Mysterious creatures in Antarctica.  Scientists describe a new species

A team of scientists scoured the Southern Ocean during several research expeditions between 2008 and 2017. They were looking for a group of “mysterious” marine animals known as Bromacorinus Many years later, the research was published in the journal Invertebrate Systematics, describing the unique creatures.

These creatures can live in Antarctica at depths from 20m to 2000m. Scientists observed m underwater.

Although both are oceanic invertebrates, “feather stars” are very different from well-known sea stars.

During their research, scientists collected eight organisms with a distinct body shape and thus discovered a new species: Promachocrinus fragarius.

According to research, the Antarctic “Strawberry Star” has 20 arms branching off from its central body. It can range in color from purple to dark red. The shorter lower arms appear limp and almost bumpy, while the longer upper arms are feathery and almost smooth.

McLaughlin, Wilson and Rouse, 2023 / arch.prywatne


A close-up shows the lower body of the Antarctic star. It is roughly triangular in shape, wider at the top and tapering to a rounded bottom. The texture appears uneven with circular indentations likely left by broken arms.

The scientists named the new species from the Latin word for “strawberry” because of the “similarity of the body shape to the fruit.”

Source: Miami Herald

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

The cycle of geological activity and the extinction of animals on Earth has been discovered

New research shows that what on our planet 27.5 million years There…

The capital joins the fight against influenza. Vaccinations will start with 12 points

According to the announcements, influenza vaccination is carried out at 12 points,…

Solar eclipse on Mars. NASA showed the pictures. Phobos passed in front of the disk of the sun

Phobos, the largest moon of the Red Planet, passed in front of…

Andrzej Biały, Ph.D., from Przasnysz, will participate in international conferences

Photo from the archive Dr. Andrzej Biały will soon take…