Pseudomugil sp. “paskai Red-Neon” has been imported for the first time in 2012 and is for sure one of the most spectacular discoveries of aquarium fish in the millenium. Since the first importation the fish has been well established in the hobby and proofed as a beautiful, peaceful, and hardy ornamental fish.
However, there was a scientific name missing. Preserved specimens – they lack usually all colours – look very similar to Pseudomugil paskai, but this fish has totally different and much duller colours in life.
Now the species has been described scientfically in a proper way and here is the correct and valid name: Pseudomugil luminatus.
For our customers: the fish have code 446452 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
Allen, G. R., Unmack, P. J. & R. K. Hadiaty (2016): Pseudomugil luminatus, a new species of Blue-eye (Teleostei: Pseudomugilidae) from southern New Guinea, with notes on P. gertrudae. Fishes of Sahul 30 (1): 950-961
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer