Berhampur, Jan 24 (LocalWire) The Odia scientist of Estuarine Biology Regional Centre at Gopalpur claimed to have spotted three snake-eel species from the Bay of Bengal and found them new but not sure if they are edible.
The Estuarine Biology Regional Centre at Gopalpur-on-Sea in Ganjam district is a unit of the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI).
Varied from 420 to 462-millimetres length, the species were collected by trawl net. The teeth of the new fish sharp and conical.
While four teeth in pre-maxilla arranged in almost two rows, senior scientist Anil Mohapatra told LocalWire on Friday.
He said the team will conduct further study to find out if the fishes are edible or not. The detail of the findings has appeared in Zootaxa, an international scientific journal for animal taxonomists.
The other two scientists who were part of the team that found the rare fishes are Swarup Ranjan Mohanty and Subhendu Sekhar Mishra.