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New Species Of Seahorse Found

By Gerard @presurfer
New Species Of Seahorse Found
A new species of seahorse has been discovered more than fifteen years after the tiny specimen was put on display in a museum. The animal was caught in 1995 in waters off south-western Australia and taken to a local museum. But it went unnoticed until 2006 when a staff member realised it was unusual.
Scientists examined it closely and after performing a CT scan concluded it was a type of seahorse previously unknown to science. The animal, which is just a few millimetres long, is unlike any other variety because it doesn't have a dorsal fin. It has been named Hippocampus paradoxus.The Presurfer

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