Pharyngula

Major suckage

Hey, you know that adorable teeny tiny fish species, Paedocypris, that I was drooling over the other day, and mentioning how cool it would be to work with?

It may be extinct already.

Comments

  1. #1 Jim H
    February 2, 2006

    The intelligent designer must not have been very happy with that design.

    The scary thing is – Think how many species are going extinct that we haven’t and won’t ever discover.

  2. #2 Loris
    February 2, 2006

    This is truly heartbreaking.

  3. #3 FishyFred
    February 2, 2006

    Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Mr. Burns is trying to woo a young lady. He utilizes a rare aphrodisiac that was extracted from the pockets of a pocket fox, “a rare species that only existed for three weeks in the 16th century.”

  4. #4 AJ Milne
    February 3, 2006

    Elegant, intriguing little beasties. Remarkable environment. pH of what?

    Damn. Happy World Wetlands Day, everyone.

  5. #5 Inoculated Mind
    February 3, 2006

    Paedocypris may be (or have been) the smallest fish species, but the smallest adult fish by length is a male Angler fish.
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/01/060130151906.htm

    I wonder if all the major news organizations will elaborate on the mistake… mmmm nope.