Wednesday, June 06, 2007

New Suriname Species for Preservation?

Is Cloning Needed to Preserve these New Species from the Republic of Suriname?...

We think so...see the Planetcatfish site and the Operation Atelopus site. For example, until now, we know of no other frog specie with fluorescent purple rings. And the dwarf, "Big Mouth" catfish is of the guayancistrus genus. For more, see: "Scientists find 24 species in Suriname".

We think that, possibly, that discovery might be especially dangerous for the two new species above. That is, hobby aquarists will doubtless want their specimens of the new catfish and herptile fans/terrarists will want their specimens of the new (already endangered) atelopus specie.

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