This newly discovered fish can change its colour like a chameleon

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Source: The post is based on the article This newly discovered fish can change its colour like a chameleonpublished in “Down To Earth” on 4th October 2023

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Scientists have discovered a new fish species from the Milak river, Nagaland.It has been named as Badis limaakumi. 

What is Badis Limaakumi?

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Badis limaakumi is a freshwater fish that belongs to the Badidae family.

The fish is commonly found in streams with slow or moderate water flow, in ditches and stagnant water bodies.

The fish is found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand and Myanmar.

This new species of fish differs from other members of its family due to distinctive features, such as a dark opercular blotch at the base of its opercular spine and the absence of spots on its sides and cleithrum.

– Note: Fish from the Badis family are also known as chameleon fish for their ability to change colour.This helps them blend with the surroundings when under stress.

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