Yeti Lobster
Kiwa is a genus of marine decapods living at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. The animals are commonly referred to as "yeti lobsters" or "yeti crabs", after the mythical yeti. The genus is placed in its own family, Kiwaidae, in the superfamily Chirostyloidea.
Two species have been described: Kiwa hirsuta discovered in 2005, and Kiwa puravida, discovered in 2006. A third species, known colloquially as the "Hoff crab", has been discovered on the East Scotia Ridge, but is as yet undescribed. although analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear rDNA markers confirm that it is genetically distinct from K. hirsuta. The same data suggest a divergence time for the two species of 12 million years ago. In 2011 a very similar morph to the one collected at the East Scotia Ridge was collected from vents on the South West Indian Ridge.
Based on the presence of sulphur-oxidising bacteria on the setae of both K. hirsuta and the new species, they may both feed on bacteria in addition to scavenging. For K. puravida, the bacteria have been identified and the feeding behaviour observed, as well as a cyclical rhythmic motion of the crab documented that is suspected to increase the flow of methane, the bacterial food, towards the bacteria. The two sexes of the new species prefer different temperatures, with males seeming to prefer warmer water and egg-carrying females and juveniles preferring the coldest.
Macpherson et al. named the genus Kiwa after "the goddess of the shellfish in the Polynesian mythology", although Kiwa is a male guardian of the sea in Maori mythology.

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Kiwa hirsuta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its discoverers dubbed it the "Yeti Lobster" or "yeti crab". ... Although it is often referred to as the "furry lobster" outside the scientific literature, Kiwa hirsuta is a ...
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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Furry 'lobster' found in Pacific
Mar 8, 2006 ... The "Yeti Crab", as it has been dubbed, is white and 15cm (5.9in) long, ... the new creature resembles freshwater "squat lobsters" found in ...
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Yeti Crab | Census of Marine Life
Being described as a decapod crustacean, the Yeti Crab would be related to crabs, lobster, and shrimp. However, close examination has revealed that the ...
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Rock Lobster Yeti - Fish Hooks Wiki
"Rock Lobster Yeti" is the 50th episode of Fish Hooks. Freshwater High goes on a camping trip...
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Lobsters! Facts and look at the Yeti Lobster! Junkman's Corner.
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Yeti Crab
Mar 19, 2011 ... Blog dedicated to bringing you all kind of information regarding the newly discovered Yeti Lobster, also known as yeti crab,furry crab and furry ...
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yeti lobster [Kiwa hirsuta] - WordReference.com
Yeti Lobster [Kiwa hirsuta] - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and forum discussions.
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Kiwa Hirsuta, the Yeti Lobster | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Mar 12, 2006 ... Picture from the Paris National Museum of Natural History through AP.
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The Blue Yeti Lobster - Emily Steel - Prosite
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Facts and look at the Yeti Lobster! ... A genetic defect was discovered by Professor Ronald Christensen at the University of Connecticut.
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Image ~ © National Taiwan Ocean University. Squat Lobsters. Squat lobsters are dominant, numerous and highly visible crustaceans on seamounts, ... One species, the so-called 'yeti-lobster' became an international press celebratory when it ...
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May 14, 2013 ... Free e-book on Cercocean Jobs The California State University ... M/F The Yeti Lobster calls the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge -- a section of the South ...
Kiwa hirsuta: New Species - Census of Marine Life
The unusual, hairy "yeti crab" represents not only a new species, but also a new family of crustaceans ... Being described as a decapod crustacean, the Yeti Crab would be related to crabs, lobster, and shrimp. ... University of Rhode Island ...
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Yeti crabs or furry crabs, scientifically known as Kiwa hirsuta, are a new scientific ... Arizona State University: The Kiwa Hirsuta aka Yeti Crab, Furry Lobster · BBC ...
13 Stunning Photos From 10-Year Sea Census
Oct 4, 2010 ... Picture of a yeti crab (Kiwa hirsuta) -- one of the best photos ... biologist Gretchen Hofmann, of the University of California, said in a 2008 statement. ... This blind lobster, discovered in 2008 during a Census of Marine Life ...
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The Biology of Squat Lobsters
The Biology of Squat Lobsters
Gary Poore, Shane Ahyong, Joanne Taylor, 2011
Until recently, marine squat lobsters, porcelain crabs (Porcellanidae), freshwater squat lobsters (Aeglidae) and the recently discovered 'yeti crab' (Kiwaidae) were thought to have a monophyletic origin because of their similar overall body form ...
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
David Foster Wallace, 2007
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of a vicious presidential race...
Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, ...
Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Crustacea, ...
