Spectacularly Colorful Fish Is First New Species Ever Described By A Scientist From The Maldives

An international team of scientists discovered a new species of mesophotic coral reef-dwelling fish in the Indian Ocean

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Adult male Rose-Veiled Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa) shows off his colors for the ladies. This species is found at the equator in the Indian Ocean, living in the coral reefs of the Maldives Islands archipelago. (Copyright: Yi-Kai Tea.)

An international team of scientists just announced the discovery of a tropical marine fish in the…




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