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The scud is a gammarid-like anima, found particularly among red seaweed. Males are easy to distinguish by their conspicuously enlarged second claw. In addition, they have a multi-colored body, so the look different than most amphipods. This coloring helps to camouflage the animal among the seaweeds. Scuds build their own house, a tube. Males and females live in separate tubes.

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