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Figure 1 - A modern pycnogonid, Colessendeis wilsoni, from Antarctica. A member of the family Colossendeidae.

Figure 1 - A modern pycnogonid, Colessendeis wilsoni, from Antarctica. A member of the family Colossendeidae.

Sea Spider: Pycnogonids are found all over the world, from coastal tropical waters to the poles. They are also found at depths as great as 7,000 metres deep, though they are far more common in shallower waters. They range in size from a few millimetres of leg-span to giants with a legspan of 75 centimetres (2.8 ft). As of the late 1990's there were about 1,000 species known to science divided into 8 families and 86 genera. They are common in the Mediterranean, the Carribean and around the…

Sea Spider: Pycnogonids are found all over the world, from coastal tropical waters to the poles. They are also found at depths as great as 7,000 metres deep, though they are far more common in shallower waters. They range in size from a few millimetres of leg-span to giants with a legspan of 75 centimetres (2.8 ft). As of the late 1990's there were about 1,000 species known to science divided into 8 families and 86 genera. They are common in the Mediterranean, the Carribean and around the…

The Camel Spider is more formally known as order of Arachnida, Solifuga. Also commonly known as wind scorpions or sun spiders, camel spiders may grow to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in)

The Camel Spider is more formally known as order of Arachnida, Solifuga. Also commonly known as wind scorpions or sun spiders, camel spiders may grow to a length of 7 cm (2.8 in)

Arthropoda Chelicerata Pycnogonida; body not divided into diinct regions (tagmata); unique proboscis at anterior end, with an opening at its tip; variable numbers of walking legs among species

Arthropoda Chelicerata Pycnogonida; body not divided into diinct regions (tagmata); unique proboscis at anterior end, with an opening at its tip; variable numbers of walking legs among species

Strange deep-sea creatures. A seaspider, or pycnogonid, seen while exploring Oceanographer Canyon. (Credit: Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.)

Strange deep-sea creatures. A seaspider, or pycnogonid, seen while exploring Oceanographer Canyon. (Credit: Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, 2013 Northeast U.S. Canyons Expedition.)

In the dark, cold depths of the polar oceans lurk the creatures of your nightmares. Huge ‘sea spiders’ in the Arctic and Southern Oceans grow bigger in these regions than anywhere else.

In the dark, cold depths of the polar oceans lurk the creatures of your nightmares. Huge ‘sea spiders’ in the Arctic and Southern Oceans grow bigger in these regions than anywhere else.

Strophaeus or Idiophthalma. Now I can see where the creators of Spider-Man got the colour scheme for the costume from.

Strophaeus or Idiophthalma. Now I can see where the creators of Spider-Man got the colour scheme for the costume from.

Aqua Marine Discovery: Pistol Shrimp Pistol Shrimps are tiny creatures with a deadly weapon. They are capable of shooting supersonic blasts from their fingertips with enough force to instantly stun or kill their prey.

Aqua Marine Discovery: Pistol Shrimp Pistol Shrimps are tiny creatures with a deadly weapon. They are capable of shooting supersonic blasts from their fingertips with enough force to instantly stun or kill their prey.

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