Scientists Discover a New Psychedelic Fish Species with Brilliant Rainbow Scales


MARCH 16, 2022. GRACE EBERT

All images © Yi-Kai Tea, courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

Scientists off the coast of the Maldives uncovered a new fish species that’s a bold pop of color in comparison to its shadowy twilight zone habitat. The aptly named rose-veiled fairy wrasse, or Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa, is a small creature with a bright pink head and bodily scales in shades of yellow and blue. Generally found between 131 and 229 feet below sea level, the rainbow-hued specimen is a striking discovery and the first to be formally classified by a Maldivian researcher.[…]

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