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