Laetacara flavilabris met jongen

Update: Laetacara genus redescribed

The diagnoses of Laetacara species is updated herein based on either character states outlined in their original descriptions, redescriptions, or found in examined material (both type and non-type material) and additional observed data. Information on distribution of Laetacara species is herein updated. A key for species identification including all known species of Laetacara is provided. New information […]

Rhinogobius maxillivirgatus man

New species: Rhinogobius maxillivirgatus

Rhinogobius maxillivirgatus is a newly described Goby species from China. They only live in a small tributary of the Changjiang River.

The Central Scene

The Central Scene – North & Central American Cichlid Keeping

Lee Nuttalls magazine The Central Cichlid unfortunately only saw 8 editions but provided lots of good quality information and images about North and Central American cichlids. The 8 editions can now be seen online as an ebook.

Cirrhilabrus greeni Man

New species: Cirrhilabrus greeni

A new wrasse species has been described: Cirrhilabrus greeni. This small wrasse originates from the Timor Sea, Northern Territory Australia. As many wrasses this species has very striking colours.

Brachychalcinus reisi

New Species: Brachychalcinus reisi

A new species has been described in the Characidae family, sub-familiy Stethaprioninae: Brachychalcinus reisi. They originate from the tributaries of Rio Curuá in Brasil.

Corydoras hephaestus

New species: Corydoras hephaestus

Corydoras hephaestus was only discovered in 2014 and described in 2017. A beautiful Corydoras species with a black body and red dorsal and caudal fin.

Channa shingon

New species: Channa shingon

New description of a dwarf Channa: Channa shingon. Named after a mythological figure from Myanmar.

Serrasalmus nattereri ferocious

Ferocious Piranhas: How Did They Get Their Scary Reputation?

When you hear the word piranha, in all likelihood, you may imagine a cartoonish, feral image of a crazed, carnivorous beast carving the water into a froth. But is the ferocious piranhas really as dangerous as they seem to be?