Presidential fish

Etheostoma obama. By Joseph R. Tomelleri

OK, so they didn’t get a cichlid names after them, but hey, getting anything named after you is a plus. Five new fish species have been described and named, all after former or current U.S leaders who have records of environmental leadership and commitment. All the fish are darters (Etheostoma) that are found throughout southeastern river drainages west of the Appalachians. For more information on the new species and who they are named after, visit the Scientific American blog.

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