In the 1980s, a zebra-colored fish caught by a man near the edge of the Hudson River in New York City was nicknamed the zorbo.
It was the first fish to have a name derived from its color.
And, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances, it was the only one of its kind.
Scientists from the University of Minnesota and the National Science Foundation’s Ocean and Fisheries Institute used underwater sonar to collect samples from the river bottom.
They found the zubu had a unique gene, called ZBR-2, which encodes a protein that helps the fish adapt to its environment.
They call it the zebo gene.
The scientists also found that when the zabo gene was turned on, the fish developed a highly efficient, highly productive diet.
And the fish is a pretty good one.
The researchers report that when they put the fish in the water at the same depth as a commercial commercial tuna and the commercial salmon, the zuba was better able to get by with a different diet.
It ate less fish and consumed smaller pieces of fish, and it had an improved immune system.
The zubo is now widely used as a food source in Asian countries, where it is known to be a staple.
In the future, zabos could be an alternative to other fish like the trout and the Atlantic mackerel.
The new findings could have huge implications for fisheries management.
“It’s an amazing discovery,” says James A. Pescosolido, a biologist at the University at Albany who was not involved in the research.
“The zebra fish has been one of the most important fish in a number of fisheries, because they’re highly productive, and because they have a unique ability to adapt to different environmental conditions.”