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Ugly or cute? A new tetra species

By Leonard Ho - Posted Oct 27, 2015 09:00 AM
Moenkhausia lineomaculata is the newest described species of characids. A diminutive cousin to the diamond tetra and red eye tetra, M.lieomaculata is the 80th species of the genus.
Ugly or cute?  A new tetra species

Moenkhausia lineomaculata

The new tetra was discovered at the upper rio Juruena, upper rio Tapajós basin, in west-central Brazil, South America.  It's a rather nondescript species, but I can help but think a school of tiny M.lineomaculata might look pretty cool.

Moenkhausia lineomaculata is formally described in Zootaxa.

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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