Giant Worms From Asia That Invaded France + 7 More New Species Discovered Recently That Can Take Over the World

403

While it might seem like we’ve got the animal kingdom pretty well cataloged, new species are constantly turning up in the deep oceans, thick jungles, or even French gardens. 

Nexter.org gathered mysterious new species that were hiding from us for too long. 

Giant worms in France

new-species-2017-photo

Source: CC/Pierre Gros

Giant tropical worms from Asia have been conducting a stealthy takeover of French gardens, putting local wildlife at risk.  A new study has collected reports of the unusual creatures, which are known to grow up to 40cm in length.

Entomologists missed this giant worm invading France for 20 years. Despite their size, these unusual creatures would have gone completely unnoticed were it not for the efforts of amateur naturalist Pierre Gros who took a photograph of an unidentified worm in 2013.

Pink Floyd shrimp

new-species-2017-photo

Source: Arthur Anker/AP

This is a Synalpheus pinkfloydi, a newly discovered species of shrimp named for Pink Floyd. The shrimp uses a bright pink claw to create a sound loud enough to kill small fish.

Faceless fish

new-species-2017-photo

Source: Asher Flatt/CSIRO

This faceless fish was found by a CSIRO research ship as it traveled up the Australian coastline mapping the sea floor to a depth of 4,000 metres. Scientists collected more than 1000 different species of sea creature on the trip, about a third of which were new to science and half of which showed some kind of bioluminescent quality.

Tapanuli orangutan

new-species-2017-photo

Source: Maxime Aliaga/Australian Nationa/PA

This is a Tapanuli orangutan, scientists found a small population of 800 in the forests of North Sumatra in Indonesia only in 2017.

Mini frogs

Source: S D Biju/AFP/Getty Images

Scientists discovered four new species of miniature night frogs small enough to sit on a fingernail in a remote part of India. The researchers, who spent five years exploring the lush Western Ghats mountains, said the tiny amphibians were there in abundance but had likely been overlooked because of their size.

One more jumping spider

new-species-2017-photo

Source: Bush Blitz

This new species of jumping spider is one of more than 50 new species of spider discovered by scientists in a 10-day trip to Cape York in north Australia this year.

Giant stick insect

new-species-2017-photo

Source: Reuters

This giant stick insect was discovered on Lord Howe Island, having been declared extinct nearly 100 years ago.

Deep diver

new-species-2017-photo

Source: newatlas.com

The Mariana Snailfish seems to be the deepest-dwelling fish in the world, having been recorded diving to depths of 26,830 ft (8,178 m).


MORE HOT NEWS

Summary
Giant Worms From Asia That Invaded France + 7 More New Species Discovered Recently That Can Take Over the World
Article Name
Giant Worms From Asia That Invaded France + 7 More New Species Discovered Recently That Can Take Over the World
Description
While it might seem like we've got the animal kingdom pretty well cataloged, new species are constantly turning up in the deep oceans, thick jungles, or even French gardens.  Nexter.org gathered mysterious new species that were hiding from us for too long. 
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg

Comments are closed.

More News from Nexter