NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Fanged Frog, Leopard Gecko, More

NEW SPECIES PHOTOS: Fanged Frog, Leopard Gecko, More
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Though an Asian native, this brilliantly colored new species was first discovered in an unlikely locale: Odessa, Ukraine. The Odessa barb, a favorite of aquarium aficionados, was first documented in captivity. But scientists were stumped about the fish's origins until the barb was discovered in 2008 in the wilds of Myanmar (Burma), according to a September 2009 WWF report on Mekong-region discoveries .

The barb's common name reflects its European connections, but its scientific name, Puntius padamya, includes the Burmese word for "ruby"--padamya--and pays homage to the fish's distinctive color.
—Photograph by Neil Hepworth, courtesy WWF
 
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