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New species of deep-sea catshark described from the Galapagos

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New species of deep-sea catshark described from the Galapagos

Post Number:#1  Postby Marine News » Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:02 am

New species of deep-sea catshark described from the Galapagos
8 March 2012, 3:54 am

Scientists conducting deep-sea research in the Galapagos have described a new species of catshark, Bythaelurus giddingsi. The new shark is approximately a foot long and has a chocolate-brown coloration with pale, irregularly distributed spots on its body. The spotted patterns appear to be unique to each individual.

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