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WA fish species to be named after writer Tim Winton

Scientists have discovered 20 new freshwater fish species during a three year survey in the remote Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.

One of the fish, a 25 cm long grunter found in the Prince Regent River, will be named after WA novelist and environmental activist Tim Winton.

Announcing the discovery, research team leader and University of Melbourne biologist Tim Dempster said it was the single biggest addition to the country’s list of freshwater fish species since scientific records were established in the 1800s.

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