Re: Typhlogobius californiensis

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Posted by scottg on October 18, 2008 at 11:38:02:

In Reply to: Typhlogobius californiensis posted by Chris on October 18, 2008 at 11:31:35:

wow, I learned something new today, thanks alot chris

I found this on the web:

In the dark, rocky caves beneath San Diego's Point Loma Peninsula live schools of little, pink, blind fish, six or seven inches long. They were discovered and later described and classified by a young woman named Rosa Smith. The blind goby, Typhologobius californiensis (now Othonops eos) inaugurated her career. According to famed marine biologist Carl L. Hubbs, "Rosa Smith was indeed the first woman ichthyologist of any accomplishments."*

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