Wednesday 14 May 2014

Tiny 'Alien' Catfish

Tiny 'Alien' Catfish With Bulldog Snout Defies Classification;
'It Continues To Be A Puzzle'
by News Service - May 13

Philadelphia, Penns -- Kryptoglanis shajii is a strange fish -- and the closer scientists look, the stranger it gets. This small subterranean catfish sees the light of day and human observers only rarely, when it turns up in springs, wells and flooded rice paddies in the Western Ghats mountain region of Kerala, India. It was first described as a new species in 2011. Soon after that, John Lundberg, PhD, one of the world's leading authorities on catfishes, started taking a closer look at several specimens.

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