TOP TEN NEW SPECIES: Ghost Slug and More in Pictures

TOP TEN NEW SPECIES: Ghost Slug and More in Pictures
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Satomi's Pygmy Seahorse: Pygmy Among Pygmies

Discovered last year in a coral reef off Indonesia, Satomi's pygmy seahorse--named after the diver who collected the first specimens--is a tiny creature of the night that lives below reef overhangs. Seahorses are some of the world's smallest vertebrates, and the half-inch-long Satomi's pygmy is the world's smallest seahorse. For this distinction, the International Institute for Species Exploration named the new type of seahorse one of its 2009 list of the top ten new species documented in 2008.

(See more pictures of new species of pygmy seahorse.)
—Photograph by Stephen Wong and Takako Uno
 
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