Two New Blue Eyed Gobies from Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is once again the locale for the discovery of new reef fish, this time with two new species of miniature gobies. Trimma blematium and T. meityae are two newly described species from this very numerous genus which both features very…

An Oldie But A Goodie: Summer Doldrums At The Local Fish Store

It’s that time of year when dust is settling at the LFS, so take in a few thoughts for what the professional fish-slingers and coral fraggers can do to be ready for the onset of the Fall reefing season. Would…

Sueviota pyrios, Another New Goby Species From The Red Sea

Sueviota pyrios is yet another new species of dwarf goby to be described, and the latest from the Red Sea. The bright red-orange fish is curiously described from just a single specimen collected in the Gulf of Aqaba at the…

Amblygobius cheraphilus & A. calvatus, Two Cute New Goby Species

Amblygobius cheraphilus and A. calvatus are two new species of cute small gobies, and we’re just glad to see some new goby species that aren’t Eviota or Trimma. Closely related to our beloved aquarium favorites the Hector’s, Rainford’s and Link gobies, the…

Top 15 new reef fish species of 2015

This has been a very big year for new fish species, both described and discovered. Normally we finish up each year with a ‘Top 10’ new species but 2015 was so well endowed with fish being inducted into the hall…

Navigobius vittatus from Brunei is the newest species of Dartfish

Navigobius vittatus is a new species of deepwater dartfish that has just been described from specimens collected around Borneo. Navigobius dewa kicked off this exciting genus of dartfish several years ago and since then, several more undescribed species of these…

3.4 Fairy Wrasses: The filamentosus group

The filamentosus group presents the reader with a collection of familiar, aquarium-friendly species, many of which are exuberantly colored and morphologically quirky. Despite some superficial differences in colors and fin shapes, the overall morphology strongly implies that this is the…

The ABCs of deepwater Chromis

The pan-oceanic genus Chromis is a ubiquitous component of any coral reef, and can be found anywhere from sun speckled coral gardens to lung compressing depths in the mesophotic twilight zone. Despite their near abrasive presence both in the field and in…

The top 6 new species of marine life this month

There have been a lot of new species descriptions in the last handful of weeks, and there are lots that can be said about each of them. We’ve covered them all individually but we wanted to bring your attention to…

Bellissima bellus: The biology and hybridization of Genicanthus bellus

The genus Genicanthus boasts of ten medium to large angelfish species that have evolved away from the regular substrate perusing stereotype. All members of this genus are rather streamlined, being longer than they are tall. Their caudal fins are festooned with…