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Red-striped Amphipod


Introduction: Red-striped amphipods (Ceradocus rubromaculatus) can usually be located under stones on gravel or coarse sand. The first antennae are longer than the second pair and nippers are on the end of the first 2 pairs of legs.

Distribution: Throughout Namibian coastal waters including Mwe Bay, Kunene River mouth, Cape Cross, Sandwich Harbour, Luderitz, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Diet: Small sea matter and carrion.

Colouration: Distinctive pink to red colour pattern

Breeding: The brood pouch under the body carries eggs which are hatched straight into adults.

Max size: 20mm.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

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