TNPSC Thervupettagam

New Species of Seer Fish

November 20 , 2023 18 days 128 0
  • Scientists have discovered two new species of seer fish in Indian waters.
  • One of the newly discovered species, previously unknown to science, has been named the Arabian Sparrow Seer Fish (Scomberomorus avirostrus).
  • The second achievement of the team was the successful reestablishment of the Russell’s Spotted Seer Fish (Scomberomorus leopardus) as a distinct species.
  • Earlier, it was believed to be similar to the Spotted Seer Fish.
  • Seer fishes are of considerable commercial importance, and this discovery is seen as a major breakthrough in the field of marine fisheries.

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