At the extreme eastern tip of its range, Acanthurus leucosternon meets with another closely related species: Acanthurus nigricans, the White Cheek, Whitecheeked, or Goldrim Surgeonfish. In this part of its range, the White Cheek Tang is quite common. The solitary Acanthurus leucosternon (Powder Blue Tang) seems to often have no other option than to breed with or join in spawning with Acanthurus nirgricans (White Cheek Surgeonfish). This leads to quite a lot of hybrid between the two species in that particular area.
Coris flava is the newest wrasse species, and it’s a looker! Its name literally means “Yellow coris”…which could be confusing to many aquarists!
Mike Tuccinardi shares observations and underwater photos from his visit to Thailand’s Koh Tao, a hotspot for giant clam species in the Gulf of Thailand
A visit with aquarium fish collectors offers a rare glimpse at the collection of red fire shrimp for the marine ornamental trade in coastal Sri Lanka.
Matt Pedersen takes another look at two well-known clownfish varieties and asks, “are these overlooked species”?