Stunning new reef fish found at market

Main report: Sacura sanguinea, A Beautiful New Anthias Species

Scientific Paper: Zootaxa    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Sacura sanguinea
Species named for: thick blood-red stripe found in males which gradates from yellow to red
Categories: Fish | New Species | Species Discovery
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Sacura sanguinea is a newly described species of anthias with some of the most vibrant colors and dramatic patterning ever seen in a reef fish.  The holotype specimen was purchased from trawler fishermen at a market near the Adaman Sea in Thailand.

Sacura sanguinea (male, holoype). Credit: Motomura et al. 2017

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