Friday, April 1, 2011

New Species of Fish Pari Pancake

Scientists say they have discovered two new species of stingrays in the Amazon rainforest and call it a fish Pari Pancake. The nickname was taken because of its shape resembling a pancake. Fish is also a new type of rays that are found within the last 20 years in the Amazon, "says Nathan Lovejoy from the University of Toronto and Marcelo Rodrigues de Carvalho from the University of Sao Paolo.

The new species discovered by scientists is called Heliotrygon Gomesi and Heliotrygon Rosai. In addition to the pancake-like shape, the two new species of stingrays are bulky and have spines on their tails.

Most of these specimens come from areas Rio Nanay, near lquitos, Peru. The findings also add to the number of species of stingrays in tropical regions such as Mexico, West Indies and Central America. "The most important of this invention is to notice that there are many fish in the Amazon that have not been investigated and found," says Nathan Lovejoy.

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