Hunched amphipod: Epimeria quasimodo

Hunched amphipod: Epimeria quasimodo

Image result for Hunched amphipod: Epimeria quasimodo

The amphipod of Notre Dame? Named after Victor Hugo’s character, Quasimodo, these 2-inch long amphipods can be found in the Antarctic Ocean. “It is one of 26 new species of amphipods of the genus Epimeria from the Southern Ocean with incredible spines and vivid colors. The number of species, and their extraordinary morphological structures and colors, makes the genus Epimeria an icon of the Southern Ocean that includes both free-swimming predators and sessile filter feeders,” writes ESF.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.