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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Scientists Discover New Species of Freshwater Sculpin in Rivers of Idaho and Montana

Scientists have discovered a new type of freshwater sculpin in the mountain rivers of Idaho and Montana. The fish has larger head and usually grow no longer than six inches. The fish is a rare one and has been named by scientists as the cedar sculpin for the Western red cedars being found near the Idaho rivers.
freshwater sculpin
Michael Young is co-author of the paper naming the creature, published in the peer-reviewed journal Zootaxa. He said, "The discovery of a new fish is something I never thought would happen in my career, because it's very rare in the United State". He added that this can be expected in more remote parts of the world, but not in the US.

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