Joe Rowlett

Joe is classically trained in the zoological arts and sciences, with a particular focus on the esoterica of invertebrate taxonomy and evolution. He’s written for several aquarium publications and for many years lorded over the marinelife at Chicago’s venerable Old Town Aquarium. He currently studies prairie insect ecology at the Field Museum of Natural History and fish phylogenetics at the University of Chicago.

Recent Blog Posts

Top Ten Reef Finds Of 2018

Top Ten Reef Finds Of 2018

It’s mid-December, which means that it’s finally time to recap the year in coral reefs. 2018 brought with it an embarrassment of riches when it came to juicy reef discoveries. There were plenty of strange corals sighted, along with an overwhelming variety of newly described fishes, but I’ll be featuring those in separate posts.

SFC Super Yellow Percula Is A Hot New Clownfish

SFC Super Yellow Percula Is A Hot New Clownfish

The continued guppification of the clownfish shows no sign of slowing down, and now there’s an interesting new color variety to add to the mix. Similan Farm Clownfish—a Thailand-based fish breeder that seems to specialize in all things Amphiprion—recently shared a tantalizing clip of their “Super Yellow Percula”, a variant that features an intriguing mix of phenotypic traits.

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