Nursalim Flasher Wrasses Caught in Dramatic Battles!

The Blenny Watchers are at it with another great and exclusive look at the behavior of unusual marine life. In focus for this video is a pair of illustrious Nursalim flasher wrasses, Paracheilinus nursalim, showing us everything they’ve got.  Part battle…

Oxycheilinus samurai, a new wrasse species with the coolest name

Oxycheilinus samurai, the Samurai Wrasse is a new species of reef fish from the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, and Panay Islands of Philippines. Among the maori wrasses of the Oxycheilinus genus O. samurai is a slender species, but not quite…

Cirrhilabrus rubeus & C. africanus Are The Two Newest Species of Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus africanus and C. rubeus are the two newest species of fairy wrasses that have been added to this quickly growing genus of reef fish. Descriptions of fairy wrasse species have been fairly frequent the last couple years, but today…

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the Monsoon Fairy Wrasse Officially Described

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus is the latin name of the newest species of fairy wrasse on the block, and it’s got a cool common name too. The monsoon fairy wrasse hails from the Timor Sea in Northwest Australia. The newly described Cirrhilabrus hydroxerus…

Glowing Orange Suezichthys Wrasse collected in deep waters of Japan

Suezitchthys is a genus of slender wrasses which is hardly known in home aquariums, but we’ve got details about a second possible new species discovered in under a month. A few weeks ago we told you about the colorfully adorned new species of…

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius. This new labrid fish species is found in the southwestern Indian Ocean and features bright yellow horizontal striped on its body and a signature black spot at the caudal-fin base…

The discovery of Pseudojuloides labyrinthus

With last week’s formal description of Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, it would be an appropriate opportunity to share just how this new species was noticed. The history for this fish goes back to the research that was under way for the description of…

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, a sexy new pencil wrasse from Kenya

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus is an exciting new species of pencil wrasse from the Western Indian Ocean. The labyrinth pencil wrasse joins a fresh crop of Pseudojuloides wrasses which have been described in recent years, many of them being discovered by a fellow…

Cirrhilabrus isosceles finally gives the pintail fairy wrasse a name

Cirrhilabrus isosceles is the 51st member of the fairy wrasse genus, and one whose time to receive official scientific description has been long overdue. Long referred to as C. cf lanceolatus or the Pintail Fairy Wrasse, this is a fish that packs…

Paracheilinus alfiani video shows this new species in the wild

Paracheilinus alfiani is only a few days old as a newly minted species and already we have the world’s first videos of the new flasher wrasse. The video clip of Alfian’s flasher wrasse comes to us from Anna & Ned…