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Haplocheira plumosa Stebbing, 1888

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Description

Pale and translucent, with long feather-like hairs or spines on its forelimbs. Grows up to 1cm long.

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Species distribution

0 to 250m from Sub-Antarctica and South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula and Continent

Haplocheira plumosa is a filter feeder, using the feathery net of hairs on its forelimbs to sift food from the water column.*
Antarctic amphipods are generally preyed on by fish and squid.

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