Mesopelagic Amphipod

Mesopelagic Amphipod

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Credit: Dante Fenolio/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This colourful mesopelagic amphipod is moderately sized (relatively) at about one inch in length. Amphipods serve as important food items to a number of marine vertebrates. This specimen was trawled from between 800 meters depth and the surface in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010.

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Keywords: amphipod, amphipoda, animal, arthropod, bathypelagic, benthic invertebrate, benthopelagic, crustacean, deep-ocean creature, deep-sea life, gulf of mexico, life on the ocean floor, marine fauna, mesopelagic, nekton, ocean life, orange colour, pelagos, red, unusual

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