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Two new licorice gouramis from Sumatra

December 13th, 2012 — 8:33am

P. phoenicurus. © Schindler & Linke

Two new species of Parosphromenus have been described from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Continue reading »

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New Betta species described

December 11th, 2012 — 2:26pm

Live male paratype specimen. © Kowasupat et al.

Following the recent description of B. mahachaiensis, another new species of the Betta splendens species group from Thailand is described in the latest volume of the journal ‘Vertebrate Zoology’. Continue reading »

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‘Freshwater Killer Whales’ hunt birds

December 7th, 2012 — 9:08am

© Cucherousset et al.

New research published in the open access e-journal ‘PLOS One’ demonstrates the learning capabilities of the giant catfish Silurus glanis, Europe’s largest freshwater fish. Continue reading »

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Fighting fish take breathers between rounds

December 4th, 2012 — 10:11am

Fin-flaring, as seen here, is a behaviour typical of aggressive encounters between male fighting fish. © Chor Kiat Yeo

Scientists have shown that male Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, increase the frequency at which they breathe atmospheric air during aggressive interactions. Continue reading »

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