• A surprise new butterflyfish is described from the Philippine 'twilight zone' and exhibit

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    A newly described species of brown-and-white Philippine butterflyfish-the charismatic Roa rumsfeldi-made a fantastic, 7,000-mile journey before surprising scientists with its unknown status. Live specimens collected from 360 feet beneath the ocean's surface in the Philippine's Verde Island Passage escaped special notice until a single black fin spine tipped off aquarium biologists back in San Francisco. Deep-diving researchers from the California Academy of Sciences' Hope for Reefs team-with genetic sequencing help from a parent-son team-share their discovery of a fifth species of Roa this...
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