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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Paracheilinus Paineorum

Paracheilinus Paineorum Source: reefbuilders.com, image: https://reefbuilders.com/2016/02/22/paracheilinus-xanthocirritus-p-paineorum-p-alfiani-flasher-wrasses/ (non-CC)

Discovered in Central Indonesia as recently as 2016, Paracheilinus Paineorum is a new, beautifully colored species of the flasher wrasse.

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Dracula Ant

Dracula AntSource: http://www.livescience.com, image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adetomyrma_venatrix_casent0172771_profile_1.jpg

Six new species of a mysterious blood-sucking ant were recently identified in Madagascar. Known as Dracula ants, these bizarre ants suck the blood of their young in a process dubbed as “nondestructive cannibalism”.


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Arapaima

ArapaimaSource: nationalgeographic.com, image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arapaima_(Arapaima_gigas)_3.jpg

Arapaima, one of the world’s largest, most endangered and most mysterious freshwater fish, was already known to scientists but in 2016, a completely new species of this strange-looking Amazonian creature was discovered at several locations in Southwestern Guyana.

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Geckolepis Megalepis

Geckolepis MegalepisSource: Wikipedia, image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Geckolepis_megalepis_crop.png

Geckolepis Megalepis is a species of gecko that was recently found in Northern Madagascar. This gecko can detach its enormously large scales as a defense mechanism when a predator attacks, leaving the predator with a mouthful of scales rather than itself.


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Scaleless Blackfish

Scaleless Blackfish Source: mirror.co.uk, image: CSIRO - https://blog.csiro.au/ (non-CC)

This bizarre fanged scaleless blackfish was discovered by scientists with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in a volcano off the coast of Australia in 2015.

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