Scientists have discovered a new genus of marine slug in the Great Barrier Reef.
The new species, named Sarcophilus stolmanni, is found in the northern portion of the reef.
The discovery was made by a team of Australian researchers in 2016 and is part of a larger research effort by the University of New South Wales.
Scientists named the new species Sarco-Sarcophilis because they are related to the species S. stolmannni, which was previously known from an early study.
The research is a collaboration between the University and the Great Australian Bight Foundation, a charity that promotes the conservation of Australia’s Great Barrier Coast.