Whale skeleton discovered at a depth of 4,204 m in the South Atlantic Ocean. A Sunken whale skeleton of the Atlantic minke whale (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Seven vertebrae are visible in this field of view. Osedax braziliensis sp. n. had colonised the first two bones on the right B Close-up view of a vertebra colonized by O. braziliensis sp. n. Galatheid crabs (Munidopsis spp.), amphipods (Stephonyx sp.), and gastropods (Rubyspira sp.) were also seen on and around the bones.

  Part of: Fujiwara Y, Jimi N, Sumida PYG, Kawato M, Kitazato H (2019) New species of bone-eating worm Osedax from the abyssal South Atlantic Ocean (Annelida, Siboglinidae). ZooKeys 814: 53-69. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.814.28869