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Wednesday, October 6

Vampire Fish Among New Species Found

The vampire fishy. Source : DailyChilli

Beware! Vampire is no longer just a bat (was it a bat to begin with?) Now vampire is also a fish. Does it afraid of garlic though?

The catalogue of unusual new creatures and plants was outlined in a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report which called for action to protect the biodiversity of the region.

The report revealed that an average of three new species were discovered by scientists in the region every week throughout 2009.

One recent find was the Dracula Minnow, a fish bestowed with bulging eyes and two sharp fangs which grows to just 0.6 inches in length, according to the report New Blood: Greater Mekong New Species Discoveries 2009.

Straight from DailyChilli

They were named 'vampire' due to the fangs. I wonder whether they suck blood and hate werewolves as well (werewolves fish???). Among other discoveries were "lipstick gecko" and "sucker" fish (seriously, who name them?) The discoveries were mostly made at Mekong.


Solihin Zubir said...

mcm ikan bilis ja pon..

Prinzcy Syida said...

ikan bilis yg bersiung~~~~

syuhada said...

"sucker fish", i wonder how it looks like..

Prinzcy Syida said...

more like flat bottom ikan buntal...