Shrimp (Janicella sp.)

Shrimp (Janicella sp.)

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Caption: This is a species of shrimp, Janicella sp., trawled from between 500 meters depth and the surface, Florida Straits, 2016. This species can eject a cloud of bioluminescent fluid to distract predators when it tries to escape. Mesopelagic crustaceans are common in midwater trawls in the Florida Straits.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, arthropoda, bathypelagic, bioluminescence, bioluminescent fluid, crustacea, crustacean, decapod, decapoda, deep sea, deep water, defensive mechanism, fauna, invertebrate, janicella, mesopelagic, nekton, oplophoridae, pelagos, predator distraction, shrimp, wildlife

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