Mystery Species: A Beguiling Rarity

08 Apr, 2022

Image from Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua, Indonesia. Credit: Mark Strickland © Blue Planet Archive.

Here’s a fish and a lovely image that stopped traffic in the CORAL Editorial Offices, a rarity that author Scott W. Michael discusses in the next issue of the magazine (May/June 2022).

CLUES
Native Range: Thailand, West Australia, east to New
Caledonia, north to Japan
Maximum Length: 2.9 in. (7.4 cm)

Notes: Beautiful and bold, but not commonly collected, this rarely seen species is actually infrequently captive-raised available from Oceans Reefs and Aquariums (ORA).

For a small fish, it has lots of attitude.

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  1. April 15, 2022

    Red Coralle, Med.

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