印度洋是世界上人类探索最少的生态区之一,尤其是马达加斯加,在水族观赏鱼类方面几乎一片空白。值得庆幸的是,近年来RVS Fishworld在马达加斯加的工作站发现了一些令人惊艳的礁鱼,让我们能够近距离观赏该地区的独特鱼类。

 

马达加斯加的双锯鱼属(Amphiprion)

 

以前,老虎仙只在南非出产,正是这个工作站在数千英里外发现了老虎仙的分布。珍珠吊也是一样。众所周知,珍珠吊一般栖息在留尼汪岛的南部和东部,但该工作站发现马达加斯加附近的珍珠吊似乎比其他地方都要多。

 

丝尾副唇鱼(Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus

 

在过去几年里,这个位于马达加斯加的工作站发现了这两个物种以及一条非常独特的小丑鱼和一条极其罕见的隆头鱼。最近,RVS Fishworld分享了一组“全家福”,展示了这四条鱼的细节。这四条鱼一起展示,深深的吸引住人们的目光。

 

珍珠吊(Zebrasoma gemmatum)

 

由于人们对马达加斯加周围的海洋鱼类探索仍处于早期阶段,所以我们尚未知印度洋珊瑚礁周围还隐藏着什么令人惊叹的礁鱼。希望这个地区还有更多独特的物种或侏儒仙标本,就例如紫鳞仙(Centropyge debelius),但此次展示的小丑鱼、珍珠吊、隆头鱼和老虎仙已是一个极好的开始。

 

老虎仙(Apolemichthys kingi)

 

原文:

The Indian Ocean is one of the least explored ecoregions of the world, and madagascar in particular is nearly a black hole of information when it comes to ornamental aquarium fish. Thankfully in recent years RVS Fishworld‘s sister operation in Madagascar has been uncovering some very exciting reef fish and giving us a closer look at the unique fish in this area. 

 

Amphiprion ‘madagascariensis’

 

It was this particular collecting station which extended the range of the illustrious tiger angelfish by thousands of miles, whereas Apolemichthys kingi has only previously been known from South Africa. Same thing with gem tangs, which were known to occur further south and east to Reunion but seem to be in greater numbers around Madagascar than anywhere else. 

 

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus

 

These two species as well as a very unique clownfish and a very rare flasher wrasse have been slowly trickling out of this Madagascar station for the past couple of years. But recently RVS Fishworld shared a ‘family photo’ of sorts showing the four fish in glorious detail. People have talked about doing marine aquarium biotopes before but man, these four fish alone would make for a killer display.

 

Zebrasoma gemmatum

 

Since it’s still early days in the exploration of marine fish around madagascar who knows what other jaw-dropping reef fish lurk around these Indian Ocean reefs, we’re still holding out hope for some unique species or specimens of pygmy angelfish to come from this region, looking at you Centropyge debelius, but the clownfish, gem tang, flasher wrasse and tiger angelfish are already a very, very good start. 

 

Apolemichthys kingi