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River dolphin discovery raises questions about aquatic biodiversity

January 25th, 2014 — 1:10pm
Inia araguaiaensis sp. nov. © Nicole Dutra

Inia araguaiaensis sp. nov. © Nicole Dutra

A new freshwater dolphin from Brazil has been described in the journal PloS ONE, and represents the first such find in almost a century. Continue reading »

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New snakehead is well-known in aquarium hobby

November 1st, 2013 — 7:45pm
© Nora Brede

© Nora Brede

The snakehead that has been known to aquarium hobbyists as Channa sp. ‘Assam’, C. sp. ‘Lal Cheng’ or C. sp. ‘blue bleheri’ for a number of years is named C. andrao in the journal ‘Zootaxa’ this week. Continue reading »

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New Dario wears makeup

October 31st, 2013 — 1:52pm
© Andreas Werth

Adult male individual of Dario kajal spec. nov. © Andreas Werth

The previously unidentified badid known to aquarists as Dario sp. ‘Jaintia Hills’ or D. sp. ‘Bangladesh’ is described by ichthyologists Dr. Ralf Britz and Dr. Sven Kullander in today’s issue of ‘Zootaxa’. Continue reading »

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Unusual pupfishes represent distinct species

October 19th, 2013 — 2:26pm
<i>C. desquamator</i> has a massivley-enlarged lower jaw and elongate body. © Anthony Terceira

C. desquamator has a massivley-enlarged lower jaw and elongate body. © Anthony Terceira

Two highly-specialised, previously unidentified pupfishes we featured in an article a while back are officially described in the latest issue of the Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Continue reading »

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