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New Animals

From wiggly weird to cute and touchable – these are just some of the amazing new animals recently added to Newport Aquarium!

Caribbean Fish

New colorful Caribbean fish have been added to the Mangrove tank. These fish are all examples of the hundreds of species that use Mangroves as shelter when they are juveniles. Many of these juveniles look completely different as juveniles than they do as adults.
Location: Shore Gallery

Ripsaw Catfish

The Ripsaw Catfish is a species of thorny catfish native to the Amazon and the rivers of northern South America. This peaceful fish can grow to over three-feet long and nearly 30 pounds and is distinguished by impressive lateral thorns used to damage potential predators running the length of its body.
Location: Amazon Tunnel

Baby Cuttlefish

These adorable cuttlefish babies are small, and growing fast! Related to octopus and squid, they have the unique ability to change the color and texture appearance of their skin.
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun

California Round Stingrays

Four California round rays have been added to the tide pool touch tank! These small rays, native to the California coast, reach a maximum width of only 10 inches.
Location: Shore Gallery

Sarcastic Fringehead

This weird looking fish lives in burrows or structures created by other animals like empty sea shells. Rival males will unfold their oversized, colorful mouths and push them against each other to establish who's the biggest and most dominant.
Location: Shore Gallery

Upside-Down Jellyfish

Unlike most jellyfish that swim with their bells pointed up, upside-down jellyfish spend most of their time with their bells resting on the seafloor of shallow, still coastal waters.
Location: Seahorses: Unbridled Fun