Named for Black Panther’s mythical nation of Wakanda, a dazzling new “Vibranium” Fairy Wrasse enchants with purple scales and a preference for deep, little-known mesophotic reefs up to 260 feet below the surface.
Richard L. Pyle, Brian D. Greene, Joshua M. Copus, and John E. Randal name a new species of Tosanioides discovered in Micronesia.
Imagine being so transfixed when discovering a new fish species that you fail to notice the massive Sixgill Shark swimming overhead. That’s the story of Tosanoides aphrodite.
Plectranthias ahiahiata is the latest addition to a genus of charming fishes that blur the lines between Anthias and Hawkfishes.