What is an amphipod?

What is an amphipod? Here are some definitions.

  1. A member of taxonomic order Amphipoda of small, shrimp-like crustaceans.
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The vents on Mount Dent also thronged with the new shrimp, along with a snake-like fish, an unknown species of snail and a flea-like crustacean called an amphipod.
The remora Remora australis and occasionally the amphipod Cyamus balaenopterae can also be found on fin whales, both feeding on the skin.
The samples recovered were Scopelocherius schellenbergi, a species of lysianassoid amphipod that have so far only been found in ultradeep trenches in the Pacific.
We found the amphipod G. tigrinus to be consumed by mummichog and white perch.
They are also found in some of the semi-terrestrial and purely aquatic amphipod Crustaceans.
Now, a preserved amphipod is housed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History for future study.

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