Snow crab was discovered by scientists during an investigation in the Antarctic region in 2005. This crustacean is about 15 cm long and is covered with long hairs.
The snow crab lives 2200 meters below the surface of the South Pacific, so its eyes have deteriorated and its vision has almost completely disappeared.
The parasitic microorganisms in the snow crab help it live deep in the harsh environment of the seabed. Some scientists believe that snow crabs live by eating microorganisms, but other scientists believe that snow crabs are animals that feed on seaweed and small shrimps. .