Alor

New fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus humanni by Ned DeLoach

Fish Turns Humann!

May 19, 2012

Two years ago, on a dive site near Alor, Indonesia, I saw a fish I had never seen before. Last month, just over two years from my first sighting, we received word that the fish, collected by our friends, Dr. Gerald Allen and Dr. Mark Erdmann, has received its official name, Cirrhilabrus humanni. This post is about the small role we had in establishing the fish as a newly described species. So, back to the dive two years ago:  Descending … Read more