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Two rare fishes found in East Nusa Tenggara

  • The Jakarta Post

| Thu, November 24 2011 | 08:54 am

PREMIUM JAKARTA: The Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI) has found two rare types of coral reef fish in the sea of Lamalera, East Nusa Tenggara.

The institute’s researchers found yellow-fin fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus flavidorsalis) and swallowtail hawkfish (Cyprinocirrhites polyactis), which only exist in waters surrounding Indonesia and the Philippines, during an expedition in Lamalera.