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Genus Phronima

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Hyperiidea
Family Phronimidae
Genus Phronima
Explanation of Names
Phronima Latreille 1802
Numbers
10 species worldwide
Identification
Range
Worldwide tropical and temperate waters
Habitat
Generally bathypelagic but may drift to surface and wash ashore
Life Cycle
Parasitoids of salps: females eat most of the host, leaving only a hollow remnant; they then enter the barrel, where they lay their eggs. The females propel the host through the water as the juveniles develop, eating food that drifts through their home.
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