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Newly-Discovered "City of Gonads" Jellyfish Wears a Crown of, Um....

Scientists have named a previously undiscovered type of jellyfish found in a Tasmanian river. The Csiromedusa medeopolis (Greek for "city of gonads") wears its sex organs like a crown on top of its body. It's quite different from any other jellyfish ever cataloged:

Launceston jellyfish expert Lisa-Ann Gershwin says it is an astounding discovery.

"It's absolutely different from every other jellyfish that's ever been known," Dr Gershwin said.

"So we not only put it into its own new species and its own new genus, but it's actually a brand new family."


Link via Geekologie | Photo: ABC News

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