Liopropoma olneyi “discovered” thanks to a lucky larval catch

Liopropoma olneyi is a “new” species of the popular deepwater basslets which has actually been making it into the aquarium trade for some time now. If you recall the exciting deepwater collections being undertaken in the manned submersible in Curacao…

BlueHarbor teases another red and white striped fish: Liopropoma tonstrinum

Peppermints aren’t the only candy colored fish residing at BlueHarbor currently. In a brand new but smaller scale Southern Pacific shipment, Koji teases with another super rare and beautiful fish dressed in a similar striped garb. Liopropoma tonstrinum is one…

Digiman is back with a breathtaking new Liopropoma latifasciatum as well as a charismatic Sailfin Jawfish

Familiarity has made us jaded with the beautiful and charismatic genus – Liopropoma. L. carmabi and L. rubre were once the creme de la creme species that everyone were dying to own, but in recent years they have become more widely…

Liopropoma emanueli is a stunning pink and yellow basslet from Africa

Liopropoma emanueli is the latest new species of the popular basslet genus to be described, and along with it comes news of two other unknown species of Liopropoma sighted in the Atlantic Ocean. The description of the new colorful and large Liopropoma emanueli is…

Liopropoma randalli just described from from Kochi India and Lombok Indonesia

Liopropoma randalli is a new species of deepwater Liopropoma basslet that is the latest known from the Indian Ocean. Unlike many species which are first described from one collection area, Liopropoma randalli is already known from Kochi India to Lombok Indonesia giving it a…

B-Box Aquarium adds another feather to its cap with their newest Liopropoma africanum

There’s nothing we enjoy more than a close up video of a rare and highly prized Liopropoma basslet, and this time, B-Box Aquarium treats us to their spanking new L. africanum. While nowhere near as rare as the crazy deepwater Liopropoma…

Deep Sea Challengers scores huge with Liopropoma aragai, Bodianus masudai, Plectranthias sp and Aulacocephalus temminckii

Deep Sea Challengers is a formidable force in the rare fish paradigm. They’ve collected the illustrious Neptune grouper, Lanceolatus fairy wrasses, Symphysanodon typus and just last week, we shared with you a brand new video of O. katayamai. That’s just the…

Liopropoma collettei re-appears in the aquarium scene

Liopropoma are a group secretive fishes which makes them elusive and uncommonly found in the aquarium trade. Collette’s Reef Basslet (Liopropoma collettei) is a species that closely resembles the Pinstripe Reef Basslet (Liopropoma susumi), however the former has a more…

Amazing Lipogramma robinsi captured from the deepwaters of Curacao

The spectacular Lipogramma robinsi pictured above is nothing short of amazing. The deep waters of Curacao harbor some amazing fishes that only up till recently familiarized themselves with fish enthusiasts world wide. Of which, the genus Lipogramma have always been at the forefront of…

Flathead perch video shows why Rainfordia opercularis is awesome

There are some fish that are really photogenic and look lackluster in real life, and other species that look unremarkable in images but really grab your attention in the flesh; the flathead perch falls squarely in the latter category, with…