Antilligobius nikkiae, Small Rare Deep Sea Fish

By Barry Brown 2 years ago
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saber gobyGood morning all, pictured here is one of the many new species that has recently been discovered by the Smithsonian Institution and Substation Curacao. This little treasure was named after the daughter of Substation Curacao, his name is Dutch her name is Nikki. This is a tiny one and a half inch, super beautiful fish called a Saber Goby, Antilligobius nikkiae. These are found in the 300-400 foot range and are usually seen congregating in schools unlike other fish that like to be on their own like the golden bass for instance. This one here along with a few others was collected by the sub alive about a week ago in St. Eustatius and brought up for me to photograph MORE

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