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New marine spider species named after Bob Marley

New marine spider species named after Bob Marley”

This phenomenon exposed a odd population of spiders adapted to living underwater, which got named after Bob Marley. The team was headed by Dr. Barbara Baehr.

The singer whose song "High Tide or Low Tide", inspired the researchers as the spider lives in a "high tide low tide" habitat. The team named it Desis bobmarleyi.

Researchers developed a study on this new species of spiders, published in the journal Evolutionary Systematics. The research was conducted by Drs. The spider has been discovered by a team of researchers led by Dr Barbara Behr of the Queensland Museum. All of them re part of Queensland Museum and the University of Hamburg. "It is his music that aided a field trip to Port Douglas in coastal Queensland, Australia, to collect spiders with a highly unique biology". This creature is unusual than other spiders it is truly marine. They evolved special features to survive a marine life after they kept hiding in seashells and corals when high tide came. To breathe, they build air chambers using sands. Once the sea water recedes, though, they are out and about hunting small invertebrates that roam the surfaces of the nearby rocks, corals and plants.

Another fact that the researchers have stated that, their size varies from gender to gender.

Scientists gathered brain coral-which lack a brain, but rather are named for their appearance-and upon examination found male and female specimens of the new spider.

Both sexes of D. bobmarleyi are characterized by primarily red and brown colors. The legs of the specimen were orangish-brown and capped by the long dark grey hair like structure. The researchers still aren't sure how widely distributed the species is, but so far they've recorded it living in intertidal zones of the Great Barrier Reef on the northeastern coast of Queensland - yet another example of the unbelievable biodiversity found in and around this famous reef system. The scientists said that the new species have been decreasing with time and they may get extinct in few years. Thought marine spiders are known from many areas of the Australian Coast, but it appears the people rarely notice them. The researchers have informed that more research is required to understand the function and how these species behave to unlock the key secrets of marine spiders.



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