2013년 9월 23일 월요일

존재하는 줄 몰랐던 이상한 동물들 : New Creatures Recently found

존재하는 줄 몰랐던 이상한 동물들

Found on the Galapagos Islands, this fish is actually a pretty bad swimmer,
 and uses its pectoral fins to walk on the bottom of the ocean.
갈라파고 섬에서 발견된 이물고기는 사실 수영을 잘 할 줄 모르는 고기인데
 대양바닥을 가슴지느러미를 써서 걸어 다닌다.
(Image credits: imgur 저작권: 임거르)

Goblin Shark 도깨비 상어

This rare shark is sometimes even called a “living fossil”,
“is the only extant representative of the family Mitsukurinidae,
a lineage some 125 million years old.” 
이 희기한 상어는 가끔 "살아있는 화석"이라고 불리워 지는 데
거의 125백만년된 미추큐리니대 가족의 유일한 현존하는 물고기다.
Goblin sharks inhabit around the world at depths greater than 100 m (330 ft),
with adults found deeper than juveniles.
Given the depths at which it lives,
the goblin shark poses no danger to humans.
  도깨비상어들은 세계각지에서
100미터 깊이에 살고있으며 성년의 상어들은
 어린 상어들 보더 더 깊은 곳에서 발견된다.
그들이 사는 깊이를 고려할 때 이 도깨비 상어들은 인간들에게 위험을 주지 않는 다.
(Image credits: imgur)

The Panda Ant 판다 개미

The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps (despite the names)
whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants.
이 개미벌과는 날개 없는 암놈들은 커다란 머리털난 개미와
 흡사한 3000 종이나 넘는 말벌(이름이 좀 그렇지만)의 일종이다.
Found in Chile, they are known for their extremely painful stings,
 hence the common name cow killer or cow ant.
칠레에서 발견된 이놈들은 아주 아픈 침으로 잘 알려졌기에
 보통 암소죽이는 놈이나 암소개미로 불려진다.
Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda
ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.
흑백종류는 종종 중국의 거대한 판다와 털색갈이 비슷하여 판다개미로 알려졌다.
  (Image credits: Chris Lukhaup)

Penis Snake 자지 뱀

This, uhm… peculiar eyeless animal is actually called Atretochoana eiselti. It is a large,
presumably aquatic, caecilian amphibian with a broad,
 flat head and a fleshy dorsal fin on the body.
이 특이한 놈은.... 특히 눈이 없는 이짐승은 매레토초아나 다이실티 라 불리운다.
이놈은 필시 물에서 사는 놈으로 다리가 없으며 양서류족으로 넙죽하고 평편한 머리에다
몸에 살같은 등지러미가 있는 놈이다.
  (Image credits: fotos.noticias.bol.uol.com.br)

Umbonia Spinosa 움보니아 스피노사

These thorn bugs are related to cicadas,
and use their beaks to pierce plant stems to feed upon their sap.
Their strange appearance still poses many questions to scientists.
이 가시달린 곤충은 매미 종류로서
주둥이를 써서 나무 가지을 뚫어파고들어 나무의 수액을 빨아 먹고 산다.
이들의 기묘한 모양은 과학자들에게 많은 의문을 남겨주고 있다. 
(Image credits: Colin Hutton)

Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Found in Madagascar, Africa,
this small tenrec is the only mammal known to use stridulation for generating sound –
something that’s usually associated with snakes and insects.
 (Image credits: hakoar | telegraph.co.uk)

Hummingbird Hawk-Moth

As this hawk-moth feeds on flowers and makes a similar humming sound,
 it looks a lot like a hummingbird.
What’s interesting is that it is surprisingly good at learning colors.
 (Image credits: Jerzy Strzelecki | unknown)

Glaucus Atlanticus

Also known as the blue dragon, this creature is a is a species of blue sea slug.
You could find it in warm waters of the oceans,
as it floats on the surface because of a gas-filled sac in its stomach.
(Image credits: unknown | unknown | paulhypnos)

Mantis Shrimp

Also called the “sea locusts“, “prawn killers” and even “thumb splitters”,
this is one of the most common predators in tropical and sub-tropical waters;
little is known about them, however,
because of how much time they spend hiding in their burrows.
 (Image credits:Alexander Safonov)

Venezuelan Poodle Moth

Discovered in Venezuela in 2009,
this new species of alien-looking moth is still poorly explored.
Waiting for more info about them!
 (Image credits: Arthur Anker | imgur)

The Pacu Fish

You probably don’t need much explanation as to 
why the residents of Papua New Guinea call this fish a “ball cutter.”
The local fishermen were really worried about the safety of their testicles
 when they had to get in the water!
(Image credits: imgur |evolvingcomplexityii)

Giant Isopod

This one is the largest of the existing isopods.
“The enormous size of the giant isopod is a result of a phenomenon known as deep sea gigantism.
This is the tendency of deep sea crustaceans  
and other animals to grow to a much larger size than similar species 
in shallower waters.” (Image credits: Littoraria)

The Saiga Antelope

This saiga, spread around the Eurasian steppe, is known for its an extremely unusual,
over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis
. (Image credits:enews.fergananews.com)

The Blue Parrotfish

This bright blue fish can be found in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean,
and spends 80% of its time searching for food.
 (Image credits: imgur | depalmadise)

Indian Purple Frog

Found in India, this species of frog have bloated body and an unusually pointy snout;
it only spends two weeks a year on the surface of earth, leaving the underground for mating.
(Image credits: wikipedia.org)


This large stork-like bird gets its name because of the shape of its beak.
Even though it was already known to ancient Egyptians and Arabs,
 the bird was only classified in 19th century.
(Image credits: David Li | shoebill.info)


This mammal is native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa.
Despite the zebra-like stripes,
it is actually more closely related to giraffes.
 (Image credits:marylandzoo.org | baynews9.com)


This toothed whale, found in the arctic,
has been valued for over 1000 years by the Inuit people for its meat and ivory.
The narwhal, however, is especially sensitive to the climate change.
 (Image credits:gowild.wwf.org.uk | Richard Thomas)

Thorny Dragon

Coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns,
 this lizard has a “false” head,
which he presents to his predators by dipping the real one.
(Image credits: imgur | Christopher Watson)

Sea Pig


Scotoplanes live on deep ocean bottoms,
 specifically on the abyssal plain in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean,
typically at depths of over 1000 meters.
They are deposit feeders,
and obtain food by extracting organic particles from deep-sea mud.
(Image credits: imgur| thedailygreen.com | realcoldfish)

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