Tosanoides annepatrice Described from Pohnpei & Palau

Tosanoides annepatrice is the newest member of this colorful deepwater genus of anthias that come hardly a week on the heels of another new inductee, Tosanoides aphrodite. But where that species was a huge surprise due to being found in…

Sensational Tosanoides aphrodite Described from St. Paul’s Rock

Tosanoides aphrodite is a remarkable new species of anthias for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s the first member of its genus Tosanoides to be discovered outside the Pacific Ocean. Secondly this species was found at the fabled St. Paul’s…

Dr. Rocha is Treating us to some Delectable Anthias Photography

Anthias are the quintessential reef fish which can occur in huge schools on shallow sunlit reefs. But anthias are also quite common in deeper reefs as well, these being species we rarely get to see, unless deep diving collectors go…

Marcia’s Anthias Successfully Captive Bred in India

Anthias are some of the most visible small marine fish of tropical coral reef environments and many of them are also very popular in reef aquariums. The genus Pseudanthias particularly includes many of the smaller, aquarium-suitable species and aquaculture researchers recently…

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…

Luiz’s Snapshots: Odontanthias katayamai In Pohnpei

If you’ve read Reef Builders for any length of time then you know that in order to find the rarest, most colorful and interesting fish, you have to dive deep. Like really deep. That and be Dr. Luiz Rocha or one of…

Borbonius Anthias Captive Bred By Biota Palau

Biota Palau is no stranger to being first to captive breed some popular tropical marine fish and the Borbonius anthias is the latest species to be added to their catalog. Their captive bred mandarins have revolutionized the experience of keeping…

Sacura sanguinea Is A Wild New Species Of Deepwater Anthias

Sacura sanguinea is a striking new species of anthias with a coloration and ornate finnage that is truly befitting of this group of fish. Described based on just a few specimens from the Andaman Sea, this new species has a…

Redescription Of The Gorgeous Antlantic Anthias, A. asperilinguis

Anthias are some of the most beautiful and graceful small reef fish in the ocean, and today we get treated to an unfamiliar species. First described in the 1850s, Anthias asperlinguis has the hallmark pink coloration of an Anthias but…

We Get A New Species AND Genus With The Description Of Cymatognathus aureolateralis

Today’s newest species of marine fish comes from very deep reefs of Indonesia, but it was discovered in a very peculiar way. Cymatognathus aureolateralis is a new species of anthias which is very closely related to Symphysanodon, but was elevated to its…