EU wrasse imports jeopardized due to catch-all disease restrictions

Reef Builders has learned that the import of all wrasses into Europe has been restricted. Fish health authorities have confirmed that wrasses and their relatives within the family Labridae are now only allowed to be exported to the European Union…

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…

Australian Leopard-wrasse Quarantine Technique

Class:                         Actinopterygii Order:                         Perciformes Family:                        Labridae Genus:                        Macropharyngodon Species:                      choati, Randall, John E.  1978 Common Names:       Choati Leopard-wrasse, Australian Leopard-wrasse Of all the Leopard Wrasses one can acquire for their reef aquarium Macropharyngodon choati is…

Sparisoma rocha is a new parrotfish species from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean

Sturisoma rocha is a new species of Brazilian parrotfish which was recently described from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean. The six specimens of S. rocha were collected from Trindade Island off of Southeastern coast of Brazil and they differ from other…