Japan is Sourcing Some Big Juicy Yellow Tangs from Ogasawara

If you’ve been wondering where all the big, vivid yellow tangs have gone the answer is that they’re still in the wild, most of us simply can’t get them since Hawaii shut down collection and exports from their waters. But…

Dendrochirus koyo, the Ogasawara Lionfish Described as New Species

The dwarf lionfish of the Dendrochirus genus are some of the most popular for the aquarium, no doubt due to their smaller size. The fuzzy dwarf lionfish Dendrochirus brachypterus and its relative D. zebra are recognizable to scorpionfish lovers and the new…

Chaetodon daedalma X C. guentheri is one of many hybrids from the waters of Ogasawara

Ogasawara in Japan is home to many rare species and hybrids such as the Genicanthus semifasciatus X G. takeuchii hybrid and the Wrought iron butterflyfish hybrid above. The hybrid love child isn’t nearly as impressive as one half of its…

Reefs of Ogasawara are ablaze with angelfish and damselfish

The reefs of Ogasawara may not be as colorful and vibrant as the indo-pacific, but boring and quiet it most certainly is not. The short video above proves just that, as it focuses on a lone sub-adult female Genicanthus takeuchii…

Genicanthus takeuchi hybrid from Ogasawara could have a little semifasciatus angelfish in it

Genicanthus angelfish hybrids are enough, to discover one which is a mix of G. takeuchi is truly a once in a lifetime find. We’d be happy to just see a full blooded alive in our life time, in the U.S.…

Genicanthus takeuchii featured in this first ever video of the swallowtail angelfish gem from Ogasawara

Genicanthus takeuchii or Takeuchii’s swallowtail angelfish is one of the most highly sought after angelfish in the world. Hailing only from Japan’s Ogasawara Islands, Genicanthus takeuchii has an even more limited track record than the peppermint angelfish, Paracentropyge boylei, second…

Genicanthus takeuchii Angelfish Redux

Genicanthus takeuchii is hands down one of the most beautiful and exotic of all angelfish species, known only from very few hard to reach locations in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. This species of swallowtail Genicanthus angelfish is at the very top…

Apogon soloriensis, a New Cardinalfish from Japan

Cardinalfish are an important and abundant part of tropical reef fish communities and now we can add one more to the list, Apogon soloriensis. This newly described little red fish was discovered in the Bonin Islands of Japan, better known…

Pseudanthias tequila Just Described From West Pacific Ocean

Pseudanthias tequila is the newest species of anthias to be described and oh what a fairy basslet it is! This gorgeous little fish comes to us from the western Pacific Ocean, more specifically the Ogasawara Islands and the Marianas.  Also…

3.2 Fairy Wrasses: The temminckii group

The temminckii group plays host to some of the genus’ larger and more unappealing species. Burley, pugnacious and often glazed in matte grey, these un-fairy looking fairy wrasses are more often than not associated with the ugly duckling sobriquet. Despite…