ZSI documents another new snake eel species in Odisha

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News: A new snake eel species residing in the Bay of Bengal has been discovered and documented by the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI). The new marine species have been named Ophichthus kailashchandrai.

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Zoological Survey of India

  • The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) is an organization for zoological research and studies to promote the survey, exploration, and research of the fauna in India.
  • It was established in 1916. It is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • It functions under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate.