Light micrograph of a fairy shrimp (amphipod)

Light micrograph of a fairy shrimp (amphipod)

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Credit: E.R. DEGGINGER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Fairy shrimp. Amphipod. Light micrograph of a fairy shrimp (genus unknown, order Amphipoda), an aquatic crustacean. The head is on the left. Fairy shrimps typically swim upside down, their leg movements creating a strong water current over bristles on the legs which filter food from the water. Magnification x4 at 35mm size.

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Keywords: amphipod, animal, crustacean, fairy, fairy shrimp, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, lm, nature, shrimp, wildlife, zoology

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