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New Species of Fish Discovered in Brazil Posted by on Sep 22, 2009 in Brazilian News, Uncategorized

This week, a new species of fish was discovered off the coast of Praia do Forte in Bahia, and is now being analyzed in Bahia to determine more details about the creature.

The fish was found floating dead in the water, and was caught and brought on board a research boat.  The strange-looking fish weighs 40 kilos and measures 1.8 meters in length. It has tiny, sharp teeth, and oddly, no scales. It is largely made up of body fat, with gelatin-like skin.

Researchers at the Federal University of Bahia will preserve the fish in formaldehyde and will also put the fish on display at the school’s Zoology Museum after it is analyzed.

Check out the BBC report and the Globo report on the new discovery!

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