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Two lovely new killifish and one ugly duckling

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 03, 2015 09:00 AM
Three new rivulids are described from South America. Two are as sexy as we've come to expect from killifish, but one might claim the dubious distinction of the dullest rivulid ever described.
Two lovely new killifish and one ugly duckling

Spectrolebias bellidoi, male. From Bolivia, South America. Photo by G. Dethu.

The three new annual fish (fish whose entire life cycle lasts only one year) is described in the latest publication of aqua, International Journal of IchthyologyClick here to learn more about the amazing(ly short) life cycles of annual rivulids.

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Laimosemion mabura (male: bottom, female: top).  From Guyana, South America. Photo by S. Valdesalici

Last, and yes least ...

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Austrolebias accorsii, male.  From Bolivia, South America. Photo by G. Dethu

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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