Yeti Lobster
Kiwa is a genus of marine decapods living at deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. The animals are commonly referred to as "yeti lobsters" or "yeti crabs", after the mythical yeti. The genus is placed in its own family, Kiwaidae, in the superfamily Chirostyloidea.
Two species have been described: Kiwa hirsuta discovered in 2005, and Kiwa puravida, discovered in 2006. A third species, known colloquially as the "Hoff crab", has been discovered on the East Scotia Ridge, but is as yet undescribed. although analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear rDNA markers confirm that it is genetically distinct from K. hirsuta. The same data suggest a divergence time for the two species of 12 million years ago. In 2011 a very similar morph to the one collected at the East Scotia Ridge was collected from vents on the South West Indian Ridge.
Based on the presence of sulphur-oxidising bacteria on the setae of both K. hirsuta and the new species, they may both feed on bacteria in addition to scavenging. For K. puravida, the bacteria have been identified and the feeding behaviour observed, as well as a cyclical rhythmic motion of the crab documented that is suspected to increase the flow of methane, the bacterial food, towards the bacteria. The two sexes of the new species prefer different temperatures, with males seeming to prefer warmer water and egg-carrying females and juveniles preferring the coldest.
Macpherson et al. named the genus Kiwa after "the goddess of the shellfish in the Polynesian mythology", although Kiwa is a male guardian of the sea in Maori mythology.

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Kiwa hirsuta (Figure 1.1), a crustacean that is neither lobster nor crab is nevertheless dubbed “Yeti Lobster” or “yeti crab” for its resemblance to these animals. In fact, K. hirsuta constitutes not only a new species but a new genus and family ...
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Hermann Ehrlich, 2010
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The pleon is symmetrical in male lithodoids, asymmetrical in females. Members of Galatheoidea and Chirostyloidea are the anomurans known as squat lobsters, porcelain crabs, and the Yeti Lobster. Most have crayfish-like body forms in which  ...
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Gary Poore, Shane Ahyong, Joanne Taylor, 2011
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The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier
Colin Woodard, 2005
In this lucid cultural history of Maine, journalist Woodard tells the story of the rugged people who inhabit the state's coastal fishing communities, beginning with the Scotch-Irish, Germans and migrants from southern New England who from the early 17th to the early 19th centuries struggled to make a living in an inhospitable environment while...
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The Yeti Lobster (kiwa hirsuta) is a furry, white lobster that was recently discovered living on hydrothermal vents of the pacific.
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