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Paramphithoe hystrix

(Ross, 1835)

Erling Svensen Have you seen this very nice amphipode before? The name, Paramphithoe hystrix tells me that this nice specie have ADHD. The picture is taken in Svalbard, north of Norway, and water temperature is 1,7 C below cero! The coral is Gersemia rubiformis.

Erling Svensen How do they change the body-shell? It do not look easy....

George Brown Fantastic Erling. Is it me or is it looking straight at the camera! :)

Animalia (Kingdom)
  Arthropoda (Phylum)
    Crustacea (Subphylum)
      Malacostraca (Class)
        Eumalacostraca (Subclass)
          Peracarida (Superorder)
            Amphipoda (Order)
              Gammaridea (Suborder)
                Gammarida (Infraorder)
                  Epimeriidae (Family)
                    Paramphithoe (Genus)
                      Paramphithoe hystrix (Species)
Associated Species