10 October 2010

Dracula Discovered

Danionella dracula
They found a frog that sounds like a cricket and a bald songbird. They found a sucker fish that moves upstream in fast-moving waters by sticking to rocks, and a 7-metre plant that traps and eats insects. And then there they discovered the ‘Dracula’ fish, a tiny, translucent fellow with fangs in Burma.

A new species of tiny fish with jaw structures that look like huge teeth has been identified, Natural History Museum scientists report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society journal today.

They are just a few of the 147 new species discovered in the Southeast Asia’s Greater Mekong region just last year.

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