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Clean Water, New Fish

Clean Water, New Fish

Fish, New Species November 28, 2017 at 10:31 am

Aquatic biologist Jeff Simmons, who helped discover the fish, named it after the clean, clear waters where it lives, in the The Tennessee River system—the most biologically diverse in North America.  The mere existence of the Tennessee Logperch says something positive about the water quality in this part of the Tennessee Valley—it’s good.   Simmons and colleagues named the new species apina, which in Greek describes things that are clean, or without dirt, referring to the silt-free substrates that it requires.  The fish has been noted as far back as 1971, though it had been previously recognized as a population ofRead More