New Species of Flasher Wrasse

Heidi dMBy Heidi dM 5 years ago
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aqua_19_4__Parac_5270fc74b90f6The International Journal of Ichthyology recently reported a new species of flasher wrasse. This flasher wrasse from southern Indonesia, which was found between 15 and 21 metres, is closely related to P. angulatus from the Phillipines and northern Borneo.  A stunning fish with a few distinguishing features, ranging from a lack of filamentous extensions of the dorsal fin rays to colour pattern differences, that set it apart from other flasher wrasse.

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Heidi is a Marine Biologist who has been working in the public aquarium industry as an aquarist and now as a consultant specialising in husbandry, interpretation and staff training. She has also written a series of children's books about the aquarium and fish world called "Abby's Aquarium Adventures".

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