Blastomussa angulares is a New Species Described from India

Blastomussa angulares is a new species of scleractinian stony coral recently described from India by Mondal & Raghunathan. Blastomussa are a very popular group of fleshy LPS corals that are mostly supplied from the Indo-Pacific and Australia so we don’t…

Dive Andaman & Nicobar Islands with Lacadives
Lacadives is one of India’s premier SCUBA diving operator and has pioneered diving in India opening the countries first dive center in Kadmat, Lakshadweep in 1995. Currently, Lacadives operates its dive center in Chidiya Tapu in the Andaman Islands, with…
Invasive soft coral threatens India’s reefs

The invasive snowflake coral (Carijoa riisei) is taking hold in the waters off the Indian coast and could be a significant threat to the marine ecology of the region. Teams from a Friends of Marine Life (FML), a local NGO,have recorded…

Plectranthias alcocki described from Southwestern India

The only known picture of Plectranthias alcocki won’t win this species any beauty pageants, but based on what we know about the genus it’s highly likely that living specimens display beautiful coloration. Discovered in Southwest India, Plectranthias alcocki is the latest…

Parioglossus winterbottomi is an exquisite species of the mini dartfishes

Parioglossus is a relatively small genus of mini dartfishes that seldom enter the trade. P. dotui and P. philippinus are probably the only two species that appear with any regularity. Unlike the more conventional dartfishes, this genus boats of relatively small…

Opistognathus pardus – a cute yellow jawfish is discovered and described from India

There’s a small new species of jawfish recently described from India which is sporting an uncommon amount of yellow coloration for this group of fish. Named Opistognathus pardus, the newly discovered jawfish species if described from only a single specimen which was collected…

Indian Government Smackdown on the Aquarium Hobby

Even in the days of the internet, the average American-based hobbyist seldom looks outside our country’s borders to see what’s going on in the world.  We too are guilty of having blinders on from time to time.  There’s been a…