What would you name this creature?
A NEW SPECIES of nudibranch discovered off the north-west coast of Western Australia needs a name – and scientists want your help coming up with one.
In a competition run by the ABC Radio National’s Off Track program and the Western Australian Museum, members of the public are being asked to come up with the second part of the scientific name for the new colourful mollusc.
The genus for the new nudibranch species is Moridilla, but the species part of the scientific name (e.g. the sapien in Homo sapien) is up for grabs.
More details and the competition entry form can be found over on the ABC’s website. Entries close on Monday, 15 August.
- Why so many Australian species are yet to be named
- What’s in a name? Surprising origins of Australian animal names
- Wattle wars: the problem with Acacia