22 June 2010

Tuesday Crustie: Terminal

A close up of the very last appendages of a stomatopod, the uropods of Hemisquilla californiensis. Stompatopods can probably appreciate more of this colour than we can, having the most complex eyes in the animal kingdom.

Photo by Michael Bok on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license. Michael also blogs at Arthropoda; check it out!

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