Chiapas catfish finally has a name

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Chiapas catfish finally has a name

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Rodiles-Hernández, R DA Hendrickson, JG Lundberg &JM Humphries, 2005. Lacantunia enigmatica (Teleostei: Siluriformes) a new and phylogenetically puzzling freshwater fish from Mesoamerica. Zootaxa, 1000: 1-24.

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Nice trivia:

Researchers find new family of catfish

A team of researchers from Mexico and the United States has identified a new family of catfish in the state of Chiapas, Mexico. Theyâ??ve named the new family Lacantuniidae and named the species Lacantunia enigmatica. It becomes the 37th family of catfishes, a diverse group of fish found around the world. Discovery of new families of living vertebrates is rare; in ichthyology there have been just two new families discovered in the past 60 years: the coelacanth in 1938 and the megamouth shark in 1983.

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