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New species of cave fish identified

August 14, 2013 – 2:58 pm |
A cave fish with a difference: Typhlerotris mararybe. Photograph: John S Sparks

Most of the 150 or so types of cave fish pale in comparison to a newly discovered species from an isolated karst sinkhole in south-western Madagascar. Fish living in perpetual …

Zoo seeks mate for last surviving ‘gorgeously ugly’ fish

May 10, 2013 – 9:46 am | One Comment | 
Male mangarahara cichlids are distinguished from the females by their size and flowing fins

London Zoo is appealing to fish keepers to try to find a mate for a critically endangered, tropical species.  The Mangarahara cichlid (Ptychochromis insolitus) is extinct in the wild but …