It has not yet been possible to identify what species the crustacean belongs to, but this feature is really amazing.
On The other day, photographer Roman Fedortsov shared a photo of a curious crustacean on Instagram. The picture, which puzzled all his subscribers, shows a crab with snow-white “human” teeth, writes IFLS.
As many users have pointed out, life does seem to imitate art, as the as-yet unidentified crab resembles a salt-glazed figurine of the Martin Brothers crab. She rose to fame after her UK exports were blocked after being sold to an overseas buyer for almost a quarter of a million pounds.
Although the toothy crab is indeed a little creepy, it fits in well with the marine oddities found by Fedortsov, including sea spiders, striped catfish and eye-eating parasites. It is not yet clear what species the crab belongs to. Some have noticed the resemblance to the fish Archosargus probatocephalu.
Archosargus probatocephalus is a perch-like fish that is famous for its “human” teeth, with which it grinds the shells of molluscs and crustaceans. Although these creatures do not pose a threat to humans in the wild, they can use their three rows of teeth to bite when caught and picked up.
It is worth noting that this crab is not the first unusual find. For example, last month in Western Australia came across a fluffy crab Lamarckdromia beagle. These crustaceans create their shaggy appearance thanks to sea sponges and sea squirts, which they cut off with their claws and wear like a hat. In this way, L. beagle perfectly camouflage and protect themselves from predators.
But last year, off the coast of the United States, the attention of scientists was attracted by a strange fish with a transparent head, resembling an alien creature. As it turned out, it was a small-mouthed macropinna. These fish live at great depths where light cannot penetrate. They use such an unusual transparent head in order to navigate in pitch darkness.