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New signal fish discovered off Kerala coast : Pteropsaron indicum



New signal fish discovered off Kerala coast :  Pteropsaron indicum

 



Scientists have spotted a new species of signal fish, the first one of genus recorded in Indian waters.

Although more than 2450 species of marine fishes have been discovered in India so far, this is the first time they have spotted the presence of a signal fish, off the Kerala coast.

They were identified by trawlers at a depth of 70 metres during a marine biodiversity survey.

Since they were found in India, they have been given the scientific name 'Pteropsaron indicum'.