Thai scientists discover 5 new cave-dwelling fish species

Thai scientists discover 5 new cave-dwelling fish species - MCOT, August 3, 2003
These were identified as pla pluang tham (cave brook carp), pla khor tham phrawang daeng (Phrawang Daeng Cave hillstream loach), pla khor tham phra saingarm (Phra Saingarm Cave hillstream loach) and pla kayui yak phrom phiram, all of which were discovered in caves in Phitsanulok Province, and pla khor tham lao (Laotian hillstream cave loach), discovered in a cave in Laos’ Khammuan district. All five species were identified by experts as being completely new species, he said... Some of the fish were extremely placid, and could be caught easily in a piece of cloth, he said, adding that he had seen cave-dwelling fish being sold at the Chatuchak weekend market in Bangkok.
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