is this an Amphipode ?

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Franz Neidl
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is this an Amphipode ?

Post by Franz Neidl »

Could it be a Amphipode?. I dont know the species or the family. Maybe somebody can help.
Seawater, about 2-3 mm long, brightfield, Objective 4x



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Post by Ichthyophthirius »

Just by looking at it (without using a key) I would think this is an isopod rather than an amphipod.

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Post by Wim van Egmond »

It does look like an isopod since amphipods are laterally compressed. But this looks more like laterally compressed by the coverslip. There are many species and the books usually show them laterally. So it is hard to find out the species.


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