Discovering new species Thrissina in Ha Long Bay World Natural Heritage Area
Thrissina is a species of the Engraulidae fish family of a group of floating fish commonly found in coastal waters, has high economic value and is a popular catch of coastal fisheries. So far, 10 species of this family have been discovered in the waters of Vietnam (including this new species).
The Thrissina belvedere sp. nov. was collected in samples from ships and boats exploiting the coastal areas of Halong Bay in 2014, 2017, and 2018 and partly supported by the key research project at Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology level (VAST06.04/18-19) and named after the sampling location and, until now, only distributed in Ha Long Bay.
Thrissina belvedere sp. Nov
This new species has been published in the Journal of Icthyological Research, No. 67, pages 473-482 in 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s10228-020-00743-9).
Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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