January 28, 2022

Fishy Caribbean ‘juveniles’ to be recognized as a new species, the Hourglass basslet

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From Phys.org Living in deep reefs in the Atlantic Ocean, the banded basslet, a small and colorful species with a wide range of distribution, has long been thought to undergo significant changes during its growth into an adult. Suspiciously, the juveniles appeared much more heavily banded. Recently, however, American scientists figured out that the ‘juveniles’ […]

The spot-tail golden bass: A new fish species from deep reefs of the southern

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From Science Codex Smithsonian scientists describe a colorful new species of small coral reef sea bass from depths of 182–241 m off Curaçao, southern Caribbean. With predominantly yellow body and fins, the new species, Liopropoma santi, closely resembles the other two “golden basses” found together with it at Curaçao: L. aberrans and L. olneyi. The […]