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.

Published On 12/27/2016
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