Cirrhilabrus aquamarinus & C. chaliasi, Two Classic Fairy Wrasses Get Properly Described

Cirrhilabrus chaliasi and C. aquamarinus are two newly described species of fairy wrasses but while the names might be new, the species themselves are actually well known to saltwater aquarists. We can’t hep but feel a sense of pride that…

Cirrhilabrus briangreenei, an Old Aquarium Fish is a New Species of Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus briangreenei is a long overdue description for a fish that has been known in the marine aquarium hobby as the black spot pyle wrasse since at least 2008, see video below. The official description proposes the name Latigo fairy wrasse…

Cirrhilabrus randalli Offered for Sale by Among the Reef

Cirrhilabrus randalli is a species of fairy wrasse that was described as far back as 1995, but so far has been completely absent in the aquarium hobby until now. A pair of Raindall’s Fairy wrasse have just been listed for…

Cirrhilabrus wakanda, the Vibranium Fairy Wrasse Officially Described

Cirrhilabrus wakanda is a brand new species of fairy wrasse described from the western Indian Ocean, more specifically from Zanzibar in Tanzania. Fairy wrasses are widespread from the East Coast of Africa through the Central Pacific Ocean but we know…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Brought to America by TSM Corals

For decades the red blotched fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, has been a holy grail of wrasse collectors and pretty much known only from books and pictures. The earlier this year expert deep diving fish collector Tim Bennett shocked the world by hauling…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus – Red Blotched Fairy Wrasse Collected in Mauritius

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, the red-blotched fairy wrasse is a very rare, deepwater species of fairy wrasse from the Indian Ocean that we’ve never personally seen in the aquarium trade. A few lonely specimens of Cirrhilabrus sanguineus have made their way to Asia…

Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, the Blue Throated Fairy Wrasse Finally gets Described

Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis is the official name for a ‘new species’ of fairy wrasse that’s actually been enjoyed in the aquarium hobby for quite some time now. With some similarities with other common species like Tonozuka’s fairy wrasse and the redfin…

Stumbling on the Holy Grail of UW Photographer…

Now that we are in Bali, yesterday we decided to go the diving some of the close by, classic eastern cost dive site. We headed to Pandang Bai… This place is quite famous for white sand macro, and we knew…

The Magma Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus shutmani, Just Described From Northern Philippines

Cirrhilabrus shutmani, the magma wrasse which was first discovered by RVS Fishworld has just been described. This completely novel wrasse species made a big splash when it first appeared as it was unmistakably new to both science and the marine…

Cirrhilabrus efatensis, a New Species Of Fairy Wrasse From Vanuatu

Cirrhilabrus efatensis is a new species of fairy wrasse which was discovered living in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. This new species is in the small but distinct complex of hooded fairy wrasses which include C. bathyphilus, from the Coral Sea…