[Coral-List] New Eel Species in Palau

Jacques Idechong jidechong at picrc.org
Thu Sep 1 04:55:28 EDT 2011

Dear Listers, 
Thought you might be interested in the recently highlighted eel found in
Palau's waters.  
>From Science Daily: 
Most Primitive Living Eel Discovered: Creating a New Species, Genus and
Family of Animal
ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2011) - Scientists at the Smithsonian and partnering
organizations have discovered a remarkably primitive eel in a fringing reef
off the coast of the Republic of Palau. This fish exhibits many primitive
anatomical features unknown in the other 19 families and more than 800
species of living eels, resulting in its classification as a new species
belonging to a new genus and family. 
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