PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census

PHOTOS: New Deep-Sea Species Revealed by Marine Census
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Measuring more than 16 inches (407 millimeters), this giant mollusk is the biggest ever found in its subclass--Caudofoveata. This species, Cheatoderma felderi, was collected in deep water off of Louisiana, in the Gulf of Mexico.

The creature is more than twice the length and three times the diameter--four tenths of an inch (10 millimeters)--of the next largest known related mollusk.
—Photograph by Darryl L. Felder, Louisana State University/courtesy COML
 
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