Top 10 New Species of 2009

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The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University has declared the top 10 species discovered in 2009.

This one to the left is a strange one: the bomb-dropping worm (Swima bombiviridis) that "has these green gills it can kind of throw off, and the predator will follow the gill instead of following the [worm], so it is tripping up the predator."

Check out the entire list, which includes a rat-eating plant, a psychedelic flat-faced frogfish, and a translucent Dracula fish: Link


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