Scientific divers from the California Academy of Sciences discover new species of dazzling, neon-colored fish

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  • September 25, 2018
  • Post originally published by the California Academy of Sciences Named for Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, a new species of fish enchants Academy scientists On a recent expedition to the remote Brazilian archipelago of St. Paul’s Rocks, a new species of reef fish—striped a vivid pink and yellow—enchanted its diving discoverers from the California […]

    How did the guppy cross the ocean: An unexpected fish appears on a volcanic archipelago

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  • March 26, 2018
  • While people tend to describe tropical oceanic islands as ‘paradises on Earth’ and associate them with calm beaches, transparent warm waters and marvellous landscapes, archipelagos are often the product of a fierce natural force – volcanoes which erupt at the bottom of the sea. Because of their origin, these islands have never been connected to […]

    Chinese scientists discover a new species of catfish in Myanmar

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  • January 24, 2017
  • During a survey of the freshwater fishes of the Mali Hka River drainage in the Hponkanrazi Wildlife Sanctuary, Myanmar, scientists Xiao-Yong Chen, Tao Qin and Zhi-Ying Chen, from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), identified a new catfish species among the collected specimens. It is distinct with a set of morphological features including its mouthparts […]

    Undergraduate student takes to Twitter to expose illegal release of alien fish in Japan

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  • March 1, 2016
  • Posing a significant threat to the native biodiversity in Japan, specifically that of threatened aquatic insects, some alien fishes, such as the bluegill, have become the reason for strict prohibitions. All activities potentially capable of introducing the species into the wild are currently punishable by either a fine of up to 3 million yen for […]