Some Damselfish Favorites Reclassified as Azurina & Pycnochromis

Damselfish are one of the largest families of marine fish with over 400 described species and counting. Due to their global distribution, wide range of forms and impressive diversity, saying that understanding and characterizing their taxonomy is nothing short of…

Pomacentrus andamanensis & Eviota angustifascia, New Damselfish and Goby Species

Two new species of reef just got their official descriptions inaugurating them into the annals of reef fish taxonomy. Like so many recent damselfish, Pomacentrus andamanensis was split off from a common and widespread species, the ambon damselfish, while the…

Reuniting With Two of Our Favorite Damselfish, Chrysiptera starcki & C. springeri

Damselfish get a bad wrap in saltwater and reef aquariums but for over twenty years this group of hardy colorful fish has remained one of our absolute favorites. Almost no other group is as diverse, easy to feed, and colorful…

Chromis pacifica, a New Name for a Common Damselfish

Chromis pacifica is the newest species of damselfish that, as the name indicates, is a tropical reef fish from the Pacific Ocean. While the name might be new, this is actually a redescription of Chromis agilis that once included a…

Chromis mamatapara, a New Species of Damselfish from the Depths of Easter Island

Chromis are part of a group of fish that we expect to encounter in the deeper tropical reefs of the world, alongside the deepwater basslets, anthias, and certain wrasses, It’s therefore not a complete surprise that deep diving surveys in…

Pomacentrus vatosoa: Corazon’s Damselfish get Official Description

Corazon’s damselfish is a brilliant new species of damselfish that was discovered just last year has already been treated to an official description. This little treasure of a reef fish from Madagascar has been bestowed the latin name of Pomacentrus…

Chromis tingting, a New Species of Damselfish from Japan

Chromis tingting is a brand new species of damselfish described from Japan by Lemon TYK and Anthony Gill. Hailing from Japan’s famous Sagami Bay, the new Ting Ting damselfish has been confounded with similarly colored Chromis like C. mirationis with which…

Never Before Seen Damselfish Collected in Madagascar by Blue Ocean SARL

When new species of damselfish or small gobies are described, sometimes the differences can be so minute that you really have to analyze the fish in question. This new mostly white damselfish is so wildly different in appearance that there’s…

Chrysiptera uswanasi, the Newest Species of Damselfish from Papua

Chrysiptera uswanasi is yet another new species of damselfish from the island of Papua, Indonesia. Uswana’s damselfish is the seventh member of the very similar looking cluster of species in the C. oxycephala complex.  Other recently described damselfish from the…

Chromis anadema is the newest species of Damselfish from Japan & W. Pacific

Chromis anadema is the kind of discovery that happens when researchers take a closer look at an other wise common group of fishes. In this case, a new investigation into the paletail chromis, C. xanhura revealed a new species with…