Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Giant new crayfish species

A new species of giant crayfish, Barbicambarus simmonsi, has been found in Tennessee. At about 5in (12 cm) long, the huge crayfish is twice the size of other species. Its 'bearded' setae on the antennae, bright red highlights and aquamarine tail fins add to its distinctiveness. Photograph: Courtesy of Carl Williams Source

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

Very intimidating looking to say the least...

Wonder if the bright colors stem from all the oil in the oceans now...pretty soon all marine creatures will glow in the dark with all the toxins we dump into the oceans!