Notable New Species Discovered in 2010

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Scientists have documented some two million species, but about ten million others may still be unknown. Each year, there are a lot of species are found around the world. For examples, Halomonas titanicae, Pancake batfish, Mycena luxaeterna, Tyrannobdella rex, Psathyrella aquatica, Saltoblattella montistabularis, Glomeremus orchidophilus and so on are some among the most notable species found in the year 2010. Let’s have general knowledge about them through the photos below:


Scientists have recently discovered a new species of bacteria, Halomonas titanicae. The bacteria were found on the Titanic shipwreck about 3.8 kilometers below the surface. Therefore, they had the name “Titanic Bacteria”.


Titanic Bacteria

Titanic Bacteria

This new species called Pancake batfish because they are flat and can use their armlike fins to shamble along the seafloor and remind us of a walking bat.

 

This new species called Pancake batfish because they are flat and can use their armlike fins to shamble along the seafloor and remind us of a walking bat.

Pancake batfish

The newly found genus of leech, Tyrannobdella rex, rules over the remote Peruvian Amazon. This species of leech has eight teeth and seems to be suitable for a B-grade science fiction film.

 

The newly found genus of leech, Tyrannobdella rex, rules over the remote Peruvian Amazon. This species of leech has eight teeth and seems to be suitable for a B-grade science fiction film.

Tyrannobdella rex


The new species of cockroach Saltoblattella montistabularis was found in South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park. This new species has legs specially built for jumping and sturdy antennae for keeping their balance.


Saltoblattella montistabularis

Saltoblattella montistabularis

This web is the product of a new species named Darwin’s bark spider. This species makes the world’s largest webs of any single spider as wide as 25 meters.

 
This web is the product of a new species named Darwin’s bark spider. This species makes the world’s largest webs of any single spider as wide as 25 meters.

Darwin’s bark spider

The mushroom named Mycena luxaeterna has been found in the rain forest of Brazil. This species glows nonstop in the dark and they look like small stars in the sky.

 

The mushroom named Mycena luxaeterna has been found in the rain forest of Brazil. This species glows nonstop in the dark and they look like small stars in the sky.

 Mycena luxaeterna

Psathyrella aquatica is named as the first report of a gilled mushroom fruiting underwater in the world. Psathyrella aquatica is quite strong and can stand up to fast-moving river currents.

 
Psathyrella aquatica is named as the first report of a gilled mushroom fruiting underwater in the world. Psathyrella aquatica is quite strong and can stand up to fast-moving river currents

Psathyrella aquatica

Glomeremus orchidophilus found on Island in the Southwestern Indian Ocean belongs to a subgroup of crickets that make a raspy sound. It is the only pollinator of a rare orchid also found on the island.

 
Glomeremus orchidophilus found on Island in the Southwestern Indian Ocean belongs to a subgroup of crickets that make a raspy sound. It is the only pollinator of a rare orchid also found on the island.

Glomeremus orchidophilus


Notable New Species Discovered in 2010: Titanic bacteria

 

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This article was published on 2011/06/03