The giant isopod is a crustacean that lives at the bottom of the ocean and is related to shrimp, crabs, and… the roly-poly pill-bugs that dwell in your garden. But unlike their insect cousins, giant isopods can grow to be more than 16 inches cm) long.
Giant Isopod - this is one of the largest of the existing Isopods. The enormous size is the result of a phenomenon known as deep sea giantism. Sea crustaceans & other animals grow to much larger sizes than similar species in shallower waters.
Giant isopods (daiogusokumushi in Japanese) are passionately loved in Japan. The creatures are mysterious and cute in a creepy way, also known as kimokawaii or gurokawaii. A giant isopod in Toba Aquarium in Japan has eaten no food for over 4 years.