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Japanese scientists uncover rare Akame fish behaviour

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One of the Japan's shyest species of fish is finding it hard to stay out of the limelight.

The Akame fish is talked about in almost legendary terms, but it is very rarely seen.

Now, thanks to the wonders of science, the whereabouts and the behaviours of the species are being uncovered.

Roland Buerk reports.

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