Researchers from Colombian National University along with researchers from Quindio University found three fish species which were unknown to date.
The new species were named as: Hemibrycon fasciatus, Hemibrycon cardalensis and Hemibrycon antioquiae. They are small (no bigger than 8-9 cm) and not considered good for human consumption. However, they are believed to be relevant to their ecosystem because they serve as feed for commercial fish species.
Researchers pointed out that South American fish fauna is yet to be discovered compared to other regions, which are less diverse than the South American fauna, like, for example, the European fauna.