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…

Tomiyamichthys emilyae, the Official Description of the Magnificent Fan Shrimp Goby

Tomiyamichthys emilyae is a new name for an old friend that we once saw a lot more of in the aquarium trade. It was almost exactly ten years ago that the ‘Magnificant Fan Shrimp’ goby was introduced to our early…

Red Sea’s New Nano Goby, Koumansetta hoesei

The Rainford’s goby, as well as the lesser known Hector’s goby, are pound for pound some of the most colorful, interesting and perfect little fish for the reef aquarium and last year we got a new species to induct into…

Trimma putrai, a Gorgeous New Pygmy Goby Species from Western Indonesia

For the second time in a week we have a brand new species of goby to learn about, Trimma putrai from western Indonesia. Unlike the cryptic species Trimma christianeae, Putra’s pygmygoby is a very distinct looking species with beautiful coloration and…

Trimma christianeae, a New Species of Pygmy Goby from Milne Bay

Gobies are so plentiful and diverse we knew it was only a matter of time until we got a new species this year. The highly species rich genus Trimma gets first billing for 2019 with the official description of T. christianeae from…

Cryptocentrus altipinna, a New Species of Highfin Shrimpgoby

Cryptocentrus altipinna is a fresh new species of small watchman goby from the eastern Indian Ocean around Thailand and Sri Lanka. This smaller species of watchman has a beautiful rosy pink spotted face very similar to the pink spotted watchman, Cryptocentrus…