Sunday, October 1, 2023

Rare hand fish found in Australia

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia, announced the discovery of a specimen of the “hand” fish a species that was thought to be extinct for almost 20 years.

Through an article, the Australian organization reported that runner, Kerri Yare, took a series of photos of a rare and elusive fish in Tasmania.

Even he the animal is no longer alive the Commonwealth promotes that The discovery was surprising, as it was believed to have been extinct in the town since 2005.

The specimen found measures between 8 and 10 centimeters, and belongs to the handfish species. spotted (Brachionichthys hirsutus).

it It is one of seven species of handfish endemic to Tasmania and Bass Strait. In Australia there are a total of 14 species this fish.

The hand fish specimen inspires the search

Carlie Devine, a research technician at the Australian institute, said that the detection of spotted handfish is not only exciting because of the find, but also because of the location.

“Until the discovery over the weekend, we thought this population of spotted handfish at Primrose Sands was locally extinct, and had been since 2005.”

Carlie Devine, Research Technician

He emphasizes that A few years ago, members of the institute were looking for handfish specimens; however, they did not find there is no copy.

APPEARANCE this little boy encouraged scientists to look again.

In 2015, Scientists have found specimens of this fish family in another local town on the D’entrecasteaux canal.

After showing this specimen, the Scientists will start monitoring the area again. “We already know to monitor these sites every year”: Carlie.

According to the researcher, fish hand found, taken to artificial spawning habitats ASH (for its acronym in English).

The above with the purpose that they lay eggs and can be studied, because the species has “mysterious reproductive habits.”

Through this program, hundreds of specimens in the hand of peace, there is hope to survive and preserving their species.

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