Skeleton shrimp

Skeleton shrimp

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Credit: ALEXANDER SEMENOV/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Skeleton shrimp. Skeleton shrimp (Caprella septentrionalis) waiting to catch its prey on a mussel shell. Skeleton shrimp mimic the colour and shape of the fronds of seaweed, hydroids and bryozoans amongst which they live. They use this camouflage to help ambush their prey, remaining motionless for long periods of time.

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Keywords: amphipod, animal, arthropod, biological, biology, camouflage, camouflaged, caprella septentrionalis, crustacea, crustacean, fauna, ghost shrimp, group, marine, marine biology, mimic, mimicking, mimicry, mussel shell, nature, prawn, sea, shrimp, skeleton shrimp, under water, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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