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Scientists discover rare fish with ‘hands’
3rd April 2018

By Sandra Pearce
A team of divers and scientists has discovered a population of what is thought to be the world’s rarest fish.
 
Red handfish are found off south-east Tasmania and prior to this, only around 20-40 had been identified. They get their name because of their hand-like fins and they can be found crawling on the seabed.
 
Dr Stuart Smith told Reef Life Survey: “Finding this second population is a huge relief as it effectively doubles how many we think are left on the planet.”