There are so many more Trimma out there waiting to be discovered and offered

Trimma are the quintessential nano reef fish that is bound to show up on the planning board when it comes to stocking up a small tank. Over the years the Trimma gobies are gaining popularity and more and more species…

Nano goby turns a Bullock’s Hypselodoris nudibranch into its own habitat

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”450″]http://vimeo.com/48234146[/vimeo] We tend to think of small reef fish living in a wide range of habitats but some species of Eviota and Trimma are so small that they can be at home on other reef creatures that are small…

Eviota kermadecensis and Paracaesio brevidentata two new species of reef fish

Paracaesio brevidentata and Eviota kermadecensis are two recently described species of reef fish which may not get the reef aquarists clammoring for them, but at least it’s good to know that the Ichthyologists aren’t resting on their laurels. Paracaesio brevidentata is a…

Lotilia klausewitzi : it’s no longer L. graciliosa if it comes from the West Pacific

Lotilia klausewitzi is the name of a new species of nano goby from the West Pacific Ocean that was just described and differentiated from Lotilia graciliosa which is now officially recognized as coming only from the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. In…

Trimma matsunoi, T. fasciatum and Gobiodon winterbottomi join a long list of cool new nano gobies

The new description of Trimma fasciatum, Trimma matsunoi and Gobiodon winterbottomi show that although the summer doldrums may be in full swing for the marine aquarium hobby, the ichthyologists are still busy classifying reef fishes.Especially with the nano reef gobies like Eviota and Trimma, these tiny substrate…

Bryaninops discus and B. spongicolus are two recently described nano gobies from the Red Sea

Bryaninops discus and B. spongicolus are two new fish from the Red Sea which will probably be followed by a lot more descriptions over the coming year. In preparation for the publication of the ultimate guide to Red Sea reef…

Stunning purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea just described from Papua New Guinea

The purple-back nano goby, Eviota dorsopurpurea, is a stunning new species of Eviota that was recently described from specimens collected around Papua New Guinea. Eviota dorsopurpurea is closely related to the species in the Eviota nigriventris complex, including E. dorsogilva…

Trimma maiandros is a new nano goby that is widespread in the Indo-Pacific

Trimma maiandros is a new species of nano goby from the Indo-Pacific which was recently described. Although it seems like countless new species of Eviota and Trimma gobies are frequently described that are lacking in the color department, the new…

Eviota sp. 2 is officially described as Eviota nigrispinna

Eviota nigrispinna is a new species of reef goby fish described from the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. This small goby was previously known as ‘Eviota sp. 2’ and was known from just a handful of photographs of the species in it’s…

Discordipinna spikefin goby, video of unique, fin-flaring behavior

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6MOj0JLGlc[/youtube] Discordipinna griessengeri, the spikefin goby, is an amazing diminutive reef fish which many people know about, but few have really gotten to know what makes this species (and the genus) so fascinating. Topping the scale at just…