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A new armoured catfish species from north-eastern Brazil

A new armoured catfish species from north-eastern Brazil

Fish, New Species June 8, 2017 at 12:40 pm

A re-evaluation of the armoured catfish species of Hypostomus in the Rio Jaguaribe, north-eastern Brazil, was prompted by the discovery of specimens with pale spots on a dark background collected from that basin c. 1936 and deposited at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Recent field collections in the Rio Jarguaribe basin confirmed the presence of the pale-spotted specimens and its distinctiveness as a new species.

A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish from Australia

A New Species of Freshwater Eel-tailed Catfish from Australia

Fish, New Species June 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm

Tandanus bellingerensis, new species, is described based on specimens from four river drainages (Bellinger, Macleay, Hastings, and Manning rivers) of the mid-northern coast of New South Wales, Australia.

A new Sillago species, from the Arabian Sea

A new Sillago species, from the Arabian Sea

Fish, New Species May 19, 2017 at 9:13 am

This study reviewed the taxonomy of six members of the family Sillaginidae and described a new Sillago species, S. panhwari. The description of the new species was based on 55 specimens sampled from commercial catches and from fishery surveys on the northern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan. Sillago panhwari, new species, male.  Panhwar SK 2017.

New damselfish shows rare parental care behavior

New damselfish shows rare parental care behavior

Fish, New Species May 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

Among the hundreds of species of damselfish, only a few protect and care for their young; a newly discovered species raises the number from three to four. Researchers discovered the new species while snorkeling, near where they were studying other brooding damselfish.

Orthochromis species yet-to-be-described from Africa documented in video

Fish, New Species, Species Discovery May 14, 2017 at 12:40 pm

Six potential new cichlid species, which have not yet been described are filmed and described by researcher ‎Hans van Heusden‎.   “This is a trailer of a movie how is realized out of four trips to Tanzania and Zambia where I visited and researched the beautiful Orthochromis habitats above but also underwater.In this movie, I show you six new Orthochromis species, which have not yet been described. Four out of six I discussed in detail and some of the described species as well. Furthermore, I found two new cichlid species in Zambia, one from the Luongo River and one from the KalungwishiRead More

Moray eels documented eating lionfish for the first time

Moray eels documented eating lionfish for the first time

First Video, Fish May 9, 2017 at 9:38 am

Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish.   See also:  

A New Species Of Fairy Wrasse From Vanuatu

A New Species Of Fairy Wrasse From Vanuatu

Fish, New Species May 8, 2017 at 8:52 am

This new species is in the small but distinct complex of hooded fairy wrasses from the Coral Sea to Fiji & Tonga.

A new species of Sabretoothed Blenny from Indonesia

A new species of Sabretoothed Blenny from Indonesia

Fish, New Species April 27, 2017 at 9:00 am

Researchers from the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida describes a new species of Sabretoothed Blenny from Bali and the Lembeh Strait, Indonesia.  This new species, the second in the genus is named Aledotremus deloachi in honor of Ned DeLoach in recognition and appreciation of his books, magazine articles and photographs that celebrate the beauty and diversity of reef fishes, all of which have encouraged numerous divers and fish watchers to become more aware of the importance of protecting the threatened marine environment and fauna.

A new miniature species of banjo catfish from the Lake Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela

A new miniature species of banjo catfish from the Lake Maracaibo Basin in Venezuela

Fish, New Species April 25, 2017 at 10:01 am

Osteological description using high-resolution computed microtomography of a miniature species.  

A new genus of clingfish found in a 40+ year old specimen jar

A new genus of clingfish found in a 40+ year old specimen jar

Fish, New Species, Species Discovery April 24, 2017 at 11:48 am

Scientists at the University of Washington, Texas A&M University and the Western Australian Museum discovered the new genus and species of clingfish after stumbling upon a specimen preserved in a jar dating back to the 1970s, of the Western Australian Museum in Welshpool, Australia. The teensy translucent fish is just a few inches long, but it sports between 1,800 and 2,300 teeth in its duckbill-like mouth. The new species was trawled from sponge and algae reefs between 30–40 meters in depth offshore from Fremantle, Western Australia.  

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.