Extinct Catfish Rediscovered in Suriname


It's been 50 years since the dwarf suckermouth catfish (Harttiella crassicauda) was last observed. But now the long-believed-extinct species has been rediscovered in a remote, unexplored region of Suriname. The catfish was found as part of a Conservation International survey of the area, which also discovered 24 previously unknown species. Conservation International hopes the survey will lead to legal protection of the area, and has called for the catfish to be added to the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species.

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