Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Creature 225: Dinochelus ausubeli

A mean looking claw

Dinochelus ausubeli is a recently discovered (2007) lobster which is sometimes called the terrible claw lobster.

It has several long, narrow tooth-like spikes on the inside of margin of their claws.  The right claw is grossly elongated and is several times larger than the left claw. We don't know what they use this freaky looking claw for.

The terrible claw lobster was found off the Phillipine Island of Luzon at a depth of about 250 m.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Nephropidae
Genus: Dinochelus
Species: Dinochelus ausubeli

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