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a Hyperiid amphipod, Phronima, that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it will eventually raise its young. In this case the adult is guarding the few remaining babies in a red salp. Photographed during a Blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 20-40 feet with bottom at 500 plus feet below. Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.A. Atlantic Ocean

© Steven Kovacs / Biosphoto

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Image size: 3117x2120 pixels (10.4"x7.1" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-07-07

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Wild animal / Tunicate / Salp / Thalia / Salp (Salpa sp)

Wild animal / Crustacean / Amphipod / Deep sea Amphipod (Phronima sp)

Individual / Nobody

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Pelagos

Species / Relation between species / Parasitism / Parasite / Parasitoid

Shot / Black background

World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Individual / Stage of development / Young



Behavior / Protect / Young protection

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Indoor

Enumeration / Alone

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Urochordata / Thaliacea / Salpida / Salpidae / Salpa

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Articulata / Arthropoda / Crustacea / Branchiata / Malacostraca / Eumalocostraca / Peracarida / Amphipoda / Hyperiidea / Phronimidae / Phronima

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