A small squid swims beside a marine plant

Two new species of dwarf squid have been discovered within the subtropical waters of a Japanese island. Smaller than a paperclip, these cephalopods discover refuge within the coral beds and seagrass fields of Okinawa and take their names from the fairies in Japanese folklore and martial arts.

The 2 newly found creatures have been described in a examine revealed final month within the journal Marine biology.

Close-up of Hannan dwarf squid (Kodama gojutsu)

Hannan’s dwarf squid (Kodama jujutsu) takes its title from underwater photographer Brandon Ryan Hannan. (Picture credit score: Brandon Ryan Hannan)

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