Discovery of a new species of seven-colored fish from the deep sea
Maldives: A brand new and beautifully colored fish has been discovered in the ‘Twilight Zone’, a place in the depths of Maldivian waters.
It usually lives at a depth of 40 to 70 meters above the surface and has been dubbed ‘Finni Phenma’ in the Maldivian language because of the many shades of pink that combine with other colors to give the impression of Are Its scientific name is Cirrhilabrus finifenmaa.
An interesting aspect of this is that it was discovered by Maldivian scientist Dr. Ahmed Najib, the details of which have been published in the journal Zoekes. Dr. Ahmed, Marine Biological Center of Maldives, said that most of the research in our country is done by foreigners but now it has been discovered by an expert from that country.
The fish was spotted in the 1990’s but was not identified. Scientists first thought it was the second type of Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis, a red velvet racefish. Rhesus is a brightly colored fish that changes color from childhood to adolescence and was spotted 1000 km off the coast of the Maldives. In this way, the offspring of these two fish are identical, but when they grow up, it may be possible to identify them separately.
A few months ago, when an adult fish was spotted by an underwater robot Dorn, it was noticed that it was very different from Cirrhilabrus rubrisquamis. The males of this new fish can be seen in many shades of bright cassava, apricot, pink, orange and deep purple.
Although this is a new discovery, it poses serious risks to the pet fish industry. Due to its beautiful colors, this fish is caught and sold in large numbers. On the other hand, it is very important in healing the whole system of coral reefs.