Post Tagged with: "New Zealand"

A new mola, genetically ID’d as a new species

A new mola, genetically ID’d as a new species

Fish, New Species July 26, 2017 at 11:23 am

It turns out there was a third species hiding in plain sight all along, Mola tecta.  Marianne Marianne Nyegaard from the Sunfish Research Group has proposed the first addition to the genus Mola in 125 years.   The new species was described based on specimens from  New Zealand and Australia,  South Africa, and southern Chile.

A Colorful New Species of Triplefin

A Colorful New Species of Triplefin

Fish, New Species February 7, 2017 at 8:09 am

Three specimens were found near the Pacific islands of Niue and Samoa.  Found Its colorful body is striped red and white, and blue.  The fins are mostly transparent, but as the name implies, there are three separate dorsal fins from the head to the tail.

Two New Species of Glow-in-the-Dark Barreleyes Fish

Two New Species of Glow-in-the-Dark Barreleyes Fish

Fish, New Species September 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Two new members of the mysterious barreleyes family of fish have been described.  The researchers have dubbed these new species the gray and black mirrorbelly, Monacoa niger and Monacoa griseus. The mirrorbellies are typically found at depths between 400 to 700 meters, part of the ocean’s twilight zone.   O. soleatus, photo by S. Johnson. Barreleye fish have eyes that look directly upwards to scan for their prey’s silhouette.

Five new species of spider orchid, from New Zealand

Five new species of spider orchid, from New Zealand

New Species, Plants August 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Five new species of Corybas endemic to New Zealand, C. confusus, C. obscurus, C. sanctigeorgianus, C. vitreus, and C. wallii are described, classified from DNA analysis.  Spider orchids are one of the most common and widespread terrestrial orchids in NZ            

Australian and New Zealand little penguins are distinct species

Australian and New Zealand little penguins are distinct species

Birds, New Species January 10, 2016 at 12:00 am

Australian little penguins are a separate species from those living in New Zealand, a team of ornithologists led by University of Otago scientist Dr Stefanie Grosser has shown.