New York College Lists Top 10 New Species for 2016

SYRACUSE (AP) -
A newly discovered damselfly from Africa. (Jens Kipping/SUNY)
A newly discovered damselfly from Africa. (Jens Kipping/SUNY)

A sea dragon with stunning shades of ruby red and pink and a dainty damselfly are among the top 10 new species of 2016.

The list is compiled annually by the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. It also includes a new kind of giant Galapagos tortoise, an anglerfish, a tiny isopod that builds its own mud shelters, a beetle and a carnivorous sundew that was considered endangered as soon as it was found.

Brazil and Gabon each contributed two new additions to the list. The others were found in Ecuador, South Africa, Australia, Spain, Peru, and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.