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New Species Gallery: Expedition into Suriname's Jungles

Frilly Catfish

possible new species of catfish from Suriname

(Image credit: © Philip Willink )


At just 2 inches (5 centimeters) long, this potentially new species (Imparfinis aff. Stictonotus) is a small catfish. Scientists caught it in a small, sandy stream in the Surinamese rain forest; they had to trek through dense jungle carrying heavy gear to find the stream.

Hello Katydid!

image of a katydid observed during an expedition in suriname

(Image credit: © Trond Larsen)

Though not new to science, this katydid (Copiphora longicauda) was observed during Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program in southwest Suriname in August and September 2010.

Babies on Board

three-striped poison dart frog observed in suriname

(Image credit: © Trond Larsen)

Three-striped poison dart frog (Ameerega trivitatta) carrying tadpoles on the back. Adults of many poison dart species transport their young from one body of water to another as the tadpoles feed and develop. This species was observed during Conservation International's Rapid Assessment Program in southwest Suriname in August and September 2010.