Eviota fluctiphila is a new Dwarfgoby from the Western Pacific

A new species of Dwarfgoby has been described from West Papua. The species has been named the Surge Dwarfgoby, Eviota fluctiphila, by Greenfield, Erdmann, and Mambrasar, and joins 128 other species in the genus Eviota, now the second most speciose…

Monocentris chrysadamas is a new species of Pineapple Fish from Taiwan

A new, fourth species of Pineapple fish has been described from specimens collected in Taiwan. Named Monocentris chrysadamas, or the Golden Diamond Pineapple Fish, it lives sympatrically with the very similar Monocentris japonicus, but was found to be a new…

Birdsongichthys rectus and Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus are two new deepwater gobies from the Caribbean

Two new gobies have been collected and described from deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. New species Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus becomes only the second member of the genus Robinsichthys, while Birdsongichthys rectus is given both new genus and new species status. …

Tempestichthys bettyae is a tiny new ocean sleeper from the Coral Sea

A new species of reef-dwelling ocean sleeper has been described from Eastern Australia. Named Tempestichthys bettyae the tiny 12.4mm long fish looks like a goby but is in fact from the sister family of the true gobies, Thalasseleotrididae. The ocean…

New Tubastrea Species Discovered in Hong Kong: T. dendroida, T. violacea & T. chloromura

It’s not everyday we get to learn about new species of corals, most of the recent description being of newly discovered soft, Octocoral species, but today we celebrate three new inductees to the Scleractinia hard corals. The three new described…

Lamarckdromia beagle is a new species of sponge crab from Australia

A new species of crab has been described after being found washed up on a beach in Australia. Named Lamarckdromia beagle, the furry critter was found by a family who gave it to the Western Australian Museum for identification. Sponge…

10 new soft corals described from New Zealand

Ten new species of soft coral have been discovered in New Zealand by a marine biologist. The new species were found by Gustav Kessel among tens of thousands of preserved specimens housed at the NIWA Invertebrate Collection in Wellington, the…

Pteragogus turdus, a New Species of Sneaky Wrasse

Pteragogus turdus is a new species of sneaky wrasse discovered from the Indian Ocean of Western Australia and the West Pacific Ocean which adds the eleventh species to this easily overlooked genus of reef fish. Unlike most other species of labrids…

Erythropodium taoyuanensis, a New Soft Coral Discovered in Taiwan

Erythropodium taoyuanensis is a new species of encrusting octocoral that was discovered from algal bed of Taiwan in the west Pacific Ocean. The newly described octocoral from Taiwan is not much a looker as far as corals go being what…

Trimma citrum is a new mesophotic pygmygoby from Vanuatu

A new species of pygmygoby has been described from deep reefs in the Western Pacific. Named Trimma citrum, it’s been described from a single male specimen collected 380 feet (116m) down on the west coast of Tutuba Island, on the…