T. Rex Leech & Titanic Bacteria Make Top 10 New Species List
A pancake-shaped batfish, a leech with titanic teeth found inside a human’s nose and an iron-eating bacterium snagged spots on the Top 10 New Species list, announced Monday (May 23) by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and a committee of taxonomists.
This year’s top 10 come from around the world, including Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean, Madagascar, the North Atlantic Ocean, Oregon, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa and West Africa. [See a Gallery of Top 10 New Species]
The top 10, in no specific order, include:
Also check out the Photo Gallery of the Top 10 New Species.