Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A cup of fish

Sometimes new discovered fish end up with remarkable names. Most names refer to particularities of the body, the place of origin or the name of the first collector. The basslet pictured here, described in December 2013, is named for its coloration. The authors have explained that the overall coloration of the basslet reminded them of cappuccino. So Starbucks, there's a new item you may add to the list: Acanthoplesiops cappuccino.  

The first desciption is available online: Gill, Anthony C., Sergey V. Bogorodsky & Ahmad O. Mal (2013): "Acanthoplesiops cappuccino, a new species of acanthoclinine fish from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Plesiopidae)" - Zootaxa 3750 (3): 216–222

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