Bell’s Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus bellae

This is a fantastic photograph of Bell’s Flasher Wrasse, Paracheilinus bellae, which was shared with the world on Pisces Kazu.  Bell’s Flasher Wrasse is a deepwater species endemic to Marshall and Palau and it is very rare in the aquarium…

40 clipperton angelfish seized by USFWS

We just got word that 40 clipperton angelfish, Holacanthus limbaughi, have been seized by USFWS because they were being illegally imported ‘from’ Mexico. The Clipperton angelfish is a very rare fish in the marine aquarium trade because it only comes…

Dirty Burgess butterflyfish officially reclassified as a Heniochus

The Chaetodon butterflyfish of the subgenus Roa are amongst the most beautiful, striking and highly sought after marine fish by rare fish collectors. All except the one which goes by the name of “Dirty Burgess”. The dirty burgess butterflyfish is…

iPhone wallpapers of rare marine fish

Calling all the iReefers out there, here’s a small sampling of wallpapers for your iPhone or iPodTouch. The four rare reef fish featured in these images are some of the most popular and highly sought species for the marine aquarium.…

Rare Fish video collection

Here is a gratuitous, end of the week, rare fish video collection to help everyone put a good cap on the end of the week. The videos we have for you this fine friday include a true map puffer, wrought…

Jumbo Gem Tang splayed out in pix

You know, we’ve seen more than a handful of small gem tangs but the cost/desire ratio just hasn’t made us want one. However, now that we’ve seen these pics from a Just Rare Fish of what a full blown adult…

Baby whale shark is the smallest ever found

Will you take a look at that! The early life history of whale sharks, Rhyncodon typus, is almost virtually unknown and up to now the smallest recorded live whale shark was closer to 10 feet. This 15″ neo-nate found on…

Giant Stingray caught and released in Thailand

The record setter in the image above was recently caught on reel in a freshwater river in Thailand. Giant freshwater rays occur in Southeast Asia and Northern Australia and it is unclear whether or not this species can venture into…

Weekend Video Roundup

After stumbling on more than a handful of interesting reef videos this weekend, we decided to put together a whole post on all of them. The five videos we are featuring are a hidge podge of hobbyist, naturalist and science…

Terminal phase supermale tiger wrasse, Thallassoma hardwicki

The tiger wrasse, Thallassoma hardwicki, may not be all that uncommon but it is a rare sight to see a fully grown supermale specimen. Hardiwcki wrasses are often seen at the LFS as small 3-4″ specimens which barely display the…