a so called skeleton shrimp

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Franz Neidl
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a so called skeleton shrimp

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This animal is from the Caprellidae (a family of the amphipods) - known as skeleton shrimps.
Plankton, seawater, about 3 mm long
Obj. 4x, brightfield

Franz


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Jacek
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Post by Jacek »

looks like an ant, where do you take them?

Franz Neidl
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Post by Franz Neidl »

Hello Jacek,

I found this animal in seawater plankton, but the Caprellidae are not typical for Plankton. They are living in Benthos. Sometimes you can see them on algae.
The caprellidae are exclusively seawater animals.

Franz

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