Favites monticularis is a spikey new species of stony coral

The moon brain corals of the family¬†Faviidae¬†have yielded some interesting new species lately, but the newly described Favites monticularis will stand out in your mind, literally. Favia camranensis was certainly neat with its shingle-like corallites but the spiny corallite walls…

Opistognathus albicaudatus, a brand new species of Jawfish from the Andaman islands

Ospitognathus albicaudatus is a brand new species of jawfish described from two specimens caught in the Andaman Sea. The aptly named White-tailed Jawfish is apparently endemic to the Fusilier Straits of the Andaman Islands and is closely related to O.…