Holy fish, Batman!

Published On January 10, 2007 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, News

Ichthyologist Pablo Lehmann has named a newly discovered species of fish Otocinclus Batmani: “The name batmani, alludes to Bob Kane’s hero Batman of the comic adventures, which had a bat shape for his symbol, referring to the single W- or bat-shaped vertical spot on the caudal fin”. I love the fact that it is a catfish named after Batman…

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(Link from Practical Fishkeeping – there’s a source we don’t quote often – via Boing Boing)

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Joe Gordon
Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk's chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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