Pictures of the Day

These are just a handful of the 25 new coral reef fish species discovered in recent years in the South China and Andaman Seas.  Scientists don’t consider any of these newly-identified fish endangered.  They’re all profiled in the book Reef Fishes of the East Indies, published last month by the University of Hawaii Press.  All photographs from National Geographic.

Fairy Basslet (Pseudanthias mica) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Tripod Fish (Pteropsaron longipinnis) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Clingfish (Aspasmichthys alorensis) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

A school of anthias fish feeds over a reef in Indonesia’s Komodo National Marine Park in the Coral Triangle – Photograph by Mauricio Handler, National Geographic

 

Candy Striper (Lepidichthys akiko) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Fairy Goby (Tryssogobius sarah) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

Scorpionfish (Pteroidichthys amboinensis) – Photograph courtesy Roger Steene, Conservation International

 

Giant Frogfish (Antennarius commersoni) – Photograph courtesy Roger Steene, Conservation International

 

Dwarf Goby (Eviota rubriceps) – Photograph courtesy Gerald Allen, Conservation International

 

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