Q. Rakthamichthys mumba has been in news recently. What is it?
- A new species of swamp eel belonging to the genus Rakthamicthys that is endemic to India was discovered in a well in Mumbai recently.
- It was named Rakthamichthys mumba, a hat tip to the city it was found in. Unlike other species of its genus, the mumba lacks eyes, fins and scales, has jaws equal in forward extent, different gill aperture, crescentic-shaped cephalic.