The nudibranch of “Name this Creature” contest has a name!

Main report:
(Western Australia Museum)
Other Reporting: How Stuff Works
Scientific Paper:    
New Taxa: Moridilla fifo, Moridilla fifo
Species named for: Western Australia mine workers
Categories: Invertebrates | New Species | Species Discovery
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The Western Australian Museum provided a chance of a lifetime: for anyone to stamp a personal imprint on biological history by naming a species. The museum’s Dr Nerida Wilson discovered this new species of nudibranch while diving off the coast of north-west Western Australia.   Thousands of people entered the competition, and at the end of an exhaustive judging process the species name chosen for this gorgeous nudribranch is …

Moridilla fifo

The name honours the fly-in fly-out mine workers of Western Australia, with their blue and orange coats.

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