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17 / 08 / 2017
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

New fish and coral species discovered

Scientists have found eight new fish and one new species of coral off the coast of Bali.

The new species include eels and damselfish, the famous colorful fish that crawl between coral branches and help to give the reefs their dazzling appearance while playing a key role in reef ecology. The surveys were conducted off the northern coast of the island at Tulamben, a well known dive site, and Nusa Dua, Pemuteran, Gili Manuk at depths ranging from 10 to 70 meters. New species of fish has not been named, but they are in the genuses of Siphamia, Heteroconger, Apogon, Parapercis, Meiacanthus, Manonichthys, Grallenia and Pseudochromis.