New Tardigrade Species Macrobiotus shonaicus Sp. Nov. Identified in Japan (image) PLOS Share Print E-Mail Caption A new tardigrade species has been identified in Japan, according to a study published February 28, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Daniel Stec from the Jagiellonian University, Poland, and colleagues. Credit Stec et al (2018) Usage Restrictions CC-BY Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.