Due to the great success, the special exhibition “Hotspot Mur. Concealed emeralds” at the Natural History Museum Graz, Joanneum has been extended to 9.12.2018. The exhibition is dedicated to the partly rare animal and plant species of the river Mur and the floodplains beyond. The newly discovered and recently published fish species Romanogobio skywalkeri (emerald gudgeon) occurs only in some sections of the Mur. The exhibition is also dedicated to the discovery of this species and, in general, the biodiversity of the Mur, which is increasingly threatened. DNA barcoding and ABOL as an Austrian Biodiversity Initiative are also presented.
Curators: Ursula Stockinger (Universalmuseum Joanneum), Stephan Koblmüller (University of Graz), Wolfgang Paill (Universalmuseum Joanneum)