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Tiny Amazon fish spotted in a single stream could go extinct just after being found – KION546

Publicado em 18 maio 2022
Two new colorful species of fish have been found in Brazil’s Amazon Basin — and they are already at risk of disappearing due to extinction. The fish belong to a subfamily called South American darters. The discovery brings the known number of darter species to five. One species, Poecilocharax callipterus, is distinguished by its long, striking red-orange fins and a dark spot at the base of its tail. The other new species, Poecilocharax rhizophilus is the most miniature [...]