Meet the remipede
Don’t be fooled by their adorable little legs and slender abdomen, these blind, water-dwelling creatures are in fact venom-filled liquefying machines.
This strange creature that belongs to its own class of crustaceans, the remipedia, is the first crustacean to be identified as venomous.
The remipede feeds by breaking down its prey’s body tissue with its venom and then sucks out a runny meal from its prey’s exoskeleton.
Recently researchers from the Natural History Museum have detailed the makeup of this creature’s venom, helping us understand evolutionary relationships and also potentially having far reaching medical implications.
For more information on venomous crustaceans go to Dr. Bjorn M. von Reumont’s website http://www.reumont.net/Evol/pictures/videos/.
Or for some great pictures of venomous bloodworms check out this blog post http://tmblr.co/ZtJ7bq15oak5L.
Copyright: Dr Bjorn M. von Reumont at the Natural History Museum
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