In a hole in a tunicate there lived a hobbit: New shrimp species named after Bilbo Baggins

A new species of shrimp was named after Tolkien’s Bilbo Baggins thanks to its small size and hairy feet. The new species, Odontonia bagginsi, was described, figured and named together with another new species: Odontonia plurellicola. Both shrimps live symbiotically inside tunicates collected around Ternate and Tidore, Indonesia. In the present study anatomical and genetic characters were used to place the new species in the tree of life.
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