Plectranthias xanthomaculatus and P. elongatus described from deepwater trawls of Taiwan

Plectranthias xanthomaculatus and P. elongatus are two new species of deepwater reef fish which have just been described by Wu, Randall and Chen in the journal Zoological Studies. The two new species of Plectranthias were described based on single specimens…

Plectranthias nanus is so nano

Don’t let the large macro photograph fool you, this Plectranthias nanus is barely topping out at 7/8th of an inch (22mm), total length. The adorable Plectranthias nanus is yet another little nano reef fish gem that Greenwich Aquaria has imported…

Serranus chionaraia, the snow basslet, is the Plectranthias pelicieri of the Atlantic

The snow basslet, Serranus chionaraia, is a beautiful and interesting deepwater basslet from the Carribean Sea. As with many of these curiosities of the rare fish world, the snow basslet above was recently collected by Dynasty Marine and sent to…

Plectranthias sagamiensis, Sagami perchlet appears at Blue Harbor

The Sagami perchlet, Plectranthias sagamiensis is another very seldom seen reef basslet which has recently made it’s way to the Japanese rare fish Mecca, Blue Harbor. These two pictures show the same specimen of Sagami perchlet displaying two color phases:…

Gratuitous midweek rare fish pr0n: Plectranthias pelicieri

We spotted this demi-god of a fish at the infamous Greenwich Aquaria. Although this species has been documented from only Mauritius and Southern Japanese waters, this specimen was imported from the Kingdom of Tonga. The video was taken several months…

Red Blotched Perchlet saltwater fish profile

The Red Blotched Perchlet known as Plectranthias inermis as the scientific name. The Red Blotched perchlet comes from Indonesia and the Phillippines, if you happen to live on the UK, most of those specimens originate from Balinese waters. This is…