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The most common vertebrate on the planet is...

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by DavidBrown, 29 Jun 2015.

  1. DavidBrown

    DavidBrown Moderator Staff Member

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    A group of fish called bristlemouths apparently are the most common vertebrate on Earth, number potentially in the quadrillions of individuals.

    By contrast there are a mere 24 billion chickens.

    Are there bristlemouths in any aquariums? With this revelation it seems like they might make an interesting exhibit; also because they are bioluminescent.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/30/s...p-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0