Horrifying new crab species covered in ‘hair’ identified by scientists

Scientists have discovered a creepy new type of crab that disguises itself in hair scraped from other sea creatures.

Despite their menacing appearance, the “fluffy” beasts actually use it as a protective hat from predators.

They’re much like the common hermit crab but instead of shells they trim living sponges and create a coat out of it.

The fuzzy new species is part of the sponge crab family and has been named Lamarckdromia beagle.

It was discovered after washing up on a beach close to the city of Denmark, Western Australia.

“The extreme fluffiness was the give-away for us,” Andrew Hosie, from the Western Australian Museum told Live Science.

“The sponge crabs are often hairy, but it is more like felt or velvet, rather than this…

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