ZSI documents another new snake eel species in Odisha

News: A new snake eel species residing in the Bay of Bengal has been discovered and documented by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). The new marine species have been named Ophichthus kailashchandrai. Facts: Zoological Survey of India The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is an organization for zoological research and studies to promote the… Continue reading ZSI documents another new snake eel species in Odisha

7 new species of insects that can walk on water discovered

Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India(ZSI) have discovered seven species of water treaders semi-aquatic insects.These insects can walk or run on the surface of the water. The newly described species belong to the genus Mesovelia whose size ranges from 1.5 mm to 4.5 mm. These insects are equipped with hydrophobic setae(bristles) on their legs.The… Continue reading 7 new species of insects that can walk on water discovered

New species of freshwater fish found

Recently,Scientists from Zoological Survey of India have discovered two new species of freshwater fish from different parts of the country. The new species discovered are (a)Glyptothorax gopii and (b)Garra simbalbara ensis. Glyptothorax gopii is a catfish found in Mizoram’s Kaladan river.It measures 63 mm in length without caudal fin.The fish is dark brown on its… Continue reading New species of freshwater fish found