Novaculops compressus, a New Species from Japan Joins the Razor Wrasses

Novaculops compressus is a new species of the small group of razor wrasses that are fun and different from the usual aquarium labrids. Unlike the usual fairies and flasher wrasses, the razor wrasses are uniquely adapted to take shelter in…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The pugnacious Novaculops halsteadi

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight goes to an unorthodox wrasse member from the genus Novaculops. Novaculops¬†is a member of Novaculinae,¬†which includes six genera of sand dwelling wrasses. The largest genus is Xyrichthys, but perhaps the most well known species from this…

Novaculops sand wrasse from Australia via Russo’s Reef

The picture of this stunning Novaculops halsteadi was taken by Russo’s Reef who imported this sand wrasse from Australia. Yesterday we brought you news of Halstead’s sand wrasse which arrived at Reef Corner in Holland, but this intriguing wrasse species…

Amazing Xyrichthys and Novaculops razor wrasses land at Reef Corner

The razor wrasses Xyrichthys novacula and Novaculops halsteadi are virtually unknown in the aquarium trade, but not for lack of color and interesting habits. Razor wrasses are not the first labrid that comes to mind when the popular wrasses are…