The Life of Animals | Yeti Crab | K. hirsuta was discovered in March 2005, a group organized by Robert Vrijenhoek of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Monterey, Calif. And Michel Segonzac of the Ifremer and the Census of Marine Life scientist's use of the submarine DSV Alvin, operating from RV Atlantis. The discovery was announced March 7, 2006. Hairy pincers contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature can be used to neutralize toxic minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents, where he lives.
The term "furry lobster" is usually used for family Synaxidae. McPherson et al. Named the genus Kiwa after "goddess of shellfish in Polynesian mythology," but it is the sea in Maori mythology Kiwa Guardian Hirsuta means "hairy" in Latin.