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Uncover the fascinating stories behind scientific names – and help us name one of our latest discoveries.
Meet some of the passionate scientists who’ve discovered more than 2,500 species since the museum’s humble beginnings in 1865. Learn how they’ve named their discoveries, and explore their legacy today.
Celebrate 150 years of science at Te Papa by helping us name a new species. You just might go down in history.
Suggest a name for this Acanthoclinus rockfish. We’ll seriously consider your idea.
This rockfish will be described as a new species by Te Papa scientist Andrew Stewart.
PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are now closed.
When choosing your species name, keep in mind that this rockfish:
Scientific names are treated as Latin, and often include Latin endings.
If you’re naming this species after:
You can make a submission in the exhibition or by email.
Please include why you chose the name.
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