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