The giant Bathynomus is a deep-sea crustacean with 14 legs.
Researchers from Singapore have found a giant ‘sea cockroach’ at the bottom of the Indian Ocean – and it may make you shudder. The peculiar creature was found during a marine survey conducted by Peter Ng of the National University of Singapore and colleagues, reports Daily Mail. During the 14-day expedition to the deep sea off the coast of West Java in Indonesia, the team collected over 12,000 deep-sea creatures – of which the gigantic cockroach was one.
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Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the Darth Vader sea cockroach. Somehow I knew he’d return as vermin.
Impressive. #StarWars #DarthVader pic.twitter.com/uekUPvksmw
— Mara Jade Skywalker (@MasterJediMara) July 17, 2020
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During an expedition, there are some animals which you find unexpectedly, while there are others that you hope to find. One of the animal that we hoped to find was a deep sea cockroach affectionately known as Darth Vader Isopod. The staff on our expedition team could not contain their excitement when they finally saw one, holding it triumphantly in the air! #SJADES2018