New Eel Species Discovered

A new species of eel has been found in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal by scientists at the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).

August 16, 2022

A new species of eel has been found in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal by scientists at the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). The eel is found across the northern part of the Bay of Bengal and has been named Ariosoma Bengalense, after the area it lives in. The speciessamples were collected from the Petuaghat Fishing Harbour. It is brown in colour and has larger eyes as compared to creatures of the same genus. Scientists plan on listing the discovery of this new species along with ZSIs other biodiversity discoveries next year.

Did You Know?
There are around 800 species of eels found around the world.

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