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New Semi-transparent fish species found in Loktak lake

New Semi-transparent fish species found in Loktak lake | New Species | Scoop.it

A new species of yellowish semi-transperant glass fish found in Loktak lake in Indian state of Manipur. The fish which was earlier considered as just among the wide-spread galss fishes was recently identified as a new species. the discovery points out that the galss fishes found in Loktak lake can be species complexes or closely similar species. 

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There are many organisms on the face of earth which are yet to be understood. Since we are ignorant of their existence, we are also ignorant about the eco-system services rendered by them. However, the rate at which the habitats are being destoryed indicates that many of the unknown species will be wiped away forever, even before we understand about their importance. 

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Singing frog and 'walking' catfish among 126 new species discovered in Mekong basin – in pictures

Singing frog and 'walking' catfish among 126 new species discovered in Mekong basin – in pictures | New Species | Scoop.it
Here is a selection of the fascinating new species found in the region by scientists in 2011, as described in a new WWF report (A crazy 126 new species have been discovered in the past two years in the Mekong basin!
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It is amazing that the richness of the nature si still unexplored.

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Western Ghats has a lesser knwon word of sub-surface fishes. Reserachers have identified a new species of blind cat fish species and has named it after former president of India A P J Abdul Kalam.

 

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