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Deep-sea pram bug
Image ID: 29474
Common Name: Deep-sea pram bug
Scientific Name: Phronima sedentaria
Location: Off southeastern New Zealand
Description: Snug as a bug in a rug - this pram bug is secure in its hollowed-out salp home. One curious feature, visible in this photograph, is that the rear two pairs of the pram bug's legs bend backwards, enabling the animal to hold itself in place within the salp.
Keywords: Deep-sea pram bug, Phronema sedentaria, transparent, New Zealand, barrel salp, Arthropoda, Crustacea, Malacostraca, Amphipoda, Hyperiidea, Hyperiidae,
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