© Gauthier Chapelle - IRSNB


(fam.: Acanthogammaridae; size: up to 87mm, depth: 30-1400m)

The widest distribution of the genus, both geographically and bathymetrically. This opportunistic predator can be very abundant and caught by hundreds in trawls. Its coloration varies from a striking red and white pattern (shallow form) to a whitish uniform colour (deep form, see picture).

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