Navigation Links
New species of fish in Sweden
Date:5/14/2012

Reticulated dragonet have been found in Vderarna "Weather Islands" off the west coast of Sweden. It is not often that a new species of fish is discovered in Sweden.

Lars-Ove Loo is the underwater photographer who has captured the fish on film. He saw it while making an inventory ahead of the creation of a new nature reserve in the islands. This was in August 2010, 19 meters below the surface of the sea south of Lyng in the southern Vderarna (58 32.554' N, 11 05.373' E).

Reticulated dragonet (Callionymus reticulatus) is similar to its more common Swedish relatives the common dragonet and spotted dragonet. The male reticulated dragonet is just 11 cm long and the female 6.5 cm long. It has three spines on its gill cover, whereas the other two species have four. Its snout the distance from mouth to eye is somewhat longer than its eye is wide.

Reticulated dragonet is found from the Weather Islands in the north down the coasts of the southern North Sea, in the Irish Sea, from southwestern Ireland down to Portugal, and in the western Mediterranean. It has been found both in shallow waters and at depths of up to 110 metres.

It is unusual for a new species of fish to be discovered in Sweden. There are now an estimated 265 species of fish in the country, of which just over 200 dwell in the sea.


'/>"/>

Contact: Martin Larsvik
martin.larsvik@loven.gu.se
46-031-786-9621
University of Gothenburg
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. One-quarter of grouper species being fished to extinction
2. 24 new species of lizards discovered on Caribbean islands are close to extinction
3. Genetic markers for tracking species
4. Weeding out invasive species with classical biological control
5. Head and body lice appear to be the same species, genetic study finds
6. Ancient whale species sheds new light on its modern relatives
7. Plant DNA speaks English, identifies new species
8. A new pipewort species from a unique, but fragile habitat in India
9. European grasslands challenge rainforests as the most species-rich spaces on Earth
10. Hiding in plain sight, new frog species found in New York City
11. Hiding in plain sight, a new frog species with a weird croak is identified in New York City
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New species of fish in Sweden
(Date:4/24/2017)... Janice Kephart , former 9/11 ... Partners, LLP (IdSP) , today issues the following ... March 6, 2017 Executive Order: Protecting the ... be instilled with greater confidence, enabling the reactivation ... applications are suspended by until at least July ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging ... server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A ... Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan ... at the Las Vegas Convention Center April ... Click here for ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its ... Summits will run alongside the expo portion of the ... panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D ... design and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Margot Connor, ... position on Baltimore Business Journal’s 2017 Tech 10 List of “outstanding professionals in ... peers for contributions to the technology industry within their local community. Honorees are ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... California (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... Intelligence (AI) and leading supplier of Semantic Graph Database technology for Knowledge Graphs, ... exploring and discovering connections within data. Gruff provides novice users and graph experts ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 25, 2017 , ... ... to announce that its regenerative stem cell therapy has been used on more ... successful treatment for horses with potentially fatal injuries to tendons and ligaments. , ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... Joni Rutter, Director of Scientific ... Health (NIH), will be one of the esteemed presenters at the 9th Annual ... multi-stakeholder discussion on the latest advancements in the precision and personalized medicine field. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: