By Jake Adams on Nov 06, 2013:
Paracheilinus rennyae, a new flasher wrasse from Flores Indonesia
Paracheilinus rennyae is a new species of flasher wrasse recently described with a very unique and distinct outline to its profile. Looking not unlike the smooth edged Paracheilinus octotaenia from the Red Sea, Paracheilinus rennyae comes from southwestern Flores Island in the Lesser Sunda island chain of Indonesia.
The new species of flasher wrasse from Southern Indonesia is distinguished by a complete lack of fin or filaments extensions, like the Red Sea 8-line flasher wrasse. However, the color pattern and genetic analysis indicates Paracheilinus rennyae is most closely related to P. angulatus from the Philippines and northern Borneo.
Scientific description of this new species: see here.
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I notice that this is the third new species of “animal”that people have written about in the last say six weeks. Interesting! Hugs, Barbara
Yes, and there were probably more than three new species discovered so recently. Many newly discovered species are small insects which often don’t get much publicity.
I am amazed.This is cool. Thanks for the information. Hugs, Barbara
Here is an example of a new insect species, discovered recently in Iran:
Click to access z03736p600f.pdf
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