Habitat: cold, deep waters of the Atlantic
Status: No conservation concerns
These guys reach a length of 7-14 inches, making them a prime example of deep sea gigantism. Most isopods only reach a length of 1 to 5 centimeters!
As scavengers of the abyss, Giant Isopods are carnivorous creatures that will feast on anything they can get their spiny claws on including dead whales, fish, and squid. They also devour slow moving prey like sea cucumbers and sponges.
Here’s a video of them (as well as a few other deep sea denizens) going to town on a dead tuna: