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New species of blind freshwater eel                                                

2nd October, 2021 ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY

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Context: The Indian New species of blind freshwater eel discovered from Mumbai well

 

More about news:

  • The new species is a `hypogean freshwater eel' and is named as 'Rakthamichthys Mumba', after city Mumbai,”
  • It is the first completely blind subterranean freshwater fish species to be described from Maharashtra and the northern Western Ghats.
  • The species' name 'mumba' refers to the locality, the city of Mumbai.
  • The word 'mumba' derives its roots from the Marathi language, which is a tribute to Mumba Aai, a deity worshipped by the inhabitants of this city.

https://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/energy-and-environment/new-species-of-blind-freshwater-eel-discovered-from-mumbai-well-by-tejas-thackeray-other-researchers/article36770498.ece?homepage=true