The pontellid copepod Pontella securifer

The pontellid copepod Pontella securifer. Various parts glow fluorescent green when viewed under blue light.  TOP: Note the male's specialized antenna and claw on its last leg (on the right) for grabbing females.  BOTTOM: The female has an oblong sperm packet attached at her tail. Image courtesy of Dr. Mikhail Matz

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