Nice to meet you: amazing new animal species discovered in 2017 – in pictures

From the Pink Floyd shrimp that makes a noise so loud it can kill small fish, to giant stick insects and new types of orangutans and gibbons, here is a round up of new animal species discovered in 2017.

Ziggy Stardust snake and Klingon newt among 163 new species discovered in the Mekong – in pictures

Other finds in the biodiverse greater Mekong region include a rare banana species from Thailand and a tiny frog from Cambodia and Vietnam