20 points to Gryffindor! New species of crab named after Harry Potter 


A new crab species found in the coral reefs near the island of Guam has been named by biologists Prof Peter NG, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and Dr Jose MENDOZA from the Museum, after Harry Potter and Severus Snape from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books. The "Harryplax severus" is a tiny crab which measures just 0.3 by 0.2 inches (7.9 by 5.6 millimeters) and is described as having a translucent white-yellow creature and shrunken eyes.


Source: CNET (Wednesday, 25 January 2017)


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