Newly discovered fish of genus Tosanoides named after Barack Obama

Posted on:06 Sep 2016 18:17:38
Newly discovered fish of genus Tosanoides named after Barack Obama
06 September 2016 Current Affairs: A newly discovered fish of the genus Tosanoides was in September 2016 named in honour of US president Barack Obama for his commitment to protect nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

The fish is found only within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage site encompassing 1510000 square kilometres of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.

The site is the largest swath of protected land or water on Earth and is home to millions of seabirds, endangered turtles, endangered monk seals, and more than 7000 species.

This is not the first fish to be named after Barack Obama. A species of darters found only in the Duck River and the Buffalo River in US was named Etheostoma Obama in 2012.

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