New insights into Arapaima diet in Guyana

A new study published in the scientific journal, Neotropical Ichthyology uncovers the secret diet of the Arapaima. Contrary to many expectations, the research shows that Arapaima are not in fact top predators, feeding mainly as secondary consumers, and with a quite varied diet.

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New frog found in Iwokrama

Scientists have described a new species of poison dart frog in the Iwokrama Forest. It is just the size of your thumb nail, and is only known from a small area of forest in the Iwokrama Mountains. Its latin name is Allobates amissibilis.

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Allobates amissibilis. Photo courtesy of M. Hoelting and R. Ernst/Senckenberg