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PostSubject: Nine Fish With "Hands" Found to Be New Species   Thu May 27, 2010 9:32 pm

Nine Fish With "Hands" Found to Be New Species

Using its fins to walk, rather than swim, along the ocean floor in an undated picture, the pink handfish is one of nine newly named species described in a recent scientific review of the handfish family.

Only four specimens of the elusive four-inch (ten-centimeter) pink handfish have ever been found, and all of those were collected from areas around the city of Hobart (map), on the Australian island of Tasmania.

Though no one has spotted a living pink handfish since 1999, it's taken till now for scientists to formally identify it as a unique species.

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PostSubject: Re: Nine Fish With "Hands" Found to Be New Species   Fri May 28, 2010 1:44 am

I wouldn't doubt if this will help further explain how animals went from water to land.

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