Fish14_yati_crapKiwa hirsuta, dubbed the ‘Yeti Crab’ by those who discovered it in 2005 deep in the South Pacific Ocean, is around 15cm long and is distinguished by the large quantity of blonde bristles (technically called setae) which cover its legs and claws.

The creature has very small pigmented eyes and is thought to be blind. It feeds by effectively growing its own food by cultivating bacteria on its hairy legs.

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