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Most of the deep-sea crustaceans are less than 1 cm in size, but this
species of Paraceradocus can reach more than 5 cm in length. The white
colour is an adaptation to the deep sea as related species from the
Antarctic shallow waters are bright red.
The charismatic crustacean family Epimeriidae have successfully
developed new species in Antarctica. This pink species is new to
sciences and the first deep sea member of this group.
This carnivorous moonsnail lives in the Antarctic deep sea. It can
detect food from a wide distance and will moved towards it. Polyps,
covering its shell, use the moonsnail as transport to food sources.
Small and new species of gastropod that lives on the seafloor of the
Antarctic deep sea. The shell and the snail within it can be seen
through a layer of mantle tissue that protects the shell. Altought
living in dark depth, this species has developed eyes.
AGT pix: Scientists use a specially designed trawl net to sample the deep sea
Marine Biologist Katrin Linse with a sea spider she collected from the deep sea.