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Noun1.Amphipoda - small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale liceAmphipoda - small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp
animal order - the order of animals
Malacostraca, subclass Malacostraca - largest subclass of Crustacea including most of the well-known marine, freshwater, and terrestrial crustaceans: crabs; lobsters; shrimps; sow bugs; beach flies
amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean
Caprella, genus Caprella - skeleton shrimp
Cyamus, genus Cyamus - whale lice
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Called amphipods and incredibly tiny, they are like mini-piranha because they have teeth sharp enough to tear through the carcasses of dead whales and sharks which sink to the ocean bed.
littoralis) in the Gulf of Mexico and found that southern kingfish most frequently consume bivalve siphons and cumaceans, followed by mysids, polychaetes, brachyurans, and gammarid amphipods.
Orange-shelled creatures called amphipods also drifted by.
These tiny white crustaceans, now called Model Cave amphipods or White Pine amphipods, live in cool, clear groundwater and have, to date, only been found in two pools in this single cave.
Most stomachs (n = 57; 92%) contained invertebrates that represented 16 species from multiple taxonomic groups: predominately shrimp (60% FO), cephalopods (52% FO), echiurids (19% FO), and amphipods (11% FO; Table 3).
As well as documenting new species, the team brought back incredible footage of the first supergiant amphipods ever to be filmed alive - showing the crustaceans swimming, feeding and fending off would-be predators with their large body size and protective tails.
Lake Nhlange had a community dominated by polychaetes, chironomid larvae, amphipods and the bivalve Brachidontes virgiliae (Barnard, 1964).
Most members of a category of crustaceans called hyperiid amphipods are evolutionarily specialized for jellyfish riding.
The top predator of these caves, the spider waits with its front two legs raised in the air, then strikes passing amphipods with incredible force and accuracy.
The scientists were uncertain if the bryozoan and amphipods both benefit from this kind of relationships.
Banded killifish consumed a variety of prey items, including small crustaceans, amphipods, cladocera, nematodes, chironomidae, and plant material (Becker 1983).