The First-Ever Animal That Doesn’t Need Oxygen to Survive

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This discovery is changing the definition of what an animal can be and have implications for the search of life on other planets. A jellyfish-like parasite doesn’t breath.



Henneguaya salminicola belongs to the same phylum as corals, jellyfish and anemones. This animal lost the genes to breath. How it survives is unclear. 

The discovery changes our understanding of how life works.

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