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Gastrosaccus spinifer is an opossum shrimp; these are small, shrimp-like creatures with pinnate legs, a transparent body, remarkable eyes and a broad tail fan. Whereas most opossum shrimps spend their lives swimming freely in the water column, Gastrosaccus spinifer spends a major part of that time buried in the sediment. Consequently, the species is usually associated with the macrobenthos. Gastrosaccus spinifer can reach a length of 21 mm and is characterised by a narrowing of the fifth abdomen segment with a dorsal finger-like ‘spine’ on top.
Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164 pp. (look up in IMIS)
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