Photo: "Walking" Sharks Among 50 New Species Found in Indonesia Reefs



Hemiscyillum freycineti, an epaulette shark that "walks" with its fins over coral reefs, is one of more than 50 likely new species discovered during recent surveys of Indonesia's Bird's Head Seascape.

Other finds include new species of colorful fish called the "flasher" wrass, a powerful and deadly type of mantis shrimp, and more than 20 new types of corals.

Photograph courtesy Gerry Allen/Conservation International


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