Odontonia bagginsi,Ascidian Partner Shrimp

Chinese name:一种虾

Odontonia bagginsi (more commonly known as Hobbit Shrimp) is a tiny species of shrimp with eight hairy limbs. It was discovered in 2009 by Leiden University biology student Werner de Gier and shrimp researcher Dr. Charles Fransen in Ternate, Indonesia. The name came from the novel The Hobbit starring Bilbo Baggins as the fictional “hobbit” characters have hairy feet.Genetic characters of the shrimp was put in the tree of life.