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Title: The animal life of our seashore. With special reference to the New Jersey coast and the southern shore of Long Island
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Heilprin, Angelo, 1853-1907
Subjects: Marine animals
Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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9) by the terminal joints ofthe two anterior pairs of legs being undivided, andby the filiform structure of the succeeding legs, doesnot appear to differ from the ordinary Europeanspecies. It is abundant in the waters of the sandyflats, where by reason of its har-monizing coloring it escapes readydetection. Both shrimps andprawns are frequently infestedwith a loathsome parasite, whichattaches itself as a round blackmass on one side of the neck ofthe victim. This parasite is initself a crustacean, known to nat-uralists as Bopyrus. A so-called shrimp, not to beconfounded with either of the pre-ceding, is the Mysis stmolepis (PI. 7, Fig. 1), whichappears more abundantly about our coasts duringthe winter months. It may be distinguished fromthe true shrimps by its cloven or double feet, and bythe external position of the gills. From the circum-stance of its carrying its eggs in a pouch underneaththe thorax it has received the familiar name of opossum shrimp, by which it is generally known.
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PLATTB 7 Fig. 1. Mysis stenolepis, 2. Limnoria terebrans (X 7). 3. Caprella geometrica (X 2^). 4. Idotea irrorata. 5. Gammarus ornatus. 6. Orchestia agilis (X 4). 7. Amphithoe maculata. 8. Crangon vulgaris. 9. Palfemon vulgaris.10. Unciola irrorata.
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