Whopping fish declared new species
MetadataShow full item record
A man-sized grouper that trolls the tropical waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean for octopuses and crabs has been identified as a new fish species after genetic tests. Called the goliath grouper, the fish can grow to six feet (1.8 meters) in length and weigh a whopping 1,000 pounds (454 kg). Until now, scientists had grouped this species with an identical looking fish (also called the goliath grouper, or Epinephelus itajara) living in the Atlantic Ocean. "For more than a century, ichthyologists have thought that Pacific and Atlantic goliath grouper were the same species,"" said lead researcher Matthew Craig of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, ""and the argument was settled before the widespread use of genetic techniques.""
Whopping fish declared new species. (2008, August 23 - 24). Visayan Daily Headlines, pp. B3, B2.
New species; Fish; Ichthyologists; DNA; Rare species; Epinephelus itajara; Epinephelus quinquefasciatus; Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology; International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); Wildlife Conservation Society; Programa Petrobras Ambiental; Conservation International Brazil to Projeto Meros do Brasil; The Summit Foundation; National Science Foundation; Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology; Craig, Matthew; Graham, Rachel
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Honasan, Alya B. (Philippine Daily Inquirer,
July 17, 2016, on page A1-A14)There’s bad news for the whale shark (Rhincodon typus), an iconic marine animal frequently spotted in Philippine waters and known locally as butanding. Now listed as “endangered” on the International Union for Conservation ...
Agence France-Presse (AFP) (Philippine Daily Inquirer,
November 5, 2016, on page A8-A9)Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone— fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals—have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study released on Thursday. Swathes of ...
Amante, Kitty (The Manila Times,
December 8, 2016, on page B5)In the next 15 to 25 years, our children may only learn about the once staple Philippine fish talakitok and maya-maya in science books, or perhaps in museums. These fish species, along with at least 10 others in the ...