Thursday, January 26, 2006

Science News: Discovery of World's Smallest Fish

BANGKOK, Thailand - Scientists have discovered the world's smallest fish on record in an acidic peat swamp in Indonesia - a member of the carp family, with a see-through body and a head that is unprotected by a complete skull.

Its been christened Paedocypris progenetica - referring to its abandonment of conventional adult characteristics - an adaptation to help them maintain their small and consequently elusive size.

Shame it lives in one of the fastest disappearing habitats in South East Asia.

Another case of found and lost...

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