Walking catfish, demon bat among 126 new Mekong species | Synopsis

Walking catfish, demon bat among 126 new Mekong species

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Beelzebub’s bat, a walking catfish and a frog that sounds like a bird are among 126 species introduced to science in just a year in the incredibly diverse Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, according to a report released this week by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The walking catfish — one of the 10 discoveries from 2011 highlighted in the report — doesn’t exactly walk. But the fish (Clarias gracilentus) can impressively wiggle across dry land like a snake while using its pectoral fins to push itself upright. The fish, discovered in streams on the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, often lives in stagnant waters. When these pools dry up, it can walk away to a wetter home. Among other fish found in 2011 were a rose-tinted, blind carp (Bangana musaei) that lives in subterranean caves and a miniature fish (Boraras naevus) that’s just 0.

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Phu Quoc

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Anita Malhotra

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Gabor Csorba

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-0.0285368 “We chose the name Beelzebub to reflect the dark ‘diabolic’ coloration of the new species and its fierce protective behaviour in the field,” Gabor Csorba, of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, said …
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Quang

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Organization: World Wildlife Fund

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Organization: Bangor University

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GeographicFeature: Mekong River

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GeographicFeature: Amazon River

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Region: Southeast Asia

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Country: Vietnam

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Country: Laos

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Facility: Tien National Park

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Beelzebub's bat, a walking catfish and a frog that sounds like a bird are among 126 species introduced to science in just a year in the incredibly diverse Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, according to a report released this week by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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Walking catfish, demon bat among 126 new Mekong species

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