The discovery of a 20-armed creature near Antarctica was recently made public by researchers.
A new species with 20 arms and a strawberry-like appearance has been discovered by scientists in Antarctica.
The insect, which bears the name Promachocrinus fragarius, was described in an article published in July in the journal Invertebrate Systematics due to its similarity to the shape.
The size of Promachocrinus fragarius, an Antarctic feather star with 20 to 10 arms, was not specified in the report, but its color range is from “purplish” to “dark reddish.”
According to the report, Antarctic feather stars are found at depths of 65 to 6500 feet in the ocean.
Between 2008 and 2017, three scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, San Diego undertook expeditions to investigate “cryptic biodiversity.”
The report, authored by Emily L. McLaughlin, Nerida G. Wilson, and Greg W. Rouse, identified specific environmental conditions in the Southern Ocean that could contribute to biodiversity.
The report by Greg Rouse of research identified four new species in the area.