Fourteen years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, endemic fishes face an uncertain future
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
3M ago
A study investigating the spill's impact on endemic fish species suggests potential loss of biodiversity. The post Fourteen years after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, endemic fishes face an uncertain future first appeared on Blog ..read more
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NOAA Fisheries Zoologist Describes New Fish Species
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
3M ago
Dr. Katherine Bemis of the National Systematics Laboratory recently helped describe a new species of fish, the papillated redbait. The post NOAA Fisheries Zoologist Describes New Fish Species first appeared on Blog ..read more
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“Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 3
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by Desislava Gicheva
2y ago
"This is why Mikolji’s Oscar is a highly appreciated species in the aquarium hobby. It is more than just a fish in an aquarium when it is considered a true pet." The post “Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 3 first appeared on Blog ..read more
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“Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 2
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
2y ago
"Working in science in a country under these conditions, and getting to publish the results of the investigations in high-level scientific journals such as ZooKeys, is an act of "true heroism". The post “Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 2 first appeared on Blog ..read more
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“Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 1
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
2y ago
"As an ichthyologist, I feel pride in collaborating and contributing to science, nationally, regionally, and globally." The post “Oscar describes Oscar”: Interview with Oscar Lasso-Alcalá, Pt 1 first appeared on Blog ..read more
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Estimating somatic growth of fishes from maximum age or maturity
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
2y ago
Two new data-limited methods to estimate somatic growth, applicable to species with indeterminate growth such as fishes or invertebrates. The post Estimating somatic growth of fishes from maximum age or maturity first appeared on Blog ..read more
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First-ever fish species described by a Maldivian scientist
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
2y ago
Though there are hundreds of species of fish found off the coast of the Maldives, a mesmerizing new addition is the first-ever to be formally described—the scientific process an organism goes through to be recognized as a new species—by a Maldivian researcher. The post First-ever fish species described by a Maldivian scientist first appeared on Pensoft blog ..read more
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Learning more about vampire fish: first report of candiru attached to an Amazonian thorny catfish
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
3y ago
Tweet Guest blog post by Chiara C. F. Lubich, André R. Martins, Carlos E. C. Freitas, Lawrence E. Hurd and Flávia K. Siqueira-Souza The Amazon River Basin is home to about 15% of all freshwater fish species known to science, and an estimated 40% yet to be named. These include some of the most bizarre fishes: the vampire fishes, locally known as candiru, members of the catfish subfamily Vandelliinae.). They survive by attaching themselves to the bodies of other fish and sucking on their blood, hence their common name. Yet, it was only recently that we found out that one candiru species, belongi ..read more
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Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria signs with Pensoft and moves to ARPHA
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
3y ago
Tweet The scholarly publisher and technology provider Pensoft welcomes the latest addition to its diverse portfolio of scholarly outlets – the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria (AIeP), which publishes research in the fields of ichthyology and fisheries. AIeP is an international scientific journal publishing articles in any aspect of ichthyology and fisheries concerning true fishes (fin-fishes), including taxonomy, biology, morphology, anatomy, physiology, pathology, parasitology, reproduction and zoogeography. The academic outlet, which was launched in 1970, f ..read more
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A new character for Pokémon? Novel endemic dogfish shark species discovered from Japan
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by Pensoft Editorial Team
3y ago
Tweet Newly discovered creatures can often be as impressive and exciting as the ones from the Japanese movies and shows. Many of those fictional characters, including inhabitants of the famous Pokémon universe, might have their analogues among the real animals native to Japan. Maybe, a new species of the dogfish shark published in the open-access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution is also “a real Pokémon” to be? A new deep-water dogfish shark: Squalus shiraii, was discovered in the tropical waters of Southern Japan by an international team of scientists, led by Dr. Sarah Viana from South Afr ..read more
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