New damselfish shows rare parental care behavior

Main report:
(UC Santa Cruz Newscenter)
Other Reporting:
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Altrichthys alelia
Common Name: Alelia's damselfish
Species named for: names of author Bernardi's children, Alessio and Amalia
Categories: Fish | New Species

Among the hundreds of species of damselfish, only a few protect and care for their young; a newly discovered species raises the number from three to four. Researchers discovered the new species while snorkeling, near where they were studying other brooding damselfish.

Altrichthys alelia (Alelia’s damselfish) is a new species of damselfish discovered in the Philippines. (Photos courtesy of G. Bernardi)

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