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Pram bug
Image ID: 29694
Common Name: Pram bug
Scientific Name: Phronima
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: Phronima, the pram bug is found worldwide, and is normally found living inside the remains of a hollowed out barrel salp (a kind of jelly). This deep-sea amphipod is often wrongly-attributed as the inspiration for the leading creature of the 1979 movie Alien.
Keywords: Deep-sea pram bug, Phronema, transparent, barrel salp, Arthropoda, Crustacea, Malacostraca, Amphipoda, Hyperiidea, Hyperiidae, Atlantic Ocean, deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deep-sea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, marine, sea, underwater, predator, prey, plankton
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