This feisty shrimp, an ice loving jellyfish and a fierce looking, strange gecko are just some of the animals on the 2014 Top Ten New Species list

This feisty shrimp, an ice loving jellyfish and a fierce looking, strange gecko are just some of the animals on the 2014 Top Ten New Species list

Some weird and wonderful creatures were listed on the 2014 Top Ten New Species list that was published on May 22, 2014 by the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry's International Institute for Species Exploration!

A geology team testing an undersea robot accidentally discovered the first species of anemone known to grow in ice! Edwardsiella andrillae grows upside down from burrows in the Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf with its two dozen tentacles dangling in the icy water below.

Another new discovery is these feisty little shrimp that seems to live to pick fights with each other!

This specimen is 2-3 millimeters long and was found in a cave on Santa Catalina Island off California. It was named Liropus minusculus and despite their love of fighting, they apparently are also very caring mothers.

Saltuarius eximius is a fierce looking gecko that was found living in an isolated rain forest on Australia's Cape Melville. It has a strange flat and broad tail that looks very much like a leaf of lichen.

Even though new species are discovered all the time, scientists estimate Earth will reach mass extinction (defined as the loss of 75 percent or more of plant and animal species) within 300 years if things continue the way they are.

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