Randall describes two new anthias species, Pseudanthias bimarginatus and P. unimarginatus

Pseudanthias bimarginatus and P. unimarginatus are two new species of Anthias from the Western Indian Ocean. Pseudanthias bimarginatus was described from specimens collected at 48m (~150ft) in the Maldives and it looks like a parvirostris anthias with a purple body…

Bali’s new reef fish and coral revealed in stunning detail by Conservation International photos

The eight new reef fish and single new coral species that we wrote about on Friday are already being revealed in great detail by new press photos from Conservation International. Among the newly discovered species are one Euphyllia coral, two…

New pseudochromis and Euphyllia among the recent discoveries in Bali, Indonesia

Scientists just discovered eight new fish species and one new coral species after conducting a marine survey around Bali. Targeting 33 different sites the team identified 952 fish and found that eight were new undiscovered species that included damsels, eels…

“Bubble gum” coral possibly new species from Coral Triangle

Scientists recently revealed their findings after an expedition to the Coral Triangle – “a region where currents from the Pacific and Indian Oceans bring together different species from Asia and Australia to mix within Indonesia’s Sulawesi Sea”. As many as…

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…

Halichoeres hilomeni and H. erdmanni are two new wrasse species described from the East Indies

Halichoeres erdmanni and H. hilomeni are two new species of wrasses that Dr. Gerald Allen recently brought to our attention with their official description. The two new Halichoeres species were described in the latest issue of issue of the Raffles…

New Acropora is among ten new species of stony corals discovered in Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii

New Acropora species are not discovered very often so it was with great excitement that we came to learn that a recent biodiversity survey in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands discovered a new Acropora species from Papahanaumokuakea. If you’ll recall, last…

Hemiscyllum michaeli: a new bamboo shark gets treated to Scott Michael’s name

Hemiscyllum michaeli is a new species of epaulette / bamboo shark from Papua new Guinea that was recently described by Allen & Dudgeon in the latest issue of Aqua. The epaulette sharks are a group of shallow water elongated sharks…

Halichoeres sazimai: a new wrasse species described from the western South Atlantic Ocean

Halichoeres sazimai is a new labrid species which was recently described from the western South Atlantic Ocean. The new species was long thought to be a form of Halichoeres bathyphylus whose juveniles are nearly identical to H. sazimai, blue green…

Census of Marine Life discovers many more new species on the Great Barrier Reef

The Census of Marine Life has been diggin up new species all over the place and in this latest run they’ve ballooned the number of species known from a single area of the Great Barrier Reef. The newly discovered species…