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Collections / FOUND: An expedition team in southeast Turkey have rediscovered a freshwater fish that hasn’t been seen in nearly 50 years


Turkish ichthyologists have rediscovered populations of the critically endangered Batman River loach in two streams in southeast Turkey, the first time the tiny fish has been seen since 1974, and the first species rediscovered on Shoal and Re:wild’s top 10 most wanted lost fishes list, which launched in June 2021.

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