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But WOW ten feet I guess this one will not be on river monsters but if I saw this swimming I would still get out.
reply to post by 13th Zodiac
I don't know your field of work but I do know you didn't read the article otherwise you wouldn't have been off on a tangent like you did. Since you can't be bothered to click on it I will quote some of it here.
For a century and a half, the prevailing view among scientists had been that there was only one species of arapaima, but Stewart has shown that there are actually at least five. In March, he published a paper that renamed a species of arapaima that had been suspected in the 1800s, before scientists decided to roll it up into one species.
The newest species, Arapaima leptosoma, had not been suspected before. It is more slender than other arapaimas (it’s name leptosoma is a reference to this characteristic).
Stewart explained that the new species also has a horizontal black bar on the side of its head, which is a unique series of sensory organs.
The new species was described from a specimen kept at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia in Manaus, Brazil. That animal had been collected in 2001 near the confluence of the Solimões and Purus rivers in Amazonas State, Brazil.
So either you want to state something the article already said trying to look smart or you couldn't be bothered to read further.edit on 15-10-2013 by Grimpachi because: (no reason given)
We keep finding new species all the time. The air breathing aspect is real interesting to me.
Stewart added that he suspects there may be even more species of arapaima. “We keep finding other things out there,” he said.
He has more fieldwork planned for the future to keep investigating the mysteries of this giant fish.