Serranus pulcher, new basslet species from West Africa

Serranus pulcher is a new species of basslet from the east Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa. It’s been a good long while since we’ve had a new species of Serranus described, so the new S. pulcher joins…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Serranus chionaraia, the snow basslet ushers in some Christmas festivities

While it may be snowing in your country right around this time of the year, the snow basslet for sure didn’t get its name from the same frozen rain that many have come to love. Or hate, especially if you…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Serranus luciopercanus, the Walleye Basslet

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features another Cura├žao gem from the genus Serranus. We love Serranus, and over the years we’ve covered articles on a wide range of species from this genus. The genus attains highest development in the Atlantic, especially…

Behold Serranus aliceae, the newly described cardinal basslet from Brazil

The newly described┬áSerranus aliceae is a species of dwarf basslet from relatively deep waters of subtropical Brazilian reefs. First discovered living at 30m (100ft), the specimens collected for the description of this crimson red basslet were also collected at 70m…

Serranus phoebe is an uncommon basslet from the deeper waters of the Atlantic

Serranus phoebe is an uncommon monochromatic basslet from the deeper waters of the Atlantic. Like many of its cousins, they are hardy and generally bold fishes that adapt very well to aquarium life. S. phoebe is very uncommon with only…

Crosshatch basslet, Serranus luciopercanus gets a much needed photo and video update

The Caribbean is filled with tons of cool little basslets which are mostly limited to deeper waters, especially in the Serranus genus. The Snow Basslet and Tattler’s basslet have both already had their turn in the spotlight but this new…

Serranus phoebe is the latest feather in the cap of Old Town Aquarium basslet collections

Tattler’s basslet, Serranus phoebe, won’t be the most sensational rare fish collected this year, but that bold pattern of stripes on a light body with subtle blue markings sure are distinctive. The blue snout and angular head makes this serranid…

Snow basslet video clearly shows the white markings of Serranus chionaraia

The snow basslet is an interesting deepwater reef fish that lives in the Caribbean Sea. About a month ago we shared with you some of the first really good pictures of the snow basslet from a specimen that was 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…

Serranus luciopercanus, the crosshatch bass gets detailed in much better pics

The diminutive crosshatch bass, Serranus luciopercanus, is one of several deepwater gems which was recently harvested from the depths of Curacao. Like so many others, the crosshatch bass made it’s way one of Japan’s rare fish specialty stores, Blue Harbor.…