caprellidae

Caprella kominatoensis

…is a species of skeleton shrimp (Caprellidae) that occurs in waters around Japan and other parts of the North Pacific Ocean. Like other skeleton shrimp C. kominatoensis likely inhabits intertidal zones where it is typically seen on grasses, hydroids and bryozoans where it will feed on small plankton which passes by using its gnathopods (claws) to catch them. 

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Crustacea-Malacostraca-Amphipoda-Caprellidae-Caprella-C. kominatoensis

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