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Something in the water…

December 20th, 2012 — 9:57am

The study uses the zebra danio, Danio rerio, in its case example. © Mike Norén

New study reveals how environmental DNA could be used to identify potentially invasive species in the ornamental fish trade… Continue reading »

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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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