A fish for Enya

Main report: Scientists name new species of fish from the Orinoco region after singer Enya
(Oregon State University News)
Other Reporting: Advanced Aquarist, Phys.org
Scientific Paper: Neotropical Ichthyology   
New Taxa: Leporinus enyae, Leporinus villasboasorum
Species named for: Named in honor of the singer Enya, whose beautiful song “Orinoco Flow” celebrates the flow of the mighty Orinoco River, which the new species inhabits, rlando, Cláudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas, in recognition of their pioneering efforts to conserve and protect the rio Xingu’s marvelous biodiversity.
Categories: Fish | New Species

A new species of fish from the Orinoco River drainage has been named for Irish singer songwriter Enya, for her famous song “Orinoco Flow”.   Another new species of Leporinus  is also described.


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