New Species of ‘Supergiant’ Isopod, Bathynomus raksasa

If you thought you had some big ‘pods in your reef tank or your refugium, just wait until you get a look at the newest species of ‘supergiant’ Isopod. Bathynomus raksasa is the newest member of these deep sea isopods…

Giant isopod captured swimming deep in the Gulf of Mexico

It has been a few years since we’ve brought you any “Monster Isopod” stories, but when we saw this video, we knew we had to share. You’ll feel this is either strangely beautiful or downright creepy, but either way its…

Xynosphaera: the Parasitic Nephthea Shrimp

Green Nephthea is one of the most colorful and popular soft corals in the aquarium hobby, but most aquarists (and scientists) have never heard of the curious crustacean which calls it home.┬áThe above illustration [credit: Bruce, 1994] depicts Xynosphaera colemani,…

Shocking giant isopod rises from the abyss

A giant isopod was recently discovered attached to remote undersea survey sub and this shocking sea creature is taking the internet by storm! Definitely one to cause some nightmares for the squeamish, this isopod is a hulking 2 1/2 feet…