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Three new beautiful tropical fish species described

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 21, 2014 09:00 AM
The newest issue of AQUA, International Journal of Ichthyology is out, and in it is three newly described species of tropical fish including a gorgeous reef shrimp goby and two spectacular killifish.
Three new beautiful tropical fish species described

Top to bottom: Vanderhorstia lepidobucca, Maratecoara gesmonei, and Aphyosemion mengilai

Vanderhorstia lepidobucca is a new shrimpgoby from Sulawesi (Indonesia) described by Gerald R. Allen, Teguh Peristiwady and Mark V. Erdmann.

Maratecoara gesmonei is a new Amazon (Brazil) rivulid killifish described by Dalton Tavares Bressane Nielsen, Mayler Martins and Ricardo Britzke.

Aphyosemion mengilai is a new African killifish from Massif du Chaillu (Republic of Congo) described by Stefano Valdesalici and Wolfgang Eberl.

To purchase the full peer-reviewed papers, visit AQUA, International Journal of Ichthyology.

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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