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 gardensĀ to lung compressing depths in the mesophotic twilight zone. Despite their nearĀ abrasive presence both in the field and in…

Palau Deep Reef fish collecting video released in full

The Palau Deep Reef collection video is infamous for documenting some of our best deep diving ichthyologists “at work” while sounding like Donald Duck. First revealed to the aquarium hobby during the 2008 MACNA Keynote in Atlanta, this video has…

Chromis brevirostris is a gorgeous species which is barely documented

Here at Reef Builders we are a fan of all things Chromis, and are especially fond of the deep water species such as the world famous Chromis abyssus. C. abyssus was described in 2008 together with four other species –…

New Deep Blue Chromis (chromis abyssus) found

You can add a new type of species that we would like to get our hands on. The species named Chromis abyssus or its common name referred to as Deep Blue Chromis was discovered off the coast of Ngemelis island,…