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Top 15 new reef fish species of 2015

This has been a very big year for new fish species, both described and discovered. Normally we finish up each year with a ‘Top 10’ new species but 2015 was so well endowed with fish being inducted into the hall…

Three new species of Trimma gobies: T. aturirii, T. kardium & T. trioculatum

Three new species of Trimma pygmy gobies have been described, adding to the rapidly growing list of these miniature reef fish which are so diverse and desirable. The new species include Trimma aturirii , Trimma kardium and Trimma trioculatum, all of them quite…

Trimma yoshinoi, a new species of pygmy goby from Japan

Another day, another new species of pygmy goby joins the ranks of our fishy wish list. Trimma yoshinoi is the latest species to be inducted into the growing genus of ‘Pygmy Gobies’ known as Trimma, this time it’s from southern Japan. Five…

Stunning new species of Trimma dwarf gobies described from Papua New Guinea

There’s a fresh new crop of newly described species of Trimma dwarf gobies from Papua New Guinea and several of them are quite the lookers. The four new species described by Gerald Allen include Trimma abyssum, T. nauagium, T. chledophilum and T. multiclitellum. As you…

Top 10 new fish species of 2014

The last few years have been really hot ones for the discovery and description of new reef fish species and 2014 was no slouch either. Sometimes it seems like new species descriptions are dominated by dwarf gobies of the Eviota and Trimma genera,…

Trimma pajama and T. meranyx are two new exquisite species of deepwater nano gobies

A few new deepwater nano gobies from Indonesia have been described in a recent edition of the journal ZootaxaI that are sure to captivate you with their beauty. Here is information on two of the three new gobies described by Richard…

Trimma irinae is a gorgeous new deepwater nano goby from Papua New Guinea

Trimma irinae is a new species of deepwater nano reef goby hailing from Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. It may not be that novel to see a new species from Papua New Guinea, Milne Bay, or from the genus Trimma, but…

Helcogramma is another poorly known nano fish bursting with reef aquarium potential

If you thought the multitude of unknown Trimma species out there were heartbreakers for the nano fish realm, here’s another very unknown and poorly offered genus that is equally suited for the home style reef tanks. Helcogramma is a genus…

There are so many more Trimma out there waiting to be discovered and offered

Trimma are the quintessential nano reef fish that is bound to show up on the planning board when it comes to stocking up a small tank. Over the years the Trimma gobies are gaining popularity and more and more species…

Trimma matsunoi, T. fasciatum and Gobiodon winterbottomi join a long list of cool new nano gobies

The new description of Trimma fasciatum, Trimma matsunoi and Gobiodon winterbottomi show that although the summer doldrums may be in full swing for the marine aquarium hobby, the ichthyologists are still busy classifying reef fishes.Especially with the nano reef gobies like Eviota and Trimma, these tiny substrate…