gobies

Navigobius vittatus from Brunei is the newest species of Dartfish

Navigobius vittatus is a new species of deepwater dartfish that has just been described from specimens collected around Borneo. Navigobius dewa kicked off this exciting genus of dartfish several years ago and since then, several more undescribed species of these…

Rare double fin firefish makes its way to House of Fins

A rare double-finned common firefish has just made its way to the aquarium hobby and it’s quite the attention grabber. If there’s one thing that firefish are well known for, it’s that prominent first dorsal fin. So you can imagine…

The cutest new species of slippery goby, Lubricogobius nanus

It’s been a hot minute since we saw some new species of reef fish being described and so this next new species from Papua New Guinea is here to make sure we don’t go without. Lubricogobius nanus is a small species…

Top 5 big reef fish discoveries from the Philippines this year

It’s been a busy year for the reef aquarium hobby and especially for reef fish discoveries in the Philippines. The Philippines is the largest single exporter of ornamental fish for the aquarium trade. With a population of nearly 100 milion people,…

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…

Helfrich’s firefish discovered in the Philippines

The Helfrich’s firefish, Nemateleotris helfrichi has been discovered in the Philippines, extending the species range by more than 1000 km, or 600 miles. The recent finding is important not only from a fish ecology perspective but it also puts this fish within…

Fusigobius, Transparent Cave Goby now available from ORA

The Transparent Cave Goby is a newly bred species of Fusigobius recently announced by Oceans Reefs & Aquariums. We got a close look at the new captive bred fish from ORA at their MACNA booth and this fish might not win…

Lembeh now has the second highest reef fish diversity in the world

Coral reef fish superstars Gerald Allen and Mark V. Erdmann are at it again, this time participating in a “reef crawl” in Lembeh that was focused on sighting as many reef fish as possible. The reef life survey turned up…

The Yellow Clown Goby: A Practically Perfect Nano Candidate

Nano marine aquarium enthusiasts must be very discerning in their livestock selections to ensure any specimens they choose won’t outgrow their systems. Reaching a maximum size that can best be described as miniscule, the yellow clown goby (Gobiodon okinawae) is…

The top 6 new species of marine life this month

There have been a lot of new species descriptions in the last handful of weeks, and there are lots that can be said about each of them. We’ve covered them all individually but we wanted to bring your attention to…