wrasses

Cirrhilabrus rubeus & C. africanus Are The Two Newest Species of Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus africanus and C. rubeus are the two newest species of fairy wrasses that have been added to this quickly growing genus of reef fish. Descriptions of fairy wrasse species have been fairly frequent the last couple years, but today…

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…

Face to Face with the Monsoon Fairy Wrasse

The Monsoon Fairy Wrasse is the newest species of Cirrhilabrus to be described, and the most recent that we’ve got to see in person. Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus was discovered by Monsoon Aquatics in Western Australia, but they brought a small group of…

Cherry Fairy Wrasse is an Exciting New Cirrhilabrus from the Philippines

The Cherry Fairy Wrasse is a new species of Cirrhilabrus which has just been discovered in the Philippines. The new fairy wrasse is wildly distinct from any known species of Cirrhilabrus, but shares a few similarities with some common, popular marine aquarium…

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the Monsoon Fairy Wrasse Officially Described

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus is the latin name of the newest species of fairy wrasse on the block, and it’s got a cool common name too. The monsoon fairy wrasse hails from the Timor Sea in Northwest Australia. The newly described Cirrhilabrus hydroxerus…

Glowing Orange Suezichthys Wrasse collected in deep waters of Japan

Suezitchthys is a genus of slender wrasses which is hardly known in home aquariums, but we’ve got details about a second possible new species discovered in under a month. A few weeks ago we told you about the colorfully adorned new species of…

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius. This new labrid fish species is found in the southwestern Indian Ocean and features bright yellow horizontal striped on its body and a signature black spot at the caudal-fin base…

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…

New Wrasse and Anthias Collected in Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii

We already know that there’s loads of new fish in the mesophotic zone of the ocean so it’s always exciting when new fish are discovered down there. It’s especially tantalizing when new fish are discovered in a national marine park,…

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…