Amphipod crustacean. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Brandtia latissima amphipod crustacean. Amphipods typically have a laterally flattened body and fourteen limbs. They form part of the zooplankton: small, floating marine animals that are an important food source for many animals. This specimen is from Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia, and measures 8 mm long.
July 24th, 2016
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