9 New Species The World Discovered in 2015, Including A Ruby-Red Seadragon

9 New Species The World Discovered in 2015, Including A Ruby-Red Seadragon

I. Galapagos Tortoise

Chelonoidis Donfaustoi

helonoidis porter
chelonoidis donfaustoi
Image source: Washington Tapia

II. Cartwheeling Spider

Cebrennus Rechenbergi

cartwheeling-spider-image courtesy Ingro Rechenberg

III. The Mutable Rain Frog

Pristimantis Mutabilis

ristimantis mutabilis
mutable tree frog image courtesy Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society

IV. Peacock Spiders

Maratus Jactatus and Maratus Sceletus

maratus jactatus
maratus sceletus
spiders

 V. Ruby Seadragon

Phyllopteryx Dewysea

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hyllopteryx dewysea,
new seadragon image coutesy Josefin Stiller, Nerida G. Wilson, Greg W. Rouse:Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego

VI. Woodlizards

Enyalioides Altotambo, Enyalioides Sophiarothschildae, and Enyaloioides Anisolepis

Woodlizards

VII. Sea Slug

Phyllodesmium Acanthorhinum

phyllodesmium acanthorhinum
PHYLLODESMIUM ACANTHORHINUM PHOTOGRAPH- ROBERT BOLLAND

VIII. White-Spotted Pufferfish

Torquigener Albomaculosus 

Left: Torquigener Albomaculosus | Right: Its nest. Image source: Joki Okata

IX. The Bone-House Wasp

Deuteragenia Ossarium

euteragenia ossarium
Bone-House-Wasp

Words: Neville Bhandara

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