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Banggai Cardinalfish

In 1995, a pair of elegant black and white banded fish arrived at the New Jersey State Aquarium for display in the Aquarium's Rainbow Reef live coral exhibit. These Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, were recently rediscovered by scientists and are only known to occur in the waters around a group of scattered islands in Indonesia. (Read More)

Moon Jellies

Aurelia aurita Moon jellies are one of 200 species of jellyfish - animals whose slippery, watery bodies are so clear that you can see through them. Moon jellies have flat, open umbrella-shaped bodies up to one foot wide that look like miniature moons floating on the surface of the ocean. (Read More)