This week in Fish: Incredible! A new fish family.

By: Mark McGrouther, Category: Science, Date: 19 Aug 2011

It's a special week.  A new fish family has been discovered.  You can view a movie of this primitive eel that lives in a dark cave at the base of a coral reef in Palau.  Of course, there are plenty of other great images to check out.  Thank you very much, as always, to everyone who contributed.

Freshwater Moray, Gymnothorax polyuranodon

Freshwater Moray, Gymnothorax polyuranodon
Photographer: Carl Fallon © Carl Fallon

Blog post:

'Living fossil' eel in an undersea cave.

New images:

Eastern Dwarf Galaxias, Galaxiella pusilla
Freshwater Moray, Gymnothorax polyuranodon
Many-toothed Garden Eel, Heteroconger perissodon
Rock Ling, Genypterus tigerinus
Sailfin Goby, Nesogobius pulchellus
Stout Floater, Schindleria brevipinguis
Juvenile Western Talma
Undescribed anglerfish at the Pinnacle
Weedy Seadragon, Phyllopteryx taeniolatus
Weedy Seadragon hatching

New FAQ:

What is the smallest fish?

Tags fishes, ichthyology, incredible, family, new, eel, Protoanguilla palau, Protoanguillidae,