New Fish Species Named After Singer Enya

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Scientists have named a new species of fish from the Orinoco River after Irish singer and songwriter Enya.

Leporinus enyae is the name given to new fish species.

Leporinus is the largest and most diverse genus in the characiform family Anostomidae and includes roughly 90 species across most of South America.

New species are described yearly and the genus includes many “poorly understood” species complexes.

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