Definition of amphipod
: any of a large order (Amphipoda) of small crustaceans (such as the sand flea) with a laterally compressed body
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Cystisoma belong to a suborder of marine crustaceans called hyperiid amphipods, which live in every ocean, from just below the surface to right near the floor.
The researches sent small probes to the depths of these trenches to capture the small animals, called amphipods, that live there.
But some tiny marine animals, such as some hyperiid amphipods, clearly come out ahead.
The only life Cameron saw at that depth were some tiny amphipods, shrimplike bottom feeders.
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