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New Anthias species

A New Species of Sea Bass (Anthias noeli)
from 351 meters (1,150 ft.) off Darwin Island, Galápagos
(Photograph by Kimberly Wright)

Named in memory of IMAX stereographer Noel Archambault who died during the filming of Galapagos, this brilliantly colored sea bass is more closely related to certain sea basses inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean than to other sea basses known from the Pacific. This suggests that the emergence of the Panamanian Isthmus, which separated Caribbean and eastern Pacific populations of marine organisms, may have played a role in the evolution of the group. Much more exploration of deep waters of the Pacific Ocean is needed to determine if this species is widespread or restricted to the Galápagos. Standard length (tip of upper lip to base of tail fin) of this specimen is 170 mm. Described by Anderson & Baldwin (2000). 

  

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