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Newly Discovered Giant Indonesian “Sea Cockroach” Belongs in a Horror Movie

In Underwater (released last January) the crew of a miles-deep drilling operation face-off against legions of otherworldly creatures. Still, a newly discovered “Sea Cockroach” from Indonesia puts fictional underwater creepers to shame (well, except maybe for that last one…). Seriously, the sucker is almost too scary to look at!

Take a deep breath and prepare for a hefty dose of Nightmare Fuel below!

Mashable Asia reports:

In a 2018 expedition to survey uncharted waters off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia, a team of researchers made some very peculiar findings. But fast forward to 2020, the team has officially confirmed the identification of another new species: Bathynomus raksasa.

According to the Natural History Museum of London, the size of the giant isopod is attributed to the lack of natural predators in their deep-sea habitat, allowing them to grow larger than one would normally expect of other sea creatures.

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What would you do if you came across a Bathynomus raksasa (aka a Giant “Sea Cockroach”)? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! You can also carry on the convo with me personally on Twitter @josh_millican.

Written by Josh Millican

Josh Millican is the Editor in Chief at Dread Central.

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