Friday, June 11, 2010

New species - Sharks! Skates! Rays!

Not only do we not know all the fish in the sea, but this paper from Australia reminds us we don't even know the large ones, like the elasmobranches. Seven new species and two resurrected ones are here in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Marine and Atmospheric Research Paper no. 032 (2010). Meet the rediscovered Borneo Shark, little known and believed to be very rare: Okamejei cairae, a new skate from the South China Sea: and the rest of a re-examined group.

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