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Serranus pulcher, new basslet species from West Africa

Serranus pulcher is a new species of basslet from the east Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It’s been a good long while since we’ve had a new species of Serranus described, so the new S. pulcher joins…

Tiger angelfish discovered in Madagascar!

The fish life of Madagascar is very poorly known when it comes to the aquarium hobby. Certain illustrious species like the Madagascar flasher wrasse beckon to us from behind the third world curtain, but a new discovery in this part…

‘Project Coral’ fundraising event slated for November 14 at UK’s Charterhouse Aquatics

Project Coral has been a creative and revolutionary project spearheaded by Jamie Craggs curator of the UK’s Horniman Aquarium and they are hosting a fundraising event on November 14 to ensure the project continues. You may recall, Project Coral is behind the…

Annual Coral Mass Spawning in Mozambique

If your first image of Africa isn’t white sand beaches and jaw dropping coral reefs, you’ve probably never been to Mozambique, and the Quirimbas Archipelago is no exception with beaches and reefs as far as the eye can see. The…

Pseudojuloides polackorum is the newest species of pencil wrasse from South Africa

The genus Pseudojuloides constitutes a collection of fusiform torpedo shaped wrasses with chisel like incisiform teeth that are more often found living in lose sandy rubble instead of the usual coral cover. Pseudojuloides was last revised in 1981 where five new…

Tridacna costata, a close look at this rarely seen Indian Ocean clam species

Compared to corals, there are only a few giant clam species we get to appreciate in the home aquarium so it’s really exciting when we get new species like Tridacna noae and Tridacna ningaloo, but it’s also super cool to…

South African Harlequin Goldies, Pseudanthias connelli available for the first time

The Harlequin Goldie, Pseudanthias connelli is an iconic member of the underwater marine aquarium community in its native range of South Africa. A member of the widely distributed Pseudanthias genus, the males of this species sport a dramatically different color and pattern which…