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Spotted handfish breeding programme

Discussion in 'Australia' started by DesertRhino150, 19 Sep 2017.

  1. DesertRhino150

    DesertRhino150 Well-Known Member

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    The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have recently started a captive-breeding programme for the spotted handfish, a species listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List.

    An adult male (named Harley), an adult female (named Rose) and an unnamed juvenile are the first handfish to arrive for the breeding programme; already the adult pair have mated and Rose is gravid with eggs.

    In the near future, two ambassador populations of about ten fish will be created at Seahorse World in northern Tasmania and at Melbourne Aquarium. These ambassador populations will allow researchers to study their feeding and breeding habits as well as endear the public to their cause.

    More information is available here:
    CSIRO breeds spotted handfish to save species from extinction
     
  2. gentle lemur

    gentle lemur Well-Known Member

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    We've got to wish this initiative well.
     
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