Yeti Crab

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 species but also a new genus—Kiwa, after the mythological Polynesian goddess of shellfish. Learn more about the Census of Marine Life and see other species found during this 10-year project.

Post new comment

Comments

Submitted by peter griffin (not verified) on

very hairy animal

Submitted by The Ocean Portal Team on
Easter Island is in the South Pacific Ocean. Thanks for commenting! -The Ocean Portal Team