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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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New halfbeaks from Borneo

October 11th, 2013 — 2:57pm
Preserved specimens of H. kecil © Tan & Lim, 2013

Preserved specimens of H. kecil © Tan & Lim, 2013

Three new halfbeak species of the genus Hemirhamphodon have been described in ‘The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology’. Continue reading »

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Mystery Stiphodon gobies identified…almost!

October 4th, 2013 — 12:32pm
Odyssey

S. maculidorsalis is easily-recognised by presence of small black spots on the dorsal surface of the head and trunk in both males and females. © Odyssey

Freshwater gobies of the genus Stiphodon have become increasingly popular aquarium inhabitants in recent years, but considerable confusion has surrounded the identity of some commonly-traded species due to a number of factors. Continue reading »

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