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Compact Amphipod


Introduction: Compact amphipods (Lysianassa ceratina) are so-called because of their sturdy and compact bodies. Features include elongated eyes, short and stout antennae and limbs that are protected by long side plates. This is the most common of over 30 species of the family Lysianassa, usually found scavenging under stones or algae on rocky shores, in gravel or in sand.

Distribution: Throughout Namibian waters from the Orange River mouth north to Luderitz, Sandwich Harbour, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, Cape Cross and Mwe Bay.

Diet: Feeds on minuscule food particles.

Colouration: White to brown.

Breeding: Eggs are carried in a clearly visible brood pouch underneath the body.

Max size: 10mm.

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

Custom make yourself an idyllic trip aboard a private house boat on the Zambezi & Chobe Rivers

Chobe Princess Houseboats

Part of the Zambezi Queen collection these three smaller houseboats operate on the Chobe River offer a superb opportunity to view birds, mammals and scenery on a 2 or 3 night trip

Zambezi Queen

A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River which offers 2 or 3 night cruises on the Chobe River. An excellent way to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax in these splendid surroundings

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