Fish

A tetra from Colombia

A tetra from Colombia

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 11:30 am

A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes, Characidae) from the upper Guaviare River, Orinoco River Basin, Colombia.

A new large species of Tometes

A new large species of Tometes

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 11:16 am

A new large species of Tometes is found in the rapids of the Tocantins River,  Araguaia River Basin, Brazil.

An armored catfish, named after a legendary monster that attacks fishermen

An armored catfish, named after a legendary monster that attacks fishermen

Celebrity Taxa, Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 10:58 am

A new species of Parotocinclus is described, endemic of the rio Parnaíba basin in northern Brazil.

A new species of Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is identified

A new species of Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish is identified

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 10:19 am

A review of the widespread Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish, known in the aquarium trade, reveals a new species.

A rattail fish from the Timor Sea

A rattail fish from the Timor Sea

Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 9:52 am

Five specimens of this new species of grenadier collected in the Timor Sea at a depth of 610–690 m.

A fish named Pancho Villa

A fish named Pancho Villa

Celebrity Taxa, Fish, New Species April 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

A new species of cichlid from the River Coatzacoalcos Basin, Mexico.

A small gudgeon from Guangxi Province, Southern China

A small gudgeon from Guangxi Province, Southern China

Fish, New Species April 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm

The new species was found in the Xiang River, a tributary of Yangtze River, Quanzhou County, Guangxi Province, China.

A new species of lizardfish from Indonesia

A new species of lizardfish from Indonesia

Fish, New Species April 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

A new species of lizardfish is described from Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi Province, Indonesia on the basis of six specimens. Allen GR 2017. Figure 1. Synodus nigrotaeniatus, A) preserved holotype, 233.5 mm SL, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia; B) fresh paratype, 152.0 mm SL, Lembeh Strait, Indonesia (T. Peristiwady)

A miniature goby from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

A miniature goby from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea

Fish, New Species April 12, 2017 at 8:05 am

A new miniature gobiid species is described from the circalittoral bottom off the Balearic Islands, western Mediterranean.

A second, new species of Moray Eel, of the genus Diaphenchelys

A second, new species of Moray Eel, of the genus Diaphenchelys

Fish, New Species April 10, 2017 at 5:57 pm

A new species of moray eel, Diaphenchelys dalmatian is described based on five specimens collected from the western coast of peninsular Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand.

Two New Jawfishes and a New Genus Described From Deepwater Caribbean Reefs

Two New Jawfishes and a New Genus Described From Deepwater Caribbean Reefs

Fish, New Species, Species Discovery April 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Both new species were found in mesophotic reefs in the Caribbean.  Two specimens of the Pygmy Jawfish, a new species and genus,  were found 250m deep off Cuzumel.  It is only inch in length.  It is described as a new genus.   Despite occurring beyond the reach of most divers and collectors, the Curaçao Jawfish was already been made available to aquarists, collected by the Curaçao-based submersible Curasub.    

Another new blue-spotted maskray, a new species identified from a single nucleotide polymorphism

Another new blue-spotted maskray, a new species identified from a single nucleotide polymorphism

Fish, New Species April 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

A new blue-spotted maskray from the Solomon archipelago, identified via DNA barcoding.  This specimen was obtained from a fish market, Guadalcanal Island.  See also Status of the bluespotted maskray complex with the description of three new species (April 2016).

Dive into the twilight zone off Easter Island reveals new species

Dive into the twilight zone off Easter Island reveals new species

Fish, Invertebrates, New Species, Species Discovery April 6, 2017 at 10:48 am

A diving expedition off Easter Island, 60–150 meters beneath the surface (the “twilight zone”), reveal new species of fish and invertebrates.  In collaboration with SUBELAB Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, a scientific team from the California Academy of Sciences became the first divers to study mesophotic ecosystems off Rapa Nui.  An orange colored sea biscuit, and four fish collected are almost certainly new species.  California Academy of Sciences Ichthyology Curator Luis Rocha plans to give the fish all Rapa Nui names in honor of the local culture. Sea biscuit from Rapa Nui, 80-meters depth. Photograph: Rich Mooi/California Academy of Sciences  Read More

A large colorful species of sardine, discovered in west India fish markets.

A large colorful species of sardine, discovered in west India fish markets.

Fish, New Species, Species Discovery April 6, 2017 at 10:33 am

The new species, Amblygaster indiana sp. nov., is described from 12 specimens collected from fish landing centers and fish markets at Eraviputhenthurai, west coast of India.

A new loach, possibly endemic to Lake Hazar in eastern Turkey

A new loach, possibly endemic to Lake Hazar in eastern Turkey

Fish, New Species April 6, 2017 at 10:07 am

Oxynoemacheilus hazarensis was found in Lake Hazar, a large tectonic lake in eastern Turkey, and one of the sources of the Tigris. It may be endemic to Lake Hazar. Oxynoemacheilus hazarensis, not preserved, about 65 mm SL; Turkey: North-eastern shore of Lake Hazar. Freyhof, Jörg & Özuluğ, Müfit, 2017

Review of Eastern US Populations of the Speckled Chub Reveals Four New Species

Review of Eastern US Populations of the Speckled Chub Reveals Four New Species

Fish, New Species April 6, 2017 at 9:49 am

A revised classification of eastern Macrhybopsis populations (Speckled Chub), with formal descriptions of four new species from eastern Gulf coast drainages.

A small loach from the Li River, Guilin, southern China

A small loach from the Li River, Guilin, southern China

Fish, New Species April 5, 2017 at 9:38 am

Leptobotia micra, new species, is described from the upper Li River (Pearl River basin) around Guilin in Guangxi province, southern China.

A new species of armored catfish from the rio Aripuanã basin, Brazil

A new species of armored catfish from the rio Aripuanã basin, Brazil

Fish, New Species April 3, 2017 at 10:57 pm

A new species is described from tributaries of the rio Aripuanã basin, in Amazonas and Mato Grosso states, Brazil.

Seven new species of Eurycheilichthys Catfish from Southern Brazil

Seven new species of Eurycheilichthys Catfish from Southern Brazil

Fish, New Species April 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm

A taxonomic revision of Eurycheilichthys is provided, and seven new species are described in addition to the two previously known species in this genus: E. pantherinus from the upper rio Uruguay, and E. limulus from the upper rio Jacuí.

A new catfish from northeastern Brazil

A new catfish from northeastern Brazil

Fish, New Species April 3, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A new species of Aspidoras from the rio da Dona basin, a small coastal river drainage in Bahia State, is described.