Hemigrapsus nudus with parasite Portunion conformis

Image of <i>Portunion conformis</i> Muscatine 1956

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This Hemigrapsus nudus has a large, ovigerous female parasite Portunion conformis (Isopoda) in its body cavity. The pink sac is a brood pouch, full of parasite eggs and larvae. Collected from Bamfield, BC.

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