A Brand New Examine the critters called”Elvis worms” gets the scale pig family all awakened.
All these Deep-sea dwellers display glittery, iridescent scales reminiscent of their sequins on Elvis’ legendary jumpsuits.
Rouse’s Group compared DNA and the genetic material of Elvis worms from scale parasitic species.
All these Elvis impersonators discuss some common attributes, such as eight pairs of scales. But every species has its own flair.
The investigators do not understand Elvis worms have evolved these Scales, because the animals reside in the dark sea.
It Could be a side effect of creating scales as time passes, Which have been refract light, Rouse says.
Thicker scales could Come in a fight, because Elvis worms are biters While viewing a pig skirmish Behaviour found.
“Unexpectedly, they Began doing so amazing jitterbugging — wiggling, then combating and biting each other” in their scales, Rouse says. “No one has seen any behaviour such as this in scale rats”