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New Species Identified!

posted Feb 20, 2011, 9:56 PM by Allie BioBlitz
Sarah Gerken, a crustacean specialist visiting NIWA from Alaska, found a small cumatean at Onepoto bay in Porirua. It is 4 - 5 mm long, the genus is Colurostylis, but it is definitely a new species. Sarah has discovered 70 previously unidentifed crustaceans since she arrived in NZ a few months ago. It is amazing how many little things live right under our noses, or toeses as they are mostly at ground level, and escape our notice.