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Gaussia princeps
Gaussia princeps
Black Prince Copepod
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0851 (2005-03-25)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Dec 15, 1997
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   Photo In the laboratory
  • animal's place of origin   Outer Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • class Malacostraca
  • habitat  Open water
  • notes   Female copepod lying on her back, about 10 mm long, from Monterey Bay Aquarium. These copepods normally inhabit the oxygen minimum zone at depths down to 1100m, but at night they migrate up to shallow water for oxygen and to catch plankton. The two dark bodies are stored sperm from copulation with two different males. She is ten times the size of most copepods, 'abyssal gigantism.'
  • camera   Olympus system for macro photography
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Black Prince Copepod (photographer)
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