25 Recently Discovered Animals You Haven’t Seen Yet

Have you seen some of the recently discovered animals? They are INCREDIBLE! Some of them have weird characteristics that have never been seen before. If you read our post on extinct animals, you know that we are losing species at an alarming rate. However, it’s encouraging to see that there are still animals left to discover. Are you ready to see these incredible animals? Check out these 25 recently discovered animals you haven’t seen yet.

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Lasiognathus Dinema

Lasiognathus DinemaSource: sci-news.com, image: UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, THEODORE PIETSCH

Lasiognathus Dinema is a species of wolftrap angler that inhabits the deep waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. This fish can be found at depths of around 3,280 to 4,900 ft (1,000 to 1,500 m).

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Phyllopteryx Dewysea

Phyllopteryx DewyseaSource: livesceince.com via Wikipedia, image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Phyllopteryx_dewysea,_paratipo.jpg

Also known as the ruby seadragon, Phyllopteryx Dewysea is a little marine fish that inhabits the coast of Western Australia. The species was first described in 2015, making it only the third known species of seadragon and the first to be discovered in 150 years.


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Gramastacus Lacus

Gramastacus LacusSource: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The-eastern-swamp-crayfish-Gramastacus-lacus-sp.-n.-(Decapoda-Parastacidae)-a-new-species-of-zookeys-398-053-g001.jpg

Gramastacus Lacus is a new species of freshwater crayfish that was recently discovered in New South Wales, Australia. One of the smallest crayfish in the world, this species reaches a maximum weight of just 0.25 oz (7 g).

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Strix Hadorami

Strix Hadorami Source: iucnredlist.org via Wikipedia, image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:PikiWiki_Israel_21596_Strix_hadorami_-_Ein_Gedi-cropped.jpg

Also known as the desert tawny owl, Strix Hadorami is a newly discovered species of owl. Found in desert, semi-desert, rocky ravines, and palm groves in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, this nocturnal bird feeds on voles, mice and large insects.


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Cebrennus Rechenbergi

Cebrennus RechenbergiSource: discovery.com, image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cebrennus_rechenbergi_1.jpg

Also known as the Moroccan flic-flac spider, Cebrennus Rechenbergi is an agile arachnid notable for its unique defensive technique. Whenever it feels threatened, the spider cartwheels itself out of danger.



Image Credits: 1. Miguelrangeljr via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0, 2. Andrew Thurber, Oregon State University via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 2.0, 3. Shutterstock, 4. PHOTOGRAPH: ROBERT BOLLAND via esf.edu, {{non-free use rationale}} full image used with low resolution. The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject. There is no free image equivalent of this animal so the image cannot be replaced by a free image. It is believed that this image may be exhibited under fair use provision of United States copyright law. 5. Joachim Bresseel and Jérôme Constant via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0, 6. Mirza D. Kusrini, Jodi J. L. Rowley, Luna R. Khairunnisa, Glenn M. Shea, Ronald Altig via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.5, 7. Michael Staab via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.5, 8. Miguel Angel Peña Estévez via commons.wikimedia.com CC BY-SA 3.0, 9. Jean Just, Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen and Jørgen Olesen via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 10. KDS444 via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0 (edited the fan color and head color), 11. Victoria Elena Vasquez/Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 12. © Peter Paul van Dijk / Darwin Initiative via livescience.com.{{non-free use rationale}} full image used with low resolution. The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject. There is no free image equivalent of this animal so the image cannot be replaced by a free image. It is believed that this image may be exhibited under fair use provision of United States copyright law. 13. Tiffany B via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 4.0, 14. Paul E. Marek, Jean K. Krejca, William A. Shear via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 15. Craig Brelsford via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 16. CSIRO News via blog.CSIRO.au. {{non-free use rationale}} full image used with low resolution. The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject. There is no free image equivalent of this animal so the image cannot be replaced by a free image. It is believed that this image may be exhibited under fair use provision of United States copyright law. 17. Scherz MD, Daza JD, Köhler J, Vences M, Glaw F. via commonw.wikimedia.org CC BY-SA 4.0, 18. Cliff via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.0, 19. April Nobile / © AntWeb.org via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 20. Photo Gerald Allen via reefbuilders.com. {{non-free use rationale}} full image used with low resolution. The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject. There is no free image equivalent of this animal so the image cannot be replaced by a free image. It is believed that this image may be exhibited under fair use provision of United States copyright law. 21. Ingo Rechenberg via en.wikipedia.org CC BY-SA 3.0, 22. Original: yossi aud יוסי אוד Derivative: باسم via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 2.5, 23. McCormack R via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 4.0, 24. Stiller, Wilson & Rouse via commons.wikimedia.org CC BY 3.0, 25. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, THEODORE PIETSCH via the-scientist.com. {{non-free use rationale}} full image used with low resolution. The image serves as the primary means of visual identification of the subject. There is no free image equivalent of this animal so the image cannot be replaced by a free image. It is believed that this image may be exhibited under fair use provision of United States copyright law.

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