Post Tagged with: "Indian Ocean"

A new species of guitarfish

A new species of guitarfish

Fish, New Species June 16, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Rhinobatos austini sp. n. is described from the southwestern Indian Ocean based on four specimens collected from the KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa and from Mozambique.  R. austini appears to be a shallow, more coastal species (<1–107 m) compared to R. holcorhynchus that has a mostly offshore (75–254 m) depth distribution.

Another Beautiful New Species of Triplefin

Another Beautiful New Species of Triplefin

Fish, New Species March 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

The dazzling color and pattern of the newly described Helcogramma atauroensisis clearly an adaptation to live among colorful algaes and encrusting organisms.  The red white nad blue markings are similar to those of Enneapterygius niue, also recently described.

A new anglerfish, from the Western Indian Ocean

A new anglerfish, from the Western Indian Ocean

Fish, New Species March 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

A new species of the deep-sea  anglerfish genus is described on the basis of a single female specimen collected from the Western Indian Ocean.  

A new deepwater legskate

A new deepwater legskate

Fish, New Species November 10, 2016 at 2:28 pm

A small legskate found 1400m deep on Broken Ridge, in the southeastern Indian Ocean.

Two new species of Wrasses

Two new species of Wrasses

Fish, New Species November 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm

The new species are from the Indian Ocean, C. rubeus from Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and C. africanus the east African coast.  

A new legskate from the Andaman Sea (Northern Indian Ocean)

A new legskate from the Andaman Sea (Northern Indian Ocean)

Fish, New Species September 20, 2016 at 9:51 am

A new legskate is described from a small collection of specimens taken off Phuket (Thailand) during a survey of the Andaman Sea. It is the only legskate (Sinobatis ) known from the northern Indian Ocean.  

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, a new pencil wrasse from Kenya

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus, a new pencil wrasse from Kenya

Fish, New Species June 16, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Pseudojuloides labyrinthus is a new species of pencil wrasse from the Western Indian Ocean with at least three neon blue stripes the length of its body.

A new species of deep-sea catshark from the southwestern Indian Ocean.

A new species of deep-sea catshark from the southwestern Indian Ocean.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 6:46 am

A new species of deep-sea catshark (Scyliorhinidae:Bythaelurus) from the southwestern Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 15: 53-63.

Two new species of labrid fishes.

Two new species of labrid fishes.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 5:42 am

Review of the labrid fishes of the Indo-Pacific Genus Pseudocoris, with a description of two new species.