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New "Vampire Fish" discovered in the Amazon...
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Marcos Avila
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PostPosted: 2005.04.04(Mon)22:43    Post subject: New "Vampire Fish" discovered in the Amazon... Reply with quote

...and we get to vote for its scientific name!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/amazon/namethefish.shtml

I voted for Paracanthopoma draculae Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 2005.04.04(Mon)23:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

funny that you mention the candiru! This summer I've been lucky enough to get the chance to visit Ecuador for 11 days, and the Galapagos islands for 8 days as part of a school trip with many of my friends. We're staying at hotels very near the amazon, and we've been told we will be making trips there. Chances are I won't have a lot of time to see all the local fish- but just knowing theyre there is pretty awesome. There's always something more intriguing about a fish when its in its natural environment. We're also going snorkeling for two of the days we are on the Galapagos, which I am ecstatic for! Anyway, a friend of mine did a report on the candiru, most of the parents had dropped jaws and it even caused a younger kid to drop off of the trip Twisted Evil just a little enlightenment
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PostPosted: 2005.04.04(Mon)23:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
voted for Paracanthopoma draculae


same here. imagine what you would have to do to keep on of those in captivity. sacrifice fish for it to feed off of Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 2005.04.05(Tue)13:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Vampyra myself.

Thanks for the link and info Marco. That's cool that the BBC has opened this to public opinion.
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PostPosted: 2005.04.06(Wed)8:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm actually watching that series on the bbc which features that fish, Its realy quite interesting, they managed to film black ghost knifefish in their native waters which has never been captured on camera before, there was also a bunch of other interesting but scary fish in that programme aswell. Theirs a whole load of ugly looking fish out there, lol.
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