Invertebrates

NOAA ROV Discovers a Very Deep and Adorable New Octopus

NOAA ROV Discovers a Very Deep and Adorable New Octopus

Invertebrates, New Species March 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm

“As the ROV was traversing a flat area of rock interspersed with sediment at 4,290 meters, it came across a remarkable little octopod sitting on a flat rock dusted with a light coat of sediment,” NOAA wrote. “The appearance of this animal was unlike any published records and was the deepest observation ever for this type of cephalopod.”

New, Beautiful, Luminous Creature Illuminates the Waters of the Red Sea

New, Beautiful, Luminous Creature Illuminates the Waters of the Red Sea

Invertebrates, New Species February 8, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Viatcheslav N. Ivanenko et al. “Sea hydroids, unlike hydrae, are often found in colonizes and can branch off tiny jellyfish,” said Vyacheslav Ivanenko, one of the researchers

New, Beautiful, Luminous Creature Illuminates the Water…

New, Beautiful, Luminous Creature Illuminates the Water…

Invertebrates, New Species February 8, 2016 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science World Report | Journal: PLOS ONE Category: Invertebrates | Taxa: Cytaeis | Named for: Other reports: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/lmsu-tmo020516.php During the investigation of the biodiversity of coral reefs of the archipelago Farasan, which is south of the Red Sea, biologists looked at marine life under the UV-light with yellow filters. As a result, the scientists found ?fluorescent lanterns? that were very similar to hydrae. Unlike their distant relatives that lead solitary lives in fresh water, the new species form spreading colonies that decorate miniature shells of gastropods with green lights. ?Sea hydroids, unlike hydrae, are often found in colonizesRead More

Not a missing sock afterall, but a new worm species, with clues to early life.

Not a missing sock afterall, but a new worm species, with clues to early life.

Invertebrates, New Species February 4, 2016 at 11:58 am

A new species of deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been identified as an early form of life in a discovery that will help scientists understand how animals have evolved over time.

New species of flatworm found in Nottinghamshire nature…

New species of flatworm found in Nottinghamshire nature…

Invertebrates, New Species January 9, 2016 at 12:00 am

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Top 7 new coral species of 2015

Top 7 new coral species of 2015

Invertebrates, New Species January 7, 2016 at 12:00 am

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World’s tiniest snail record broken with a myriad of ne…

World’s tiniest snail record broken with a myriad of ne…

Invertebrates, New Species November 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

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World’s Smallest Land Snail Species Discovered in China

World’s Smallest Land Snail Species Discovered in China

Invertebrates, New Species September 27, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A new tubeworm: Lamellibrachia sagami

A new tubeworm: Lamellibrachia sagami

Invertebrates, New Species September 13, 2015 at 12:00 am

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New snail species revealed to public – The Nation

New snail species revealed to public – The Nation

Invertebrates, New Species September 9, 2015 at 12:00 am

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A New Species of Jellyfish Colony Inspires New Technolo…

A New Species of Jellyfish Colony Inspires New Technolo…

Invertebrates, New Species September 3, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Scientists describe new clam species from depths off Ca…

Scientists describe new clam species from depths off Ca…

Invertebrates, New Species September 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Stripe…

Behavior and Body Patterns of the Larger Pacific Stripe…

Invertebrates, New Species August 17, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Two new species of Amphidromus snails described.

Two new species of Amphidromus snails described.

Invertebrates, New Species August 1, 2015 at 8:41 pm

ZooKeys 492: 49-105 (30 Mar 2015)

New pygmy box jellyfish identified by Queensland scient…

New pygmy box jellyfish identified by Queensland scient…

Invertebrates, New Species July 31, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Newly described black coral is one of the oldest living animals in the world

Newly described black coral is one of the oldest living animals in the world

Invertebrates, New Species July 28, 2015 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Reefbuilders | Category: | Taxa: | Named for: Other reports: Leiopathes annosa is a new species of deep sea black coral that was recently discovered living on the seafloor around the waters of Hawaii and the Papahanaumokuakea marine national monument. In addition to being a new and previously unknown species, the description and analysis of Leiopathes annosa revealed that this coral species can live up to 4000 years!

Hard soft coral: New genus and species of ‘living fossi…

Hard soft coral: New genus and species of ‘living fossi…

Invertebrates, New Species July 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Study: New Species of Hawai’i Black Coral Can Live Beyo…

Study: New Species of Hawai’i Black Coral Can Live Beyo…

Invertebrates, New Species June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Monterey scientist considers naming unclassified octopu…

Monterey scientist considers naming unclassified octopu…

Invertebrates, New Species, Species Discovery June 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

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12 ‘rare and new’ species in Verde Island Pa…

12 ‘rare and new’ species in Verde Island Pa…

Fish, Invertebrates, New Species, Species Discovery June 10, 2015 at 12:00 am

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