tomiyamichthys zonatus, two new goby species

It’s been a short while since we’ve had some new species of gobies being described and Cryptocentrus epakros and Tomiyamichthys zonatus are here to fill that gap. The two new species of sand dwelling gobies are both associated with Alpheid shrimp partners and…

Tomiyamichthys nudus is a beautiful shrimp goby that bears resemblance to a small Flabelligobius

Tomiyamichthys nudus is relatively new species described only in 2012, and published in Allen and Erdmann’s new book on reef fishes of the East Indies. Previously, it has only been known as Tomiyamichthys sp, or sometimes incorrectly as Flabelligobius sp,…

Tomiyamichthys smithi is the largest showy goby you’ve never even heard of

Tomiyamichthys smithi is just one of many different species of larger shrimp gobies from this little known genus. Although not as colorful as the shrimp associated gobies in the genus Cryptocentrus, the Monster Shrimpgoby genus Tomiyamichthys includes many different fish with complicated…

Tomiyamichthys dorsostigma is the latest described goby from the Red Sea

In anticipation of his forthcoming Fishes of the Red Sea Jack Randall and fellow Ichthyologists have been busily working on describing new fish species from this region, the latest of which being the handsome goby Tomiyamichthys dorsostigma. We don’t see too many Tomiyamichthys gobies…

Top 20 New Reef Fish Species of 2020

One of the funnest aspects of staying on top of all the marine, ocean and aquarium news is becoming familiar with all the newly described species of fish, corals, and invertebrates. Last week (year) we covered the top 10 new…

Top 5 New Goby Species of 2019

As we begin wrapping up yet another full year of reporting every aspect of saltwater aquarium news, we’re approaching our annual year-end recaps of all the new species that grabbed our attention in 2019. As usual some very abundant groups…

Fluorescent Friday – Reef fish edition

Coral reefs are one of the most richly fluorescent ecosystems on the planet. When it comes to fluorescence, most of us reef aquarists tend to think of corals first, but many of the tropical reef fish in your tanks right…