22 December 2009

Tuesday Crustie: The only one on the web

This is an amphipod called Maera mastersi.

I came across a reference to another species in the same genus in a paper I was reading... and I couldn’t find a picture. So I tried searching for the genus name, and this was the only picture I found of any species in the genus. It’s a reminder of how far we are from cataloging the life on this planet.

Picture from here.

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