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Phronima atlantica

This beautiful monster is a four-eyed sharp-clawed crustacean called Phronima. It is just 1 cm in size, so it’s not as scary as it looks. Phronima like Diogenes lives in a barrel, but in a very special one - it is a living salp, which Phronima finds in the depths of the sea, hugs tightly, and then carves away all internal organs. Crustacean needs a barrel for two reasons: firstly, it provides more buoyancy so the animal doesn't need to make an extra paddle, and secondly, Phronima is a caring parent, so it lays its kids inside the barrel and guards them until they become independent grown-ups.

Creator

Alexander Semenov

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Marine biologist | Underwater photographer and DOP | National Geographic Explorer 2022 | Head of Aquatilis Expedition | Head of the Scientific Diving Department at the White Sea Biological Station

Properties

Rights

Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

Extended Editorial

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