In honor of Barack Obama named fish
Researchers from the Alabama Museum of Natural History named the recently discovered a new species of fish in honor of US President Barack Obama.
So the scientists decided to acknowledge the contributions of the American leader in environmental protection. Fish pertaining to the family of perch, was officially named Etheostoma obama.
The American researchers are not the first time called the fish in honor of politicians. Earlier this honor awarded to three presidents and one vice-president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Etheostoma obama was found in the river basin of Tennessee. The length of the fish does not exceed 50 mm. Etheostoma obama different orange color with blue spots.