Over 300 new species have been discovered in the Greater Mekong Region in 2012-2013. The list of weird creatures found in the area includes a skydiving gecko, fish with genitals on its head and a flying squirrel.
The World Wildlife Fund released a new report titled Mysterious Mekong to mark this year's World Environment Day. A two year exploration of the region yielded some 367 species, including 290 plants, 24 fish and 21 amphibians. The report shows that Mekong region is still under-explored.