Thryssa hamiltonii, or Hamilton's thryssa, is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Engraulidae. It is found in the tropical western Indo-Pacific region: mainly, the eastern direction near Myanmar, Taiwan, the northern head of Australia and Papua New Guinea and possibly the Philippines.
Although the patronym was not identified but clearly in honor of Francis Hamilton-Buchanan (1762-1829), Scottish physician and naturalist, who published an influential account of Indo-Gangetic fishes in 1822.
Trichogaster is a genus of gouramis native to South Asia from Pakistan to Myanmar. It is the only genus in the monotypic subfamily Trichogastrinae as set out in the 5th Edition of Fishes of the World, although that book states that there are two genera, the other being Colisa which is treated as a synonym of Trichogaster by Fishbase and the Catalog of Fishes. Fishbase also places the genus in the Luciocephalinae. Species of this genus are very popular in the aquarium trade.
Norfolkia is a genus of triplefins in the family Tripterygiidae. They are found I the Indo-Pacific region.
Thryssa is a genus of anchovies in the family Engraulidae. It contains the following species:
The royal dottyback, also called the bicolor dottyback or false gramma is a fish commonly kept in marine aquariums. The front of the fish is bright purple and the posterior is yellow. In an aquarium, it will grow up to three inches long. The dottyback will defend its territory against fish several times its size, but gets along with many other common aquarium fish. This is sometimes mistaken for a royal gramma.
Ostorhinchus hoevenii is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes, it is from the Indo-West Pacific north to Japan and south to Australia. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 6 cm in length. It occurs in small groups among corals, sea urchins, crinoids and algae. The specific name honours the Dutch zoologist Jan van der Hoeven (1801-1868).
Manonichthys alleni, the Sabah dottyback is a species of ray-finned fish from the family Pseudochromidae, the dottybacks. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in length. This dottyback has only been known from Indonesia and Malaysia, but was recently recorded in the Davao Gulf in the southern Philippines. The specific name honours the ichthyologist Gerald R. Allen of the Western Australian Museum in Perth who collected the type specimen and provided photographs of this species which Gill used in his description, as well as being in recognition of Allen's contribution to the knowledge of Indo-Pacific fish and of the support Allen gave Gill in is work on the Pseudochromidae.
Schindleria praematura, Schindler's fish is a species of neotenic goby which was formerly placed in the monogeneric family Schindleriidae but which is currently classified within the Gobiidae. It is associated with reefs and has an Indo-Pacific distribution from South Africa and Madagascar to Hawaii and the sea mounts of the South Pacific. The generic name and the common name honour the German zoologist Otto Schindler (1906–1959) who described the species.
Ecsenius portenoyi is a species of combtooth blenny in the genus Ecsenius. It is found in the western central Pacific ocean. It can reach a maximum length of 4.5 centimetres. Blennies in this species feed primarily off of plants, including benthic algae and weeds. Its specific name honours Norman S. Portenoy of Bethesda, Maryland for his support of the ichthyological expeditions of the National Museum of Natural History.
Ceratobregma helenae, known commonly as the Helen's triplefin, is a species of triplefin blenny. It has an Indo-Pacific distribution from Christmas Island to Samoa, north to Taiwan and south to south eastern Australia. The species is named after Wouter Holleman's wife, Helen.
Onuxodon is an Indo-Pacific genus of pearlfishes from the family Carapidae. The generic name is derived from the Greek onyx meaning "claw" and odon meaning "tooth", referring to the sharp fang like teeth of Onuxodon parvibrachium. Species in this genus are distributed from South Africa to Hawaii. They live commensally with molluscs. The three currently recognized species are:
Bassogigas is a genus of cusk eel from the subfamily Neobythitinae, part of the family Ophidiidae. The generic name "Bassogigas" comes from a combination of two Latin words: bassus, which means "deep" and gigas which means "giant". The species are found in the Indo-Pacific and western Atlantic Ocean.
Ostorhinchus sealei, Seale's cardinalfish or the cheek-barred cardinalfish, is a species of ray-finned fish, a cardinalfish, from the family Apogonidae. It is an Indo-Pacific species which ranges from Malaysia east to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan and south to northwestern Australia, as well as Palau in Micronesia. It is an uncommon species which occurs among branching corals in the sheltered lagoons protected by reefs. It can be found in small to large aggregations low in the water over the reef. It is infrequent below depths of 10 metres (33 ft). They are mouthbrooders which form pairs to mate. During the day thse fish shelter in the reef and they emerge at night to feed on zooplankton and benthic invertebrates. The specific name honours the American ichthyologist Alvin Seale (1871-1958).
Lachneratus phasmaticus, also known as the phantom cardinalfish, is a species of fish in the family Apogonidae, the cardinalfishes. It is the only member of its genus. It is native to the tropical eastern Pacific and Indian Oceans. This fish can be found in crevices and underwater caves, and it occurs at depths of 3 to 104 m. It grows to a standard length of 7.4 cm (2.9 in).
Adelotremus is a small genus of combtooth blennies which are found in the Indo-Pacific region. The name of the genus is a compound of the Greek Adelos meaning "concealed" and trema meaning "hole", this was coined to reflect that the type of Adelotremus leptus was discovered hiding in a tube made by a polychaete.
The tropical conger, also known as the Scheele's conger, is an eel in the family Congridae. It was described by Pehr Hugo Strömman in 1896, originally under the genus Leptocephalus. It is a tropical, marine eel which is known from the Indo-Pacific, including Natal and Mozambique. It inhabits reefs in lagoons, and is known to dwell at a depth of 9 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in).
Larsonella pumila is a species of goby native to the Indian Ocean from the coast of Africa to the western Pacific Ocean. This species grows to a length of 1.9 centimetres (0.75 in) SL. This species is the only known member of its genus. The specific name honours the ichthyologist Helen K. Larson who was the Curator of Fishes at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin, for her work on the taxonomy of Indo-Pacific gobies.
Hemigobius hoevenii, commonly known as the banded mulletgoby, is a species of goby which occurs in the western Indo-Pacific region from Thailand to New Guinea and northern Australia where it is found in mangroves. The specific name most likely honours the Dutch ichthyologist Jan van der Hoeven (1801-1868) who has been honoured by Pieter Bleeker in a number of names for taxa.
Chrysiptera brownriggii, commonly known as the surge damselfish, is a marine fish widespread in Indo-Pacific waters from East Africa to the Marquesas Islands and Society Islands, north to Japan and south to Australia. Its common name arises because it is associated with the rubble in channels created by tidal surges in reefs, but it is also found on reef flats and submerged terraces. It is territorial but is frequently encountered in groups. The identity of the person honoured by the specific name was not stated by Bennett in his original description but it is almost certainly Robert Brownrigg (1759-1833) who was governor of Ceylon where the type was collected.
Lubbockichthys is a genus of ray-finned fish from the Indo-Pacific region which belongs to the subfamily Pseudoplesiopinae, part of the family Pseudochromidae, the dottybacks. The species in this genus have small cycloid scales throughout their lives; some of their head bones have a weakly honeycombed surface; and the parietal bone encloses the rear section of the supratemporal laterosensory canal.
Helen K. Larson is an ichthyologist who specialises in the fishes of the Indo-Pacific.