Last remaining members of a rare breed of Brazilian 'blind' fish rediscovered

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Brazilian scientists have rediscovered an incredibly rare species of blind fish nearly 50 years after the first of its kind was collected and classified by American scientists. The reasons for the fish’s survival from extinction  are thought to be linked to its tendency to swim deeper underground than others of its species, although details of the fish’s existence in general are still unknown.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8674000/8674388.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stygichthys_typhlops

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