13.04.2023 | Researchers find a new fish species in the deep-sea off Ireland

Unique discovery: the 'big little fish'

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It is five centimetres long, but larger than all its relatives: Microichthys grandis, literally 'big little fish'. Researchers from the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany and Wageningen Marine Research in the Netherlands discovered this new fish species during a survey off the Irish coast last year. This finding in the Northeast Atlantic is something special for the scientists and has now been published in the scientific journal "Ichthyological Research".

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