tribal name in 'world first'
Kaumātua of a Northland iwi have been involved in the naming of a new pygmy pipehorse for the first time.
The newly discovered pygmy pipehorse species, a fish similar to the seahorse, has been given the scientific name Cylix tupareomanaia.
Its common name will be manaia pygmy pipehorse, or tu pare o manaia.
Auckland Museum said the species was first seen by divers at the Poor Knights Island Marine Reserve in 2011, but it was believed to be a different rare seahorse species called Hippocampus jugumus.
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