Frederick Schram, Carel von Vaupel Klein, 2012
The pleon is symmetrical in male lithodoids, asymmetrical in females. Members of Galatheoidea and Chirostyloidea are the anomurans known as squat lobsters, porcelain crabs, and the Yeti Lobster. Most have crayfish-like body forms in which ...
Lobster!: 55 Fresh and Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating
Lobster!: 55 Fresh and Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating
Brooke Dojny, 2012
Among these 55 mouthwatering recipes you'll discover extraordinary renditions of classic lobster dishes--including bisques, salads, lobster rolls, and grilled or steamed lobster--as well as inventive new items, such as lobster and corn salad with jalapeno johnny cakes, lobster and arugula pizza, lobster and red bliss hash, and lobster and pea ...
Biological Materials of Marine Origin: Invertebrates
Biological Materials of Marine Origin: Invertebrates
Hermann Ehrlich, 2010
Three years ago, while attending the International Sponge Symposium in Brazil, I received and email that contained an image of a very unusual hairy lobster called the “Yeti” crab. Fortunately, I met Professor Jean Vacelet there, who had ...
The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
Colin Woodard, 2005
For more than four hundred years the people of coastal Maine have clung to their rocky, wind-swept lands, resisting outsiders’ attempts to control them while harvesting the astonishing bounty of the Gulf of Maine. Today’s independent, self-sufficient lobstermen belong to the communities imbued with a European sense of ties between land and people, ...
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2011
Perfect for all the family, essential for nature students and conservationists everywhere - Animal is a classic for a new generation. The book's beautiful flocked cover, made to look just like a real zebra, also makes it the perfect gift.
Yeti Rescue Kit
Yeti Rescue Kit
Rene J. Smith and David Cole Wheeler, 2011
Awww! Who can resist the cute little Yeti in its shipping crate? All the way from the Himalaya Mountains of Tibet, this Abominable--er, we mean Adorable--Snowman needs rescuing now! Kit contains plush orphan Yeti in box, plus 16-page Caregiver's Manual with Passport, Medical Record, and Adoption Certificate. The perfect little holiday gift! Fe...
Paradise Is Not Heaven
Paradise Is Not Heaven
Rick Lane, 2011
I shall chase around the gym for another hour and then repair to Poseidon's place; I hear he has a fine catch of lobster ... The next morning they gathered in the workshop; Yeti served them tea and biscuits, having carefully cleared a corner of ...
Yetis, Sasquatch & Hairy Giants
Yetis, Sasquatch & Hairy Giants
David Hatcher Childress, 2010
Author and adventurer David Hatcher Childress takes the reader on a fantastic journey across the Himalayas to Europe and North America in his quest for Yeti, Sasquatch and Hairy Giants. Childress begins with his own decades-long quest for the Yeti in Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and other areas of the Himalayas, and then proceeds to his research into Bigf...
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MarineMaster: Freeday Yeti Lobster
The Yeti Lobster was discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean. It is thought to be blind and it has fur-like hairs on it's limbs.
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Exhaust melts cooler but lobster stays frozen | YETI Coolers
YETI Cooler survives exhaust burn and keeps lobsters frozen
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Galatea Resurrects #20 (A Poetry Engagement): ARSENIC LOBSTER edited by SUSAN YOUNTZ
EILEEN TABIOS Engages Arsenic Lobster: Poetry Journal 2012, Issues 26, 27 & 28, Editor Susan Yountz (A Misty Publication, Chicago, IL, 2012) There are 44 poets contributing 52 poems to Arsenic Lobster: Poetry Journal 2012. Those statistics are important because of my response to the collection after I read the last poem.
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Yeti Crab: Yeti Lobster Videos
As we said before the yeti crab(kiwa hirsuta) is a recently discovered animal. Additionaly it lives in great, difficult to reach depths.
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Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Softshell Lobster Glove Review
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One Scientist, One Yeti: Yeti lobster
I noticed today that the blog was seeing some increased traffic. “Where, oh where did it all come from?” you might ask.
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Attack Of The Blind Albino Yeti Crabs!
What’s this? That’s right! It’s a Kiwa hirsuta! A what? Well, it’s a creature that was discovered last year in the South Pacific, near Easter Island, though they only just announced its existence. It’s similar to a lobster or a
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Martha Barnette's . . . Orts: Are We There, Yeti?
I'm so pleased that they're referring to Kiwa hirsuta as the Yeti Lobster. I'd worried after seeing news reports saying the critter was "just shy of 6 inches long--about the size of a salad plate.
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wildlife discoveries: Yeti Crab
This strange animal has an average length size of 15 cm (5. 9 inches).
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