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Caridean Shrimp

Caridean Shrimp

C017/5333

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DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DANTE FENOLIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

This caridean shrimp, Parapandalus richardi (family Pandalidae) migrates daily from deeper waters toward the surface at night, forming part of the 'scattering layer.' Apparently this shrimp is able to maintain a relatively constant metabolism while migrating between depths, something in contrast to other mesopelagic shrimp which had a decreasing metabolism with depth. This specimen was trawled at 350 meters depth in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010.

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Model release not required. Property release not required.

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