© Andrew Short
  • New Species Discovered

    Conservation International announced that during an assessment program from August to September 2010 in southwest Suriname, 1,300 species where documented, including 46 species which may be new to science. One of the potentially new species is this water beetle according the press release "An Armored Catfish, a 'Cowboy Frog', and a Rainbow of Colorful Critters discovered in Southwest Suriname."
    © Andrew Short
  • New Species Discovered

    The Pseudacanthicus, nicknamed the armored catfish, is a potentially new species. The fish has armor (external bony plates) which is covered with spines to defend it from giant piranhas that share the same waters. According to Conservation International, one of the local guides was about to eat the fish as a snack until one of the scientists noticed its unique exterior.
    © Kenneth Wang Tong You
  • New Species Discovered

    The Hypsiboas, nicknamed the cowboy frog, is a potentially new species. The frog has white fringes along the legs and a spur on the heel. According to Conservation International, it was discovered on a small branch during a night survey in a swampy area.
    © Paul Ouboter
  • New Species Discovered

    The Hypsiboas, nicknamed the cowboy frog, is a potentially new species. The frog has white fringes along the legs and a spur on the heel. According to Conservation International, it was discovered on a small branch during a night survey in a swampy area.
    © Paul Ouboter
  • New Species Discovered

    The Vestria is a potentially new species of katydid. These types of katydids are nicknamed "Crayola" katydids because of their coloration. They are the only katydids known to employ chemical defenses, which can repel bird and mammalian predators.
    © Piotr Naskrecki
  • New Species Discovered

    The potentially new species of damselfly (Odonata, Coenagrionidae) breeds in forest swamps. Adult damselflys perch on rocks, log and twigs close to the surface of water.
    © Natalia von Ellenrieder
  • New Species Discovered

    The potentially new species of small catfish, Imparfinis aff. stictonotus, is only two inches long. Scientists caught the fish in a small, sandy stream in the rainforest. In order to reach the stream they had to trek through dense jungle with large amounts of gear.
    © Philip Willink
  • New Species Discovered

    The potentially new species of catfish, Pterodoras aff. granulosus, is about two feet long. It is a predator and eats just about whatever wil fit in its mouth. Scientists discovered the fish at night in the middle of a large river.
    © Philip Willink
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