Anthias

Pyronotanthias, Nemanthias and Mirolabrichthys help to Sort Out the ‘Classic’ Anthias Species

Anthiadines have had a taxonomic shake-up this week with 18 Anthias species being reclassified into three other genera, one of which is completely new. Dr Anthony Gill of the University of Sydney has been sifting through what was the sixty-plus species…

Pseudanthias hangapiko, A New Anthias Species from Easter Island

Pseudanthias hangapiko is a new species of anthias from the South Pacific region of Rapa Nui, better known as Easter Island. The hangapiko anthias was discovered way back in 2017 during an expedition to explore the mesophotic reefs of Easter…

Pseudanthias heemstrai, the Best Images of Orangehead Anthias We’ve Ever Seen

We would say that Pseudanthias heemstrai is better known as the Orangehead Anthias but truth be told, this fish is so rarely seen let alone photographed that very few divers, naturalists or aquarists have ever even heard of this glorious…

Pseudanthias timanoa – New Caledonia’s Sunrise Anthias gets Official Description

Pseudanthias timanoa is a new species of anthias just described from New Caledonia, but the aquarium hobby has known about this unique fairy basslet for some time now. Way back in 2013 when Pseudanthias privitera and P. aurulenteus were all…

Ventralis Anthias, Observations and Experiences on their Captive Care

I was always under the impression that ventralis anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) were hard to keep, as they are often listed as “expert only”. I have always loved the looks of this fish and was a Holy Grail fish to me…

Marineland Antibes Successfully Rears Spotfin Anthias

The Antibes Marineland scored another captive breeding success, successfully raising the common and popular Pseudanthias squamipinnis, also known as the spotfin anthias. This achievement wasn’t the first time that the spotfin anthias was successfully raised, the Long Island Aquarium raised…

Audible for Fish? 10 rare or beautiful fish that would have made this gag better

In case you missed it, yesterday was April Fool’s Day and there were many corporations and tech companies sharing some serious groaners with a few funny ones in the mix. The one that caught our attention was Audible’s attempt at…

Tosanoides bennetti, Another Great New Species of Deepwater Anthias

Tosanoides bennetti is the latest inductee into one of the most colorful and dare we say it, bombastic groups of tropical marine fish. Bennett’s deepwater anthias is part of a recent ‘spree’ of new species of Tosanoides from the Western…

Tosanoides annepatrice Described from Pohnpei & Palau

Tosanoides annepatrice is the newest member of this colorful deepwater genus of anthias that come hardly a week on the heels of another new inductee, Tosanoides aphrodite. But where that species was a huge surprise due to being found in…

Sensational Tosanoides aphrodite Described from St. Paul’s Rock

Tosanoides aphrodite is a remarkable new species of anthias for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s the first member of its genus Tosanoides to be discovered outside the Pacific Ocean. Secondly this species was found at the fabled St. Paul’s…