Newly discovered fish of genus Tosanoides named after Barack Obama

02_obama_fish-adapt-768-1A newly discovered fish of the genus Tosanoides was in September 2016 named after the US president Barack Obama for his commitment to protect nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument.

  • The fish is found only within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage site encompassing 1510000 square kilometres of ocean waters, including ten islands and atolls of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
  • The site is the largest swath of protected land or water on Earth and is home to millions of seabirds, endangered turtles, endangered monk seals, and more than 7000 species.


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