New ‘Furry’ Crustacean Found

March 8, 2006

crustaceanFrench researchers have discovered a new crustacean species that is white with a thick covering of fine fur over its claws and legs. It was discovered in 7,500 feet of water in the South Pacific and is so unusual that it was assigned a new family name, Kiwaida, after the Polynesian goddess of shellfish.

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