gobies

Trimma christianeae, a New Species of Pygmy Goby from Milne Bay

Gobies are so plentiful and diverse we knew it was only a matter of time until we got a new species this year. The highly species rich genus Trimma gets first billing for 2019 with the official description of T. christianeae from…

Navigobius kaguya Is Another Spectacular Dartfish From Japan & Philippines

Navigobius has been one of our favorite groups of dartfish since the genus was erected in 2009. So it is with great pleasure that today we get to add another new species to the genus, Navigobius kaguya.  Until now there…

The Painted Face Dwarf Goby Is Your New Nano Species Of The Day

With new descriptions almost every week, sometimes it’s hard to get excited about new species of nano gobies, especially Eviota. However today’s newest entry into the tree of life, the Painted Face Dwarf Goby, is an especially beautiful new species.  Even the…

New Fire Goby Was Lionfish Food Before It Was Ever Discovered!

Palatogobius incendius is a new species of deepwater Caribbean goby that was discovered, unsurprisingly, in the mesophotic reefs of Curacao. But what is surprising is the circumstances surrounding how this fish was first collected.  The newly described incendiary or Fire goby was…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: the Yellow Watchman Goby

The cautious Yellow Watchman Goby sits on the substrate near his borrow waiting for food. However, he quickly retreats when threatened along with anyone else sharing his home. Yellow Watchman Gobies, or Yellow Prawn Gobies, are known for their symbiotic…

The Most Expensive Yasha Gobies In The World

The Yasha goby is such a beautiful nouveau iconic reef fish, it’s easy to forget that this fish is not that common or widespread. This fish had its aquaristic debut as recently as 1999 and while they are common in…

Sueviota pyrios, Another New Goby Species From The Red Sea

Sueviota pyrios is yet another new species of dwarf goby to be described, and the latest from the Red Sea. The bright red-orange fish is curiously described from just a single specimen collected in the Gulf of Aqaba at the…

Sueviota tubicola, a New Species of Goby That Lives With Tubes

Sueviota tubicola may be the first described new species of goby this year, but we’re certain that it won’t be the last. Discovered in the hotbed of diversity that is Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, this new nano goby…

Amazing First Pictures of Helfrich Firefish Hybrid (Updated w/ Video)

Dartfish hold a very special place in our reefing hearts, and none more so than the magnificent firefish. We absolutely adore the Nemateleotris firefish species, so we definitely perked up when we came across this incredibly rare firefish hybrid.  The regular and…

Lubricogobius tunicatus Is A Wonderful New Species Of Slippery Goby

Lubricogobius tunicatus is the newest species to join this fascinating group of slippery gobies. The Tunicate Slippery Goby was discovered in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, adding to the long list of species that continue to be discovered in this biodiverse…