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Photomicrograph of the head and claws of a caprellid.  

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Left: Photomicrograph of the caprellid Pseudoprotella phasma (Montagu), by Barry Kaye.

Caprellids are small crustacea that hunt for prey in sea fir forests, with their rear legs grasping sea fir branches, and their wicked serrated claws ready to grab passing animals. The beast photographed is less than 5mm long...
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