Chrysiptera niger, the damselfish from Tufi, Papua New Guinea has a name

After combing the literature for a name for a damselfish from Tufi to no avail, we were delighted to hear a confirmation from a credible source that this species is Chrysiptera niger. Dr. Hiroyuki Tanaka directed Dr. Gerrald Allen’s attention…

Sustainable Collection vs. Captive Breeding – Is There Room For Both?

You’re seeing it everywhere.  “Sustainability”.  You’re going to see this buzzword-of-the-decade coming up more and more as we debate a more responsible marine aquarium trade for the future, such as Ret Talbot’s hot-off-the-presses article on PNG’s Seasmart Program in this…

Damselfish from Tufi, Papua New Guinea already starting to spread in the states

The new damselfish captured by Seasmart fishermen in Papua New Guinea may have been discovered a little over a week ago but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming a legal immigrant to American aquariums. Last week Sea Dwelling Creatures received…

“Tufi” damselfish and brilliant cap clownfish from Papua New Guinea are the latest reef gems revealed by Seasmart

The Tufi Damsellfish is an unidentified species of damselfish which was recently discovered by fishermen working for the Seasmart Program in Papua New Guinea. The Tufi damselfish was collected from Tufi in Oro Province of Papua New Guinea by the…

Another lightning maroon clownfish is collected by the Seasmart Program

Less than a week after the capture of a second lightning maroon clownfish, the Seasmart program has just sent over this image of a third specimen, captured early this morning. This photograph of a juvenile maroon clownfish shows a young…

Lightning maroon clownfish from Blue Zoo Aquatics will be entrusted to an accomplished fishbreeder

The Lightning Maroon Clownfish from Papua New Guinea is the newest feather in the cap of the Seasmart Program and thanks to decisions being made at Blue Zoo Aquatics, the lightning maroon clownfish may eventually become a shining example of…

SEASMART building marine aquarium trade in Papua New Guinea the right way

The SEASMART Program is coming together in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to create a new sustainable, environmentally conscious and profitable trade. The marine aquarium livestock collection trade has definitely had negative impacts on natural habitats of many tropical regions but…

Wicked lightning maroon clownfish emerges from the PNG

This magnificent maroon clownfish Premnas biaculeatus was recently caught in Papua New Guinea by famed fish collector Steve Robinson.  As far as we know this individual is one of a kind but perhaps with more collections other similar specimens may…