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Sandcastle-building fish offer evolution clue

(Phys.org) —In Lake Malawi, East Africa, there are around 200 different species of cichlid fish that once or twice a year build large sand structures (known as bowers) on which the fish mate. Each different ...

Dec 06, 2013
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New species of giant Amazonian fish reported

(Phys.org) —A new species of the giant fish arapaima has been discovered from the central Amazon in Brazil, raising questions about what other species remain to be discovered and highlighting the potential ...

Oct 14, 2013
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The coelacanth leads a monogamous life

Scientists have successfully analyzed the genetic make-up of the offspring of pregnant coelacanth females for the first time. They found that the likelihood that the offspring is fathered by one single individual ...

Sep 19, 2013
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