Obscure Reef Creatures: the Prismatic Eyebar Goby

If you’ve never before heard of the Prismatic Eyebar Goby (Gnatholepis ophthalmotaenia), it’s likely because this is a name that I’ve literally just coined for a species that was until now referred to by an outdated and decidedly lackluster...

Obscure Reef Creatures – The Natal Toby

Of the dozens of Canthigaster species that occur throughout the tropics, few are quite so confounding as the Natal Toby. Though described nearly a century and a half ago, there are still differing opinions regarding whether it’s even a distinct species or, instead,...

Obscure Reef Creatures – Lanternfishes

Deepwater fishes hold an undeniable fascination in the hearts and minds of many an aquarist, but, alas, these bizarre denizens of the deep are impossible to acquire for the home hobbyist. However, what is often not appreciated is that there are several groups of...
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