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Bizarre deep-sea creature bristling with teeth is 'totally unique', scientist says

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Let me introduce you to Ophiojura, a bizarre deep-sea animal found in 2011 by scientists from the French Natural History Museum, while trawling the summit of a secluded seamount called Banc Durand, 500 metres below the waves and 200 kilometres east of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean.

Ophiojura is a type of brittle star, which are distant cousins of starfish, with snake-like arms radiating from their bodies, that live on sea floors around the globe.

https://www.sciencealert.com/bizarre-deep-sea-creature-bristling-with-teeth-is-totally-unique-scientist-says

https://theconversation.com/this-deep-sea-creature-is-long-armed-bristling-with-teeth-and-the-sole-survivor-of-180-million-years-of-evolution-162842

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