This afternoon, she was basking near the surface on a blade of eelgrass, so I transferred her to a bowl for a portrait session.
|She clings to a blade of eelgrass, often without moving for hours.|
|She's a little over an inch long; the amphipod here is a large one, about 1 cm. long.|
How do I know she's a female? She's got babies:
|She broods her young, from eggs to larvae, in a pouch she holds under her belly. The young will eventually emerge as mini adults.|