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…

Myersina balteata is the Newest Species of Shrimp Goby from the Solomon Islands

Myersina balteata is a new species of shrimp-associated tropical goby that was just described from specimens collected in the Solomon Islands. This new species has a very distinctive color pattern which is divided by a very pronounced black vertical line,…

Two New Blue Eyed Gobies from Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is once again the locale for the discovery of new reef fish, this time with two new species of miniature gobies. Trimma blematium and T. meityae are two newly described species from this very numerous genus which both features very…

Cryptocentrus nanus from Fiji is the first Nano Watchman Goby

Cryptocentrus nanus is a new species of watchman goby recently described from Fiji. Clocking in at a whopping two inches long when full grown, the nano watchman goby is the smallest species of what we tend to think of when…

The Unique Eyes of Incredibly Diverse Eviota Gobies

Live eye-color patterns of various species of Eviota: 1) E. algida (M.V. Erdmann); 2) E. tetha (M.V. Erdmann); 3) E. teresae (R. Whitworth); 4) E. bilunula (R. Whitworth); 5) E. cometa (R. Whitworth); 6) E. fallax (G.R. Allen); 7) E.…

The Painted Face Dwarf Goby Is Your New Nano Species Of The Day

With new descriptions almost every week, sometimes it’s hard to get excited about new species of nano gobies, especially Eviota. However today’s newest entry into the tree of life, the Painted Face Dwarf Goby, is an especially beautiful new species.  Even the…

New Fire Goby Was Lionfish Food Before It Was Ever Discovered!

Palatogobius incendius is a new species of deepwater Caribbean goby that was discovered, unsurprisingly, in the mesophotic reefs of Curacao. But what is surprising is the circumstances surrounding how this fish was first collected.  The newly described incendiary or Fire goby was…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: the Yellow Watchman Goby

The cautious Yellow Watchman Goby sits on the substrate near his borrow waiting for food. However, he quickly retreats when threatened along with anyone else sharing his home. Yellow Watchman Gobies, or Yellow Prawn Gobies, are known for their symbiotic…

The Most Expensive Yasha Gobies In The World

The Yasha goby is such a beautiful nouveau iconic reef fish, it’s easy to forget that this fish is not that common or widespread. This fish had its aquaristic debut as recently as 1999 and while they are common in…

Sueviota tubicola, a New Species of Goby That Lives With Tubes

Sueviota tubicola may be the first described new species of goby this year, but we’re certain that it won’t be the last. Discovered in the hotbed of diversity that is Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea, this new nano goby…