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A Ghostly Octopus and 15K Other New Species Were Found in 2016

A spider resembling Harry Potter's sorting hat and a poisonous millipede with four penises are among the many unusual animals species identified this year.

December 27, 2016
9:17 AM EST
Spider Eriovixia gryffindori. Credit: Javed Ahmed, Twitter
Skate Notoraja martinezi. Credit: Dave Ebert and Doug Long
Marine biologist Sylvia Earle gives President Barack Obama a photograph of Tosanoides obama on Midway Atoll. Credit: Brian Skerry, National Geographic