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A new tetra fish from Columbia

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 14, 2017 09:00 AM
Hyphessobrycon klausanni is the newest described tetra species. It appears most closely related (at least superficially) to other tetras in the Hyphessobrycon agulha-group, which share the common trait of possessing dark longitudinal stripes.
A new tetra fish from Columbia

Hyphessobrycon klausanni

Researchers suspect many more species (including tetras) are yet discovered from the poorly surveyed Guaviare River drainage where H. klausanni was found.  Unfortunately, this area in Columbia is imminently threatened by rapid habitat destruction, which the scientists fear "may eventually lead to the extinction of some species before they have even been discovered or described."

The new tetra species is described in ZooKeys.

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.


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