Learning more about vampire fish: first report of candiru attached to an Amazonian thorny catfish

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  • September 10, 2021
  • For the first time, scientists report a vampire fish attached to the body of an Amazonian thorny catfish. Very unusually, the candirus were attached close to the lateral bone plates, rather than the gills, where they are normally found. Since the hosts were not badly harmed, and the candirus apparently derived no food benefit, scientists believe this association is commensalistic rather than parasitic. The research is published in the open-access journal Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria.

    Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria signs with Pensoft and moves to ARPHA

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  • April 19, 2021
  • The scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft welcomes the latest addition to its diverse portfolio of scholarly outlets – the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria (AIeP), which publishes research in the fields of ichthyology and fisheries. AIeP is an international scientific journal publishing articles in any aspect of ichthyology and fisheries concerning true […]