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The Lord of the Rings: Sauron gives his name to this recently discovered piranha

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun12,2024

A new species of piranha recently discovered in the Amazon has been discovered. Named in honor of the main antagonist of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson's films.

The Lord of the Rings: Sauron gives his name to this recently discovered piranha

This strange Piranha named Sauron

Sauron even inspires scientists. A species of fish close to the piranha was discovered. discovery in the Brazilian Amazon, and was discovered in the Brazilian Amazon. named in honor of the Dark Lord, the British Museum of Natural History said on Tuesday June 11.

Call < strong>« Myloplus sauron », this still unknown type of piranha was named after its red fins, its round shape (reminiscent of the shape of its eye) but also and above all this long black stripe characteristic of the pupil of the eye which sits atop the fortress of Barad-dûr.

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Myloplus sauron has been named after the 'eye-conic' villian thanks to the pupil-like mark on its side.

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June 11, 2024

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Myloplus sauron was baptized according to the villain « œil-conical » thanks to the pupil-shaped mark on its side.

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42% of Amazon River fish still unknown

However, this fish is vegetarian, although it has teeth similar to fish. those of humans.This astonishing species was one of the600 species of fishthat live in the Xingu River basin (including 70 that exist nowhere else in the world), a Brazilian tributary of the Amazon.

“As soon as my colleagues suggested the name of this fish, we knew it suited it perfectly, reported in a press release Rupert Collins, fish specialist at the Natural History Museum, London.“We know little about many of the animals we share our world with, even things as basic as what they look like and where they live.”

#NewSpeciesAlert – Mylophus Sauron (alluding to the Eye of #Sauron, from “The Lord of the Rings”.) and M.Aylan, two new species of black-barred #pacu are described in this fascinating paper. #LOTR #Serrasalmidae
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June 10, 2024

Mylophus Sauron (an allusion to the Eye of Sauron, from “Lord of the Rings”) and M.Aylan, two new species of black-barred pacu are described in this fascinating article.

It is worth remembering that according to estimates, 42% of the fish in the Amazon River are still unknown to science to this day. And to go further on the subject, find our article on these new terrifying fish species discovered in 2022.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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