Trimma nubarum is a New Species of Pygmygoby from the Red Sea

A new species of Trimma goby has been described from the Saudi Arabian coast of the Red Sea. Named the Rift Pygmygoby, Trimma nubarum was formerly identified as Trimma taylori, only closer inspection by Winterbottom, Bogorodsky, and Alpermann revealed that…

Eviota atauroensis is a New Species of Dwarfgoby from Timor-Leste

A tiny new species of dwarfgoby has been described from Berau Bay, Atauro Island, Timor Leste. Named the Atauro Dwarfgoby, Eviota atauroensis is just half an inch long and was collected from the upper surfaces of Porites coral bommies situated…

Meet Nemateleotris lavandula, the Lavender-blushed Dartfish

The 19th century was a golden age for ichthyological exploration. It signified an era of what seemed like an endless slew of new discoveries, where even the most iconic and noble of species we know today were without names. Taxonomists…

Birdsongichthys rectus and Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus are two new deepwater gobies from the Caribbean

Two new gobies have been collected and described from deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. New species Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus becomes only the second member of the genus Robinsichthys, while Birdsongichthys rectus is given both new genus and new species status.¬†…

Trimma panemorfum, a Gorgeous New Goby Species from Palau

Trimma panemorfum is the new official name of the beautiful and strikingly patterned goby photographed in Palau way back in 2016. The colorful new¬†Trimma goby was first seen by Dr. Richard Pyle as far back as 1997 but the first…

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…

Vanderhorstia vandersteene, a Stunning New Goby Species from Papua New Guinea

Vanderhorstia vandersteene is a striking new species of goby just described from the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea. V. vandersteene is in very good company in this exotic part of the world where freaky little red pipefish and colorful…

Tomiyamichthys eyreae, a Color coordinated New Species of Shrimp Goby

Tomiyamichthys eyreae is a brand new species of shrimp-goby again from the hot bed of biodiversity that is the Bird’s Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia. This slender, ground dwelling gobiid is related to the recently described Tomiyamichthys emilyae which…

Top 5 New Goby Species of 2019

As we begin wrapping up yet another full year of reporting every aspect of saltwater aquarium news, we’re approaching our annual year-end recaps of all the new species that grabbed our attention in 2019. As usual some very abundant groups…

Vanderhorstia dawnarnallae, Wicked New Species of Shrimp Goby Described

Vanderhorstia dawnarnallae is a beautiful and colorful new species of shrimp goby recently described in the Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation. Discovered in the far eastern reaches of Indonesia also known as West Papua, Dawn’s Shrimp Goby is the…