Image ID:29370
Common Name:Deep-sea amphipod
Scientific Name:Eusirid Amphipod
Description:Comb jelly and copepod prey. Jellies make up an important part of coastal and oceanic food webs.
Location:This extraordinary eusirid amphipod, reptililian in appearance, was collected from a glass sponge growing 2.5 kilometres deep in the eastern Pacific. It was living near hydrothermal vents and measured about an inch.
Keywords:Deep-sea amphipod, eusirid amphipod, glass sponge, hydrothermal vents, Arthropoda, Crustacea, Malacostraca, Amphipoda, Eusiridae, face-hugger, alien, spiny, pink