The Dawkinsia
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Fish named after Richard Dawkins

A group of fish has been named after the British evolutionary biologist, Richard Dawkins.

The Dawkinsia, a group of black spot barbs, was named after the author as a mark of respect by the Sri Lankan scientist who discovered it.

Dawkins told Newshour on the BBC World Service that it was a "delight" and a "great honour" to have his name attached to the fish.

He described it as "a kind of immortality".