Stranger Fruit

What was lost, has been found


There has been some blogospheric notice of the Conservation International survey in Surimane which has found 24 new species. Other good news is that the previously thought to be extinct dwarf suckermouth catfish (Harttiella crassicauda, above) has been re-discovered. The species – which reaches a size of about five centimeters – had last been spotted over fifty years ago.


  1. #1 HerpGrrl
    June 6, 2007

    Thanks for the link. It’s always cool when a species such as H. crassicauda is rediscovered, especially after such a long time without a sighting. I must say the new frog species they found (the Atelopus with bright purple markings) is also quite spectacular! (And not just because I’m biased.)

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