Veggie-loving Monkeyface Prickleback: New Aquaculture Species?
There's something more to the monkeyface prickleback besides a quaint name: It's a vegetarian fish with a digestive system similar to humans. And it could be a new aquaculture species.
This West Coast tidepool-dwelling fish captured the interest of University of California, Irvine, biologists. They studied the genome of an unusual fish and found it offers new possibilities for humans to obtain dietary protein as climate change imperils traditional sources. Their paper appears in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The fish, Cebidichthys violaceus, has an acidic stomach and small ...
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