A tiny flatworm with between 50 and 60 eyes, discovered on a Cambridgeshire nature reserve, is believed to be a new species.
The 12mm (0.5in) creature was found by Brian Eversham, chief executive of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.
Biologist Dr Hugh Jones, an expert in the field, believed it was a “completely new, undescribed species”.
He is currently studying the worm to determine its origins.
It was found at Shepreth L-Moor, an area of ancient grass and chalkland near Cambridge.