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Saturday, September 15, 2007

New Species Discovered by Qatar Natural History Group

According to this article by Francis Gillespie in the Gulf Times, what is probably an entirely new marine species has been discovered by members of the Qatar Natural History Group.

The tiny scarlet and white sea slug, measuring only 3 cm long, was found by Gabriele Patterson in a Mangrove Swamp in Sumaisma in East Qatar during an April trip.

The sea slug, which has yet to be named, is similar to a specimen documented over a 100 years ago in Pakistan, but which has not been seen since.

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Sea Slug images (including the new species)

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