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Phrosina semilunata

Phrosina semilunata, a deep-water hyperiid migrating to the surface at night, to devour something. They are real giants in the hyperiid world - their females grow up to 30mm. Almost every time we jumped into the Mediterranean at night and turned on our powerful video lights, an army of various crustaceans flocked to us, among which these big guys stood out boldly. Those thick and well-armed hyperiids easily pushed away all the others and periodically snatched some planktonic worms or other crustaceans from the crowd for their dinner. They are impressive hunters since their huge spiked limbs are sharpened exactly for this task.

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

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Extended Editorial

Location

Mediterranean Sea

Subject

Invertebrates

Genre

Blackwater Science

Edition

1 / 1

Dimensions

3000x3000

Filetype

JPG

License

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