Three new Indonesian species of fang blennies described: Meiacanthus abruptus, M. erdmanni and M. cyanopterus

It’s been less than five month since Conservation International’s survey of Bali yielded new coral and fish species and one of those blennies has already been described along with two others. Meiacanthus abruptus, M. erdmanni and M. cyanopterus are all…

Chaetodon assarius, a rare butterflyfish from down-under

Chaetodon assarius is a rare, shallow water planktivorous butterflyfish native to the waters of Western-Australia. The lovely fish is closely related to and looks similar to various other species found around the world, such as C. dolosus and C. sedentarius.…

Blue Pelagic Porcupine puffer, Diodon eydouxii, shows up at Absolutely Fish

The striking blue juvenile pelagic porcupinefish above was recently acquired by Absolutely Fish in a shipment from Bali. The pelagic porcupine fish is not a an aquarium fish you hear about everyday, precisely because they are more ocean going than…

Pseudanthias charlenae offered for the trade via Indonesian sources

Pseudanthias charlenae is a spanking new anthias to hit the reef scene. First discovered in Cenderawasih Bay, P. charlenae has been reported to have been trickling into the aquarium trade in small amounts. Although most reports of them hitting aquarium…

A rare ‘Maze’ Clown Triggerfish is caught and pictured

The Clown Triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum, is a long time favorite of all triggerfish fans but it usually has large bold white spots on a black body with a striking pattern. But the clown triggerfish pictured above is something different with…

Pseudochromis erdmanni, a new dottyback species from Ambon and Sulawesi

Pseudochromis erdmanni is a new species of dottyback from Indonesia which has just been described by Jack Randall. The specimens used in the description of P. erdmanni were collected from Ambon and the Rajah Ampat Islands of Indonesia but is…

Rare Japanese white-bar fairy basslet and golden hawkfish appear in Thailand!

Pseudanthias leucozonus is a rare Pseudanthias species that almost secretively hidden from aquarist because it is restricted to Izu Peninsula region and nearby islands. Even though there are some record of Pseudanthias leucozonus from the trade that happened to be…

Impressive Picasso Clarki Clownfish appear in the US

Our first glimpse of the Picasso Clarki clownfish was based on some juveniles spotted in the UK. While visiting House of Fins in Greenwich CT this weekend we were pleasantly surprised to see a decent batch of the Picasso Clarki…

Sacura speciosa captured and photographed alive for the first time in Manado, Indonesia

Sacura speciosa is an extremely rare reef fish which had never been photographed alive until now. Neptune Marine collected this Sacura speciosa while working with divers in Manodo, Indonesia who had been trained to capture and properly decompress deepwater reef…

What you missed last week…

May 9- May 16 Cree shatters LED theoretical maximum efficiency of 200 lumens per watt in the lab West Australian Corals, get ‘em while they’re hot! World’s largest water pump moves 150,000 gallons per second Raja Ampat Through the Lens…