「髪の毛で覆われた恐ろしい新種のカニ’ 科学者によって特定された

SCIENTISTS have discovered a creepy new type of crab that disguises itself in hair scraped from other sea creatures.

Despite their menacing appearance, インクルード “ふわふわ” beasts actually use it as a protective hat from predators.

Hairy business

Hairy businessクレジット: Colin L Mclay/Scientific Figure on ResearchGate
New species trims living sponges for its coat

New species trims living sponges for its coatクレジット: Colin L Mclay/Scientific Figure on ResearchGate

They’re much like the common hermit カニ but instead of shells they trim living sponges and create a coat out of it.

The fuzzy new species is part of the sponge crab family and has been named Lamarckdromia beagle.

It was discovered after washing up on a beach close to the city of Denmark, Western オーストラリア.

The extreme fluffiness was the give away for us,” Andrew Hosie, from the Western Australian Museum told Live Science.

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The sponge crabs are often hairy, but it is more like felt or velvet, rather than this complete shaggy coat.

The crabs have special back legs that allow them to hold the trimmings they collect above their heads.

These bits build up to create a tight-fitted shield over the crab.

This helps it avoid being spotted by predators like big fish, other crabs and even octopuses who would otherwise gobble them up for lunch.

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The name is actually a nod to the ship that carried British naturalist Charles Darwin 世界中で.

The vessel he travelled on to Australia was called HMS Beagle.

しかし、救急車のカバーに参加することを思い出させることはありません

ジェジー・ネルソンは、焼けるように暑い赤いビキニのブロンズの日焼けで信じられないほどに見えます

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This voyage is considered to have made a profound impact on Darwin, leading him on his way to formulating his theory of natural selection,” Hosie added.

The new species was revealed in a paper published in the Zootaxa journal, which also details 31 other species of sponge crab.

Hair protects the crabs from predators

Hair protects the crabs from predatorsクレジット: Colin L Mclay/Scientific Figure on ResearchGate
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