Sexual Dimorphism in Saphirina

 

female Sapharina
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Female Sapphirina
Male Sapphirina

 

Sexual Dimorphism in Sapphirina

 

These two shots show the male and female copepod, Sapphirina sp., side by side. The male Sappharina only appears like this when lit at a very specific angle but is totally transparent under other lighting conditions. The two sacks on either side of the female are egg sacks.

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