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New Fish Species Named for Presidents: Five

new species of small, freshwater fish have been named for U.S. presidents, according to Sci-News.com.

Gore, Roosevelt, Carter, Clinton

The

darters were named by the Saint Louis University’s Department of Biology and Dr. Steven Layman of Geosyntec Consultants.

Their namesakes will surely be proud: President Barack Obama is the Spangleddarter,

(Etheostoma obama); 

Obama

Teddy Roosevelt, the Highland darter (Etheostoma teddyroosevelt);

Jimmy Carter, the Bluegrass darter (Etheostoma jimmycarter); Bill Clinton, the Beaded darter

(Etheostoma clinton); and Al Gore, the Cumberland darter (Etheostoma gore).

via Sci-News.com

Photos Courtesy of Tennessee Aquarium Conservation

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