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First record of an invasive species preying on an undiscovered native species

First record of an invasive species preying on an undiscovered native species

Fish, New Species June 28, 2017 at 3:41 pm

Researchers have identified a new deep water goby in the Caribbean.  At the time of its discovery, from a submarine, researchers recorded footage of a lionfish cornering, attacking and eating the new species. The new species described in the paper has a bright orange stripe down its spine and schools together in masses of about 100 fish—starkly different behavior from most gobies that hide as individuals in holes or cracks in the reef, making the new species an easy target for lionfish attacks.  The good news is the goby species being eaten by the lionfish appears to be abundant throughoutRead More

Possible New Species of Basslet Discovered in Dominica

Possible New Species of Basslet Discovered in Dominica

Fish, New Species April 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

The unique pink and yellow basslet has a very similar resemblance to the Lipogramma klayi fairy basslet but with some notable differences. It’s hard to tell if it is a photographic artifact but the Lipogramma sp. ‘Dominica’ appears to have a more rosey pink head color compared to the lilac purple ‘true’ Klayi basslet.