Mana first afternoon

October in Mana Pools in the Zambezi valley below the escarpment is called suicide month, for a good reason. In the five days we were there, three of them averaged 43 degrees centigrade in the shade and 53 in the direct sun in the early afternoon. Part of the reason for visiting Mana at this […]

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Tiny suckermouth catfish discovered in Brazil

Scientists have discovered a new suckermouth catfish in the Rio Paraíba do Sul basin in southeastern Brazil. The species, named Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis, is described in the journal Zookeys. Like other armored catfishes, Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis is thought to feed on algae, small invertebrates, and detritus. At 3 to 3.5 cm in length, Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis is on […]

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