Bodianus tanyokidus, the First Live Specimen at the Churaumi Aquarium

Bodianus tanyokidus is a very rare deepwater species of hogfish that we’ve been searching for for almost a decade. This almost unknown species of beefy ‘wrasse’ is pretty much only documented in Rudie Kuiter’s wrasse bible wherein a single photo…

Two More Exciting Captive Bred Species from Bali Aquarich

You heard about the recent breeding of Centropyge joculator as well as the Rock beauty (Holacanthus tricolor). But this is not the end of recent breeding announcements, as the very warm and dry weather in Bali brought us some two…

Terelabrus zonalis, A New Hogfish Species from the Philippines

Terelabrus zonalis is the newest labrid species which is part of an enigmatic group of wrasses called the candy hogfish. With usually bright red and white or yellow stripes, it’s easy to see why they are compared to candy in…

Spotted Line Hogfish, Bodianus rubrisos, Collected by RVS Fishworld

Hogfish are a group of wrasses that are very popular for saltwater aquariums, and some are even suitable for reef tanks. Within the Bodianus genus there are a lot of very colorful, medium sized species which are most often found in…

Bodianus bennetti is the newest species of hogfish from the South Pacific

Bodianus bennetti is a new species of colorful hogfish which the aquarium hobby is fully responsible for bringing to the light of day. Bodianus bennetti is closely related to several species in the Trochocopus subgenus of hogfish that are typified by having a…

Terelabrus flavocephalus, third candy hogfish finally gets described

Terelabrus flavocephalus is the newest species of hogfish to be described and added to the growing family of the ever popular marine wrasses. This third species of candy hogfish has been known from the Indian Ocean, Maldives to be precise,…

New Decodon hogfish collected in Dominica

The Curasub responsible for so many new discoveries and new species in Curacao is on the move. As part of the Smithsonian Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP), a team of researchers and the Curasub are currently in Dominica, to do…

Terelabrus dewapyle is the newest species of candy cane hogfish

Terelabrus dewapyle is a new species of deepwater wrasse described from specimens collected in the western Pacific ocean. The newly minted species is only the second species of ‘candy cane hogfish’ joining the ever popular Terelabrus rubrovitattus and finally adds some…

Unusual Izu hogfish could be a hybrid or a regional variant

This is one very attractive and unusual Izu hogfish which has us quite stumped about its origin. The image below is the first look we got of this particular specimen showing a near perfect blend of the color pattern of a…

Favorite new hogfish: South Africa’s rarely seen Bodianus trilineatus

The fourline hogfish, Bodianus trilineatus, is one of the totally under represented species of wrasses that although pictured in books, is virtually unknown. But the thing about “book fish” is, once you see a nice one in person the experience sticks…