New freshwater fish species emerges from case of mistaken identity

Mr Kelvin Lim (left), curator of vertebrates, and Dr Tan Heok Hui, curator of fish, at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - A new freshwater fish species has been identified in Singapore, in a discovery that was almost 30 years in the making.

The saddle barb (Barbodes sellifer) is an inhabitant of Singapore's freshwater streams.

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