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New fish species discovered in Kamzar

The pudgy cusk-eel
The pudgy cusk-eel

MUSCAT: The Marine Science and Fisheries Centre (MSFC) at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Water Resources, discovered a new fish species in the Omani waters, the ministry announced on Wednesday.


The pudgy cusk-eel, found in Kamzar area in Musandam Governorate where the MSFC is carrying out surveys in the coastal governorates, belongs to Ophidiidae family, a group of bony fishes classified under the Ophidiiformes order.


The discovery marks a scientific documentation and a significant addition to the biodiversity asset the Sultanate of Oman boasts. — ONA


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