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Offbeat: Discovery of a new fabulous rainbow fish species

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These are neither the abyss nor illuminated parts. It's the Twilight Zone. This place in the ocean and the seas when lights and darkness kiss to give way for an incredible space. Depending on the places, it is between 200 and 1000 meters. A unique floor where unique species live. Recently, it is a rainbow fish that came out.

Twilight Twilight Zone Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa © supplied by Gentside Cirrhilabrus Finifenmaa

A brief reminder is needed to address this discovery. What is the Twilight Zone? As mentioned above, it is the space between the abyss where you can still see the sunlight. According to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution , it is also known as " of medium or mesopelagic water ".

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This part of the ocean is cold and with a weak light, but with " lightning bioluminescence " - a light produced by living organisms (fish predominantly). Particularity of such a zone: there are microscopic animals as the greatest on the planet. The rainbow fish that interests us today is between the two.

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Do you remember this book on the rainbow fish of Marcus Pfister where the small marine animal was described as the "most beautiful of the world"? There is another one. Finally, since then, his discovery goes back to the 1990s in the Maldives but has long been confused with another. Scientifically speaking, Cirrhilabrus Rubrisquamis and our new underwater beauty, Cirrhilabrus Finifenmaa are similar but are finally distinct species. Analyzes of their DNA proved that they were not similar.

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Hot Off The Press in @zookeys_journal , Meet Cirrhilabrus Finifenmaa, The Rose-Veiled Fairy Wrasse. This is the first species Description Out of the Maldives Funded by the Rolex Awards for Enterprise to @Coralreeffish , As Well As His on Going Hopes for Reefs Initiative. (1/11) pic.twitter.com/rrctvjjbj1

- Kaithefishguy (@fishguykai) March 8, 2022 See also: The "Vantafish", these fish with very black skin that serves as camouflage which Differences with the other species?

Beyond experiences on their DNA, researchers, in the study published by ZOKEY , have noted specific differences in both fish. If the juveniles of these species are almost similar, adults must be compared to identify major differences.

The shades of colors, if they are magnificent on both and make them unique, are not the same. In addition the height of each thorn supporting the fin on the back of the cirrhilabrus finifenmaa and the number of scales found on various regions of the body like that of the operculum, the chest, the isthmus and the previous third party of the body change from one species to another. For history, it is the first rainbow fish discovered by Maldivian researchers.

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