22 October 2013

Tuesday Crustie: Venom

Bonus Tuesday Crustie! Because breaking crustacean news!

I’ve featured remipedes before, because they are cool in many ways. They are cave-dwellers, and probably the closest relative to insects.

This remipede, Speleonectes tulumensis, is in the news today because it has become the first crustacean discovered to have venom. Check the links below for great summaries!

Related posts

Tuesday Crustie: Insect cousin

External links

First venomous crustacean discovered – Nature News
Of 70,000 Crustacean Species, Here’s The First Venomous One – Not Exactly Rocket Science
The first venomous crustacean is found – Why Evolution is True

Picture from here.

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