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Phronima with young on Salp

A Phronima amphipod (length ~ 3 cm) with young perched on the remains of its salp host that was photographed during a blackwater scuba dive several miles offshore of Hawaii Island at night. Aspect Ratio = 1:1.

arthropodArthropodaBIDClass MalacostracaInvertebrateOrder AmphipodaPhronima in salp hostPhronimidaePhylum ArthropodaSeacam underwater housingSuborder HyperiideaSubphyllum CrustaceaSuperfamily Phronimoideabiosphereblackwaterbluewater divehyperiidin situmarine lifenaturalworldnaturescubascuba divingunderwaterunderwater photographyunderwaterphotowild