Parasitic leech eggs on sculptured shrimp

Parasitic leech eggs on sculptured shrimp

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Caption: Parasitic leech eggs on a sculptured shrimp (Sclerocrangon boreas). The small round green eggs are from the parasitic shrimp Crangonobdella spitzbergensis. The larger round yellow eggs are the shrimp's own. When the leech eggs hatch they will parasitise the shrimp or its offspring.

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