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New-to-science fish species discovered in the Philippines

A fish peeking out from an underwater hiding place.

Scientists discovered the two species of goby fish by accident, while surveying streams in Palawan, Philippines. Image: Unsplash/Hiroko Yoshii

Carolyn Cowan
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The Tandikan goby (Rhinobogius tandikan)
The two discovered species are less than 5cm long. Image: Mongabay/Ken Maeda
A stream in Palawan
The only known habitat of the Tandikan goby is a small stream that runs into an estuary on the west coast of Palawan. Image: Mongabay/Ken Maeda
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