Smithsonian Scientist Discovers New Fish Species

Smithsonian scientist who discovered new species in her laboratory
Smithsonian Institution

Using genetic analysis combined with traditional study of morphology, Smithsonian scientist Dr. Carole Baldwin and her team discovered that what were thought to be three species of the fish are actually 10 distinct species from the Caribbean. The discovery of new Starksia blennies, small coral reef fish with elongated bodies raise intriguing questions about how many other new species are waiting to be discovered. Learn more in the article Scientists Discover Three New Species of Fish.