wrasses

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the Holy Grail Flasher Wrasse Being Collected in Madagascar

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the half-banded flasher wrasse is a very elusive species that has been all but absent in the aquarium hobby. Hailing only from Madagascar and a few locations in South Africa, this species has turned out to be the…

Nursalim Flasher Wrasses Caught in Dramatic Battles!

The Blenny Watchers are at it with another great and exclusive look at the behavior of unusual marine life. In focus for this video is a pair of illustrious Nursalim flasher wrasses, Paracheilinus nursalim, showing us everything they’ve got.  Part battle…

Bodianus bennetti is the newest species of hogfish from the South Pacific

Bodianus bennetti is a new species of colorful hogfish which the aquarium hobby is fully responsible for bringing to the light of day. Bodianus bennetti is closely related to several species in the Trochocopus subgenus of hogfish that are typified by having a…

The discovery of Pseudojuloides labyrinthus

With last week’s formal description of Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, it would be an appropriate opportunity to share just how this new species was noticed. The history for this fish goes back to the research that was under way for the description of…

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, a sexy new pencil wrasse from Kenya

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus is an exciting new species of pencil wrasse from the Western Indian Ocean. The labyrinth pencil wrasse joins a fresh crop of Pseudojuloides wrasses which have been described in recent years, many of them being discovered by a fellow…

Terelabrus flavocephalus, third candy hogfish finally gets described

Terelabrus flavocephalus is the newest species of hogfish to be described and added to the growing family of the ever popular marine wrasses. This third species of candy hogfish has been known from the Indian Ocean, Maldives to be precise,…

New Decodon hogfish collected in Dominica

The Curasub responsible for so many new discoveries and new species in Curacao is on the move. As part of the Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP), a team of researchers and the Curasub are currently in Dominica, to do…

Paracheilinus alfiani video shows this new species in the wild

Paracheilinus alfiani is only a few days old as a newly minted species and already we have the world’s first videos of the new flasher wrasse. The video clip of Alfian’s flasher wrasse comes to us from Anna & Ned…

Paracheilinus alfiani, P. paineorum & P. xanthocirritus, three new flasher wrasses

Paracheilinus alfiani, P. paineorum and P. xanthocirritus are three new species joining the ranks of flasher wrasses. The description of these three new Paracheilinus is part of a massive review of the genus overall and it sorts out a few of…

The story of how Pseudojuloides severnsi was discovered

The royal pencil wrasse, Pseudojuloides severnsi, is one of the most striking species of labrids, one that quite single handedly puts the pencil wrasses on the proverbial map. Once considered to be a very difficult species to keep in aquariums, as…