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…

Trimma tauroculum from Palau is a really unique and gorgeous species

The bullseye pygmy goby is a cute little stunner from Palau. Like all other Trimma species, the bullseye trimma is a tiny nano fish measuring in at only slightly below an inch. The bullseye Trimma is red with a whitish…

New Trimma species from Raja Ampat: T. erdmanni, T. cheni and four others described

A new paper by David Winterbottom describes six new species of nano reef gobies including Trimma erdmanni, Trimma cheni and four other species. The new Trimma species were all described from collection near Raja Ampat Indonesia, the same region which…

Trimma maiandros is a new nano goby that is widespread in the Indo-Pacific

Trimma maiandros is a new species of nano goby from the Indo-Pacific which was recently described. Although it seems like countless new species of Eviota and Trimma gobies are frequently described that are lacking in the color department, the new…

Trimma tevegae has got to be one of the coolest nano gobies which is readily available

Trimma tevegae is a gorgeous little goby which is relatively available but rarely showing it’s true potential. Like all fish, this species shows it’s best when its been conditioned for a while and put into a display that suits it.…

Top 20 New Reef Fish Species of 2020

One of the funnest aspects of staying on top of all the marine, ocean and aquarium news is becoming familiar with all the newly described species of fish, corals, and invertebrates. Last week (year) we covered the top 10 new…

Vanderhorstia vandersteene, a Stunning New Goby Species from Papua New Guinea

Vanderhorstia vandersteene is a striking new species of goby just described from the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea. V. vandersteene is in very good company in this exotic part of the world where freaky little red pipefish and colorful…

Top 5 New Goby Species of 2019

As we begin wrapping up yet another full year of reporting every aspect of saltwater aquarium news, we’re approaching our annual year-end recaps of all the new species that grabbed our attention in 2019. As usual some very abundant groups…

Vanderhorstia dawnarnallae, Wicked New Species of Shrimp Goby Described

Vanderhorstia dawnarnallae is a beautiful and colorful new species of shrimp goby recently described in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. Discovered in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia also known as West Papua, Dawn’s Shrimp Goby is the…

Top 10 New Fish Species of 2018

One of the funnest parts of keeping up with all the happenings in the world of marine life is learning about all the new discoveries of rare and exotic reef fish. Sometimes, oftentimes, these new species come from far away,…