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  • April 4, 2015
  • 03:02 PM
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5 Weird Animals Described in 2014

by beredim in Strange Animals

From pink blind fish to mushroom shaped animals to flic-flac jumping spiders, here is a pick of the weirdest animals described in 2014.






1. Hoosier cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri)





A live specimen of A. hoosieri, measuring 6.07 cm (2.39 in) long.


The Hoosier cavefish (Amblyopsis hoosieri) is a subterranean blind fish from southern Indiana, U.S.

First discovered during a 2013 study on ... Read more »

  • February 23, 2014
  • 01:30 PM
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The star spider - Gasteracantha cancriformis

by beredim in Strange Animals

Female Star SpiderKingdom: Animalia   Phylum: ArthropodaClass: ArachnidaOrder: AraneaeFamily: AraneidaeGenus: GasteracanthaSpecies: Gasteracantha cancriformisConservation Status: Not evaluated, the species is abundant throughout the western hemisphereCommon Names: Star spider, Spiny backed orb weaver, Spiny orb-weaver spider, crab-like orbweaver spiderThe star spider is a colorful species found across the southern part of the United Sta........ Read more »

  • October 6, 2010
  • 12:57 PM
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Acanthaspis petax and the amazing technicolor corpsecoat

by Matt Soniak in mattsoniak.com

Ed Yong recently reposted his fantastic 2008 post on assassin bug camouflage to keep us entertained while he’s away. I covered the same paper on an old incarnation of my blog, and can’t resist joining in on the reposting fun. Kevin Zelnio of Deep Sea News also has a post about it.
Remember that scene [...]... Read more »

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