Help protect the Spanish toothcarp!

June 10th, 2014 — 8:13pm

Some long-term SF members may be aware that for the last six years we’ve been directly involved in a project administered by the Society of Ichthyological Studies (SEI) aimed at conservation of one of the most endangered fishes in Europe; the Spanish toothcarp, Aphanius iberus. This species is known locally as ‘fartet’, and was once common along […]

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New snakehead is well-known in aquarium hobby

November 1st, 2013 — 7:45pm

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.

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Survey closed!

June 7th, 2013 — 9:17pm

A huge thanks to all that participated in our mini survey this week! This exercise has been incredibly useful – the depth of feedback received far exceeded our expectations and has offered genuine food for thought in terms of deciding where we go next. We’ll reveal the results, textual abuse sustained, and of course announce […]

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New Betta species from Sumatra described

February 28th, 2013 — 2:04pm

A new species of Betta from Aceh, northern Sumatra, Indonesia is decribed by Dr. Heok Hui Tan in the latest volume of ‘The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology’. B. dennisyongi is included in the previously monotypic B. rubra species group and superficially appears very similar to B. rubra.

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Video: Food for thought?

February 1st, 2013 — 8:04pm

Japanese researchers have for the first time been able to record a real-time video of thought processes moving within a living animal’s brain, and the creature in question is a fish!

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Dwarf chain loach reclassified: a summary of recent changes in loach taxonomy

January 17th, 2013 — 2:49pm

The dwarf chain loach or ‘sid’, formerly Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki, has been assigned to a new genus in one of a number of important alterations to loach taxonomy published in the latest supplement issue of ‘The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology’.

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