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Fri 02 Apr 2004

Catfish taxonomists to scour globe for new species

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In a Straits Times article today - "A team of catfish experts is scouring the globe to look for new species of this poorly studied fish, thanks to a US$5 million (S$8.5 million) grant from the National Science Foundation in the United States.

It decided to hold a workshop on catfish at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research at the National University of Singapore because of the country's diverse collection of 5,000 catfish specimens found in the region."

Full report here or read the pdf

The project is called the All Catfish Species Inventory. The Raffles Museum has been abuzz the past week as catfish specialists attended meetings, worked on collections, launched into discussions and packjed luggage! Spinelli's at NUS' Science Canteen made some brisk business too. Some of them are already on their way to field sites.

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