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Tasmanian scientists have identified nine new species of a rare and threatened walking fish.
The handfish is only found in Australian waters but researchers warn a group of the species is at risk of becoming the 'thylacines of the sea'.
The small, salamander-type fish, walks the seabed on hand-like fins.
"Ideally we would have had more specimens for many of these species but due to conservation concerns there comes a point where we need to get names on them to make it easier for managers, and for us, to keep an eye on how they're going," he said.
Fourteen species have now been revealed.
One of those newly-named is the Pink Handfish. Only four specimens have ever been found, the last one being on the Tasman Peninsula in 1999.
Originally posted by berenike
There are some more pictures here:
In fact, the photographs are genuine, although they do not depict a fish. This creature is an Axolotl or "Mexican Walking Fish". The Axolotl is an amphibian, more specifically, a salamander. Although they are native to Mexico, Axolotls have become popular as exotic pets around the world. In captivity, they are housed in an aquarium and can have a range of colours.