EXPEDITION TO MISOOL ISLAND 2013

In 2001 Heiko, with Natasha, discovered a new rainbowfish in the river Ifaupan on Misool Island, Raja Ampat, Indonesia and introduced this beauty to the aquarium hobby. At the time Australian rainbow fish specialist Gerald R. Allen believed it was the same as Melanotaenia misoolensis. This year (2013), together with Gerald, Heiko went back to the island for research and collected additional specimens. Finally G. Allen will describe this rainbowfish as a new species. William Mathews Brooks sponsored the trip where Heiko was able to collect also several possibly new gobies, unique freshwater shrimps and snails…

 

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