Post Tagged with: "Indonesia"

Chameleon discovered again, after 180 years

Chameleon discovered again, after 180 years

Lazarus Species, New Species, Reptiles June 20, 2017 at 9:31 am

Distinctive white dots on its shoulders helped researchers realize the new species had been collected before, in the 1830s by a naturalist in the Dutch East Indies government, but never named nor described.    

A new genus of slopefish, discovered in a fish market, and photographed during a coelocanth survey.

A new genus of slopefish, discovered in a fish market, and photographed during a coelocanth survey.

Fish, New Species June 16, 2017 at 4:20 pm

An entirely new genus is described from the mesophotic reefs of Indonesia, just the second genus to join the slopefish family.  Cymatognathus aureolateralis, the Wavy Jaw Slopefish, was discovered by chance at a local fish market in Northern Sulawesi, where it had been collected as bycatch. Our only glimpse at this fish in life comes courtesy of a single, tantalizing image captured at a depth of 200 meters as part of a coelacanth survey.  

Two species of Tarsiers named after first being collected 1908 and 1939

Two species of Tarsiers named after first being collected 1908 and 1939

Mammals, New Species May 8, 2017 at 8:31 am

Two new tarsier species are described from the northern peninsula of Sulawesi.  Distinct vocalizations helped classify these tarsiers as distinct species.  With these two new species, the total number of primates in Indonesia rises to 80 and the number of recognized tarsier species from Sulawesi and nearby islands rises to 11. The Gursky’s spectral tarsier (Tarsius spectrumgurskyae) from Tangkoko Nature Reserve, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photo: Alfrets Masala / Shekelle et al / Primate Conservation.

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 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 colorful new crayfish from Indonesia, known already in the commercial pet trade

A colorful new crayfish from Indonesia, known already in the commercial pet trade

Crustaceans, New Species March 13, 2017 at 4:20 pm

The new species may be endemic to the Warsamson River in West Papua, Indonesia.  It is collected and exported for ornamental purposes and its commercial name in the pet trade is Cherax “irian jaya”, Cherax “pink coral”, or Cherax “hoa creek“. Due to similar coloration it is often confused with the recently described Cherax pulcher Lukhaup, 2015.

A new species of goby

A new species of goby

Fish, New Species November 2, 2016 at 9:29 am

A new species of goby, Asterropteryx profunda, is described on the basis of three adult specimens, ~10 mm long, from Milne Bay Province in Papua New Guinea and Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi Province of Indonesia. It has also been photographed at Anilao, Luzon, Philippines.  The new species occurs in relatively deep water, approximately 45-70 m, compared to other members of the genus.

A new mudskipper from Indonesia.

A new mudskipper from Indonesia.

Fish, New Species September 14, 2016 at 9:40 am

A mudskipper is descfibed from Sumba Island in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.

Three new species of deep sea anglerfishes from Indonesia

Three new species of deep sea anglerfishes from Indonesia

Fish, New Species June 8, 2016 at 9:51 pm

An examination of the ceratioid anglerfishes collected on the Indian Ocean side of Indonesia during surveys in 2004–2005 have revealed 18 species in 9 genera and 6 families, including three new species

A New Genus and Species of Rat, from Sulawesi.

A New Genus and Species of Rat, from Sulawesi.

Mammals, New Species April 19, 2016 at 9:47 am

An international research team discovered the rat, a new genus and species, on the remote and relatively inaccessible slopes of Mount Gandang Dewata, a mountainous region of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island, a renowned hotspot for biodiversity. The scientists were surprised to discover that the slender rat is omnivorous, not carnivorous, like its island cousin. Also, “one has evolved for swimming and one for life on land, yet in evolutionary terms they are sisters.” Gracilimus radix, or the slender rat, discovered on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island. Photo: Museum Victoria

Two new species of Amphidromus snails described.

Two new species of Amphidromus snails described.

Invertebrates, New Species August 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm

ZooKeys 492: 49-105 (30 Mar 2015)

New species of Trimma from Indonesia.

New species of Trimma from Indonesia.

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Three new species of the gobiid Trimma are described from Indonesian waters. Trimma aturirii Winterbottom et al., 2015 Trimma kardium Winterbottom et al., 2015 Trimma trioculatum Winterbottom et al., 201Details: Trimma kardium. www.mysaltyreef.com

Eight new species of Rainbowfishes from the Birds Head Region, West Papua, Indonesia

Eight new species of Rainbowfishes from the Birds Head Region, West Papua, Indonesia

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 6:35 am

Eight new species of Rainbowfishes (Melanotaeniidae) from the Birds Head Region, West Papua, Indonesia. Cybium, 39 (2): 99-130. Detail on all species at http://rainbowfish.angfaqld.org.au Melanotaenia klasioensis Kadarusman, Hadiaty & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia longispina Kadarusman, Avarre & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia manibuii Kadarusman, Slembrouck & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia naramasae Kadarusman, Nugraha & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia rumberponensis Kadarusman, Ogistira & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia sembrae Kadarusman, Carman & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia sikuensis Kadarusman, Sudarto & Pouyaud, 2015 Melanotaenia susii Kadarusman, Hubert & Pouyaud, 2015

A new goatfish of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Lombok, Indonesia

A new goatfish of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Lombok, Indonesia

Fish, New Species July 30, 2015 at 5:29 am

A new goatfish of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Lombok, Indonesia and first verified record of U. asymmetricus for the Indian Ocean.

Wakatobi Flowerpecker: New Species of Bird Discovered in Indonesia.

Wakatobi Flowerpecker: New Species of Bird Discovered in Indonesia.

Birds, New Species June 10, 2014 at 12:51 am

Ornithologists described a new species of flowerpecker – Wakatobi flowerpecker (Dicaeum kuehni) – from the Wakatobi Islands of Indonesia.