Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. This
decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of
silky blond setae (resembling fur...
Jun 24, 2015 ... The deep-sea crustacean, which lives near hydrothermal vents, is only the third
species of yeti crab known to science.
Jun 13, 2013 ... A strange new species of crab was recently discovered. The creature, Kiwa
Hirsuta, is also being called the Yeti Lobster or Yeti Crab. No this is ...
The yeti crab (Kiwa hirsuta), an unusual, hairy crab with no eyes, was discovered
in 2005 on a hydrothermal vent near Easter Island. It represents not only a new ...
Yeti Crab - A white, hairy, bottom-dwelling crab that lives around hydrothermal
vents may eat the bacteria in its hair.
This "Yeti Crab" has not been previously encountered in 30 + years of
hydrothermal vent exploration. It has proved to be new to science and has been
Jul 8, 2015 ... This species of crab - found abundantly near the hot-water vents of the Southern
Ocean - have now been described for the first time.
Descriptions and articles about the Yeti Crab, scientifically known as Kiwa hirsuta
in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Comprehensive Description...
Dec 2, 2011 ... The yeti crab — so-called because of the hair-like bristles that cover its arms — is
only the second of its family to be discovered. The first — an ...
Jun 25, 2015 ... A female (left) and male (right) yeti crab on hydrothermal vents. The crabs
produce their own food by growing and eating bacteria on their hairy ...