New Species

Video of the recently discovered New Caledonia Sunrise Anthias

The beautiful new Sunrise Anthias that was discovered by Antoine Teitelbaum in New Caledonia and photographed by Quality Marine has now gotten its turn behind the videographer’s lens. Thomas Brown had his camera on hand and at the ready on…

Manonichthys scintilla is a beautiful new dottyback from Apo Reef, Philippines

Although the calendar year may be nearly over we’ve still got some new species of fish being described and written about from the other side of the world. We’ve been graced by many new dottyback species, most of them Pseudochromis…

Pseudochromis fuligifinis just described from the Philippines

Pseudochromis fuligifinis is a cute new species of dottyback described from Mindoro Province and Apo Reef of the Philippines by Anthony Gill and Jeffrey Williams. The new Pseudochromis fuligifinis looks very similar to the elongate dottyback, Pseudochromis elongatus, but the half-moon shaped dark…

New Trimma species from Raja Ampat: T. erdmanni, T. cheni and four others described

A new paper by David Winterbottom describes six new species of nano reef gobies including Trimma erdmanni, Trimma cheni and four other species. The new Trimma species were all described from collection near Raja Ampat Indonesia, the same region which…

Over 200 new invertebrates and 11 new fish discovered in Philippines

The California Academy of Sciences recently concluded a biodiversity expedition in the Philippines discovering over 300 new species including 200 marine invertebrates and 11 new fish. The six-week expedition focused most of the marine exploration on the Verde Island Passage, a deep-water…

Trimma maiandros is a new nano goby that is widespread in the Indo-Pacific

Trimma maiandros is a new species of nano goby from the Indo-Pacific which was recently described. Although it seems like countless new species of Eviota and Trimma gobies are frequently described that are lacking in the color department, the new…

Hoplolatilus randalli is a newly described tilefish from the heart of the Indo-Pacific region

Randall’s tilefish, Hoplolatilus randalli, is a spanking new species of reef fish which was just described in the latest issue of Aqua. The new Randall’s tilefish was described by Gerald Allen, Mark V. Erdmann and Alison M. Hamilton from thirteen…