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[captive] Deep Sea Amphipod (Cystisoma neptuni) has a transparent body, with the exception of the stomach and its compound eyes. They may feed on on soft-bodied animals. “See and NOT be seen” seems to be the life motto of the deep-sea amphipod Cystisoma neptuni. The segments of its highly-specialised compound eyes collect rays of light in crystalline cones and lead them to the tips of light-guiding tubes that are connected to the optic nerves. Its transparent body prevents the crustacean from being detected and caught by predators. It is only visible thanks to the special lightning in my photo aquarium. | Amphipode (Cystisoma neptuni) (Flohkrebs)

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[captive] Deep Sea Amphipod (Cystisoma neptuni) has a transparent body, with the exception of the stomach and its compound eyes.  They may feed on on soft-bodied animals. “See and NOT be seen” seems to be the life motto of the deep-sea amphipod Cystisoma neptuni. The segments of its highly-specialised compound eyes collect rays of light in crystalline cones and lead them to the tips of light-guiding tubes that are connected to the optic nerves. Its transparent body prevents the crustacean from being detected and caught by predators. It is only visible thanks to the special lightning in my photo aquarium. | Amphipode (Cystisoma neptuni) (Flohkrebs)