Coral Sea Fairy Wrasse Found Living in Papua New Guinea

It simply wouldn’t be a week of fish news without some great or interesting new discoveries from RVS Fishworld and their associated collecting stations. Today’s new development is the collection of the Coral Sea fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus squirei, wrasse from…

The Next Fire Zoanthid will Probably Come from PNG

Zoanthids are some of the most popular and collectible ‘corals’ in the reef aquarium hobby and there seems to be practically no end to their colors and patterns. Part of the reason for this endless parade of new Zoanthus and Protopalythoa varieties…

Golden Ocean Invests in PNG Fishermen in Another Round of Net Training

For many companies the term ‘sustainable’ is nothing more than window dressing, a buzzword to use in their marketing with only the most rudimentary effort towards achieving goals that can be tenuously described as low impact. As we’ve seen from RVS…

Iconic Australian Lineatus Wrasse Collected in Papua New Guinea

If there’s one iconic reef aquarium fish that we’ve come to associate with classic marine fauna of Australia the lined fairy wrasse is certainly very high on this proverbial list. If you rewind the clock almost almost twenty years to…

Parade of Pure Perfect Wild Clownfish from Papua New Guinea

We’ve been excited to see new fish and corals coming out of Papua New Guinea for nearly three years and at long last the day has finally come, at least in terms of the fish. Being in the heart of…

Papua New Guinea is Open for Aquarium Business!

It’s been nearly three years since we first learned that the trailblazers at RVS Fishworld were planning to set up operations in Papua New Guinea. After a very healthy wait, with lots of global delays, Golden Ocean PNG Limited is…

Acanthoplesiops jessicae, an Attractive New Species of Spiny Basslet from PNG

Acanthoplesiops jessicae is a new species of spiny basslet from Papua New Guinea that is a far cry from the typical appearance of fish in this genus. The newly described basslet was discovered in the hotspot of endemism and biodiversity…

Vanderhorstia vandersteene, a Stunning New Goby Species from Papua New Guinea

Vanderhorstia vandersteene is a striking new species of goby just described from the Milne Bay province of Papua New Guinea. V. vandersteene is in very good company in this exotic part of the world where freaky little red pipefish and colorful…

Papua New Guinea Fish & Corals Coming Summer 2019

Papua New Guinea has long been a hotspot for biological diversity on land and especially in the Sea. Taxonomists of every discipline always find new species when they search PNG’s natural environments, birders marvel at the endemic birds of paradise,…

Trimma christianeae, a New Species of Pygmy Goby from Milne Bay

Gobies are so plentiful and diverse we knew it was only a matter of time until we got a new species this year. The highly species rich genus Trimma gets first billing for 2019 with the official description of T. christianeae from…