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Epimeria rubrieques De Broyer & Klages, 1991

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Description

This species is very distinctive, being red and fairly squat, with a spiky outline. It is large for an amphipod and reaches up to 7cm in length

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Species distribution

Found as shallow as intertidal depth, but more usually deeper, between 80 to 550m. It occurs from Sub-Antarctica to the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent

Epimeria rubrieques is an ambush predator with a variety of prey. It can swim, but only rarely does so.

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