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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Roswell springsnail, Koster's tryonia and Pecos assiminea are small aquatic snails, while the Noel's amphipod is a freshwater shrimp.
They are also found in some of the semi-terrestrial and purely aquatic amphipod Crustaceans.
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.
Approximately 1340 described marine gammaridean species are classified phyletically in the current CNAI list of amphipod crustaceans of North America.
Now, a preserved amphipod is housed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History for future study.

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