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Phronima. a Hyperiid amphipod, Phronima, that attacks salps, hollows out the inside where it raise its young. In this case the babies are very developed and the ones sitting on the outside of the Salp are ready to jump off and become independent. Photographed during a Blackwater drift dive in open ocean at 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: 4320x2984 pixels (14.4"x9.9" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-12-17

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Keywords

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

December

Behavior / Protect / Young protection

Area / Marine area / Sea / Temperate sea

America / North America / United States of America / Southern United States / Florida

Atmosphere (Ambiance) / Night

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Enumeration / Group

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

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

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