This week the State University of New York’s International Institute for Species Exploration announced the Top 10 New Species of 2015. Here are the winners, and the reasons why each one is so fucking disgusting that you’ll want to puke all over the place as soon as you see it:


1.) Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum

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1.) Phyllodesmium acanthorhinum: This is a sea slug, which is already incredibly gross, but the fact that it’s bioluminescent ups the barf-factor exponentially. It’s like, “Hey, I know — let’s make this disgusting snot-creature more colorful and noticeable!” Get out of our faces, you revolting blob of ocean phlegm.


2.) Anzu wyliei

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2.) Anzu wyliei: This one’s already extinct, so thank God for that. But the mere idea of some lizard covered in greasy feathers scrabbling around underfoot is enough to make you black out from nausea. Fuck this thing.


3.) Balanophora coralliformis

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3.) Balanophora coralliformis: A bunch of dirty sticks with hunks of dog shit on the ends. What else is there to say?


4.) Cebrennus rechenbergi

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4.) Cebrennus rechenbergi: Imagine the most disgusting thing on Earth. It’s a spider, right? Now imagine that spindly, hairy little fucker cartwheeling around like some kind of demented skeleton gymnast, and there ya go — you got this piece of insect garbage.


5.) Dendrogramma enigmatica

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5.) Dendrogramma enigmatica: This thing looks like a mushroom, but guess what? It’s a fucking animal related to jellyfish, maybe? It’s so goddamn gross that scientists don’t even really know what it is. Better to just forget it even exits.


6.) Deuteragenia ossarium

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6.) Deuteragenia ossarium: Also known as the bone-house wasp, this odious bug kills spiders and seals them into individual wax cells to feed its writhing young. How fast would you smash one of these evil bastards with a rock? You wouldn’t even need to think about it.


7.) Limnonectes larvaepartus

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7.) Limnonectes larvaepartus: This fucking Indonesian frog has FUCKING FANGS. Isn’t climate change taking care of gross bullshit like this?


8.) Phryganistria tamdaoensis

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8.) Phryganistria tamdaoensis: Oh, look — a totally normal stick, right? Nothing to worry about. Actually, never mind. It’s just a 9-inch goddamn bug, tricking us into thinking it’s a stick. Burn down all the forests.


9.) Tillandsia religiosa

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9.) Tillandsia religiosa: This thing’s OK.


10.) Torquigener albomaculosus

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10.) Torquigener albomaculosus: So, not only is this new puffer fish hatefully gross, it apparently knows math or some shit — it builds geometrically perfect, creepy little nests to attract a mate. Like a serial killer, really. It’s like it’s rubbing our faces in the fact that it’s spawning and making even more vile little ocean goblins.

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