‘Europe’s Rarest Fish’ Numbers Spawn Hopes For Species’ Survival

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  • A rare freshwater fish found in Romania, the asprete, was once considered extinct until 2022.
  • A survey expedition found 58 specimens across of 15 km stretch of the Vâlsan River.
  • Conservation efforts, as well as more robust survey attempts, have led to a higher population count of the fish species.

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