Scientists and Conservationists are united to save 6.5 crore-year-Old Fish Asprete |

Esprit was first found in 1956 by a student of biology (biology) and even then it was on the verge of extinction.

Special things

  • Historical discovery along the banks of the Walson River
  • 31-year-old biologist discovered esprit
  • This species is on the verge of extinction

New Delhi: Fish biologist Andrei Togor is not happy these days as he has recently discovered one of Europe’s rarest fish, the Asprete. This fish is on the verge of extinction.

The 31-year-old Togor has found 65 million, ie 12 million specimens of 65 million-year-old esprit, in the Valsan river in late October. He was quote as saying by the BBC, ‘It was fantastic to have an espress in front of our eyes.

This is one of the biggest awards for any field biologist.

It found for the first time in 1956

Esprit was first found in 1956 by a student of biology (biology) and even then it was on the verge of extinction. Official figures say that the number of rare fish is around 10-15 species, which use to be around 200 in the early 2000s. Now a small group of scientists and conservationists are campaigning to protect the species of fish. It is known as Romanichis Valenicola.

Living fossils are fish

The fish describe as a living fossil, which means that it can live for millions of years without major changes. But in the last six decades, human activities have significantly affected their habitat and caused a decline in their population.

Its residence legally protect as part of the European Union’s Natur 2000 region and the Walson Valley Nature Reserve.

